Is “Fallout 4” on its way? On Tuesday, Bethesda, Maryland-based publisher Bethesda Softworks announced it will present a showcase during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, in June. This announcement led many to believe that the company is about to announce something big, such as an addition to the “Fallout” franchise or even the “Dishonored” or “Rage” series.
The publisher announced it will save a number of seats for fans to attend. It will also stream its event via Twitch.
This is the first time Bethesda will take the stage at the well-known video game convention. The company has only had booths at the show. In 2014, its main attraction was survival horror game “The Evil Within.”
Bethesda took over the “Fallout” series in 2008 with “Fallout 3,” which takes place 30 years after “Fallout 2” and 200 years after the nuclear war that destroyed the world, which provides the setting of the entire “Fallout” series. The game was available for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 using the Gamebryo engine.
“Fallout: New Vegas” was the most recent game in the series. It reached the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010 and shipped 5 million copies worldwide in less than a month after its launch date, pulling in $300 million.
In February 2014, Bethesda game director Todd Howard told Rock Paper Shotgun that Bethesda wouldn’t be making any “Fallout 4” announcements anytime soon.
“We don’t [have a time frame for our next game announcement],” he said, “but I think it’s gonna be a while.” He also confirmed that the company was working hard on its next endeavors.
“We’ve gotten fairly used to all the questions and curiosity over the years. Everyone wants information. Right now, we’re just trying to figure out which of our ideas are going to stick and finding an appropriate time to talk about it.”