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Official Fallout 4 Announcement could be further away than expected

by William Schwartz

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Despite rumors of Fallout 4 over the past few days and during E3, Bethesda is lowering expectations about any impending announcements. Pete Hines of Bethesda recently confirmed that the game was not being shown as rumored in a “behind closed doors” scenario. According to Hines, not only was Fallout 4 not being shown, but it may be some time before we actually get a chance to hear about what Bethesda Game Studios is up to.

“What people need to understand – whether it is Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane or anybody – expecting information like that in any short period of time after they moved off one project to the other is really unrealistic,” said Hines in recent comments.

Even worse news for those waiting on a Fallout 4 announcement, Hines says that making assumptions about what the game will be may be a mistake at this point. “Fans have been clammering for a Fallout game for a long time now… Todd [Howard] will let me know when he is ready and I will tell everyone else what he is up to.”

Fallout fans aren’t completely in the wrong here. Bethesda did make some major teases ahead of E3, claiming that they were getting ready to make a lot “noise” in 2013. The announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online for consoles isn’t exactly what many fans were expecting, though their announcements of The Evil Within and Wolfenstein: The New Order have seen a significant amount of interest because of their good showing at E3.

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