Fallout 4 due by 2011?

Source: Reuters. What we heard: It's been all of 10 years since Interplay and Black Isle Studio's Fallout 2 arrived to rapt critical reception for the PC. And if executive producer Todd Howard has his way, fans of the franchise shouldn't have to wait another decade after Fallout 3 for another...

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Source: Reuters.

What we heard: It's been all of 10 years since Interplay and Black Isle Studio's Fallout 2 arrived to rapt critical reception for the PC. And if executive producer Todd Howard has his way, fans of the franchise shouldn't have to wait another decade after Fallout 3 for another postapocalyptic role-playing fix.

Speaking to Reuters, Howard addressed the franchise's long absence from the gaming scene, saying the latest installment has been too long in coming. "I think it's good for people to miss things," he said. "Ten years between Fallout is a bit long, but I think there's this nostalgia factor."

And then things get a little screwy. Seemingly unaware of the average gamers' excitability factor, Reuters then floated mention of "Fallout 4," and paraphrased the game's executive producer as saying, "he believes three years is a good time frame between games." Not unexpectedly, this one-two combo exploded with its own atomic ferocity across many a gaming Web site, with the common consensus being that Howard had confirmed Fallout 3's successor as being a mere three years off.

The official story: "He wasn't trying to say anything about how long it will be between the Fallout 3 and the next one," said a Bethesda Softworks representative. "Rather, it was a comment about the fact that 10 years was too long between the last Fallout games and Fallout 3. We aren't setting any kind of timeframe or timetable for the next Fallout. We haven't even released this one yet, though at least we're now very, very close."

Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus...that a date is officially confirmed. However, given the massive hype, decade-long anticipation, and amount of critical praise Fallout 3 has already received, a sequel looks likely. Keep in mind, though, there was a four-year gap between Elder Scrolls III and IV.

Discussion

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CDJammer
CDJammer

I’m running a campaign to get the next game set in New York. People can show their support for the campaign by contributing their New York-inspired fan art to our tumblog: http://falloutnyc.tumblr.com/; this can be anything from graphics or videos, to stories about potential plotlines, missions, etc. The idea is to demonstrate the rich potential of the New York landscape through fan creations.

I_am_Epicus
I_am_Epicus

OBVIOSLY Shuda7 is from canada.... Read his post and you'll see what I mean :P

I_am_Epicus
I_am_Epicus

AAAhhhh................. Good ol' Fallout. Do whatever the f*ck you want, to whoever the f*ck you want, whenever the f*ck you want, with whoever the f*ck you want, for whatever the f*ck you want, wherever the f*ck you want. And..... in any damn way you please.

john4310
john4310

I feel they need to admit if they are working on Fallout 4 and not just sit around acting stupid. Too many people are wanting fallout 4 and the fans and people who will be buying the game have a right to know if they are waiting for no reason,,,,,,,,,

DJTHEDJ1620
DJTHEDJ1620

The first half should start like a year before the war, then you take cover in a FALLOUT shelter when you see the bombs drop, then the last half occurs, then it could be open-ended!!!!!!

Metaljacket360
Metaljacket360

I think at least one of the fallout games should be in Moscow in Russia that was snow covered and with access to driveable rail carts with 50.cals on them in the underground metro system. There could be cool factions like Resistance fighters battling the Russian Enclave 24/7. It would also be cool if you got to use proper Russian weapons like the ak-47 and the RPG rocket launcher. The whole place would be destroyed and you would be able to detonated un-detonated nuclear bombs to create paths onto and from building to building.

crusader0351
crusader0351

@sera1984, because that would be stupid, Fallout has nothing to do with Europe. And I dont think any true Fallout fans would want a Fallout without the bad ass factions like BoS or Enclave.

zfkmkw
zfkmkw

i really hope that the new one will be like fallout 3 instead of new vegas. The over all feeling of fallout 3 was better from the locations to the clothing, it was so boring walking around the same dead desert in new vegas. I want the city back and the jazzy songs!!!

sera1984
sera1984

Why do it in America? Why not Europe? That will give you a whole new chance to do things different (weapons,factions, etc.)...

SpadeFace38
SpadeFace38

I was thinking that it should be located in Orlando. It differs from Vegas and DC pretty well. There's a different enviroment with different creature to be killed for getting in your way, and not to mention the space center that could be fill with ton of pre-war swag. And for survivability, well Orlando's pretty hot not to mention the heat of radiation, when combined, could start killing people with heatstrokes. Lastly, the amusement parks there. They could be modified to be like some sort of quick travel or some torture device, that could easily fit the Fallout universe.

CommandeShepard
CommandeShepard

tj2908 man you and me, we thinking the same man, that what you wrote is completely awesome Fallout gameplay,and yeah screw Legion camon dress like romans in the future Enclave should be at war with BoS and it's up to us either stop them or ally with them or screwe both factions.

tj2908
tj2908

I think that Fallout 4 should be set towards the eastern side of the US. I also think that wherever the set is, there should be another city like New Vegas, only bigger and better. I also agree with the comments listed below, that you should be able to create your own faction. You should be able to customize the look, style, and people of your faction. Also that you can wage war and form alliances with other factions. Also if they make the game compatible online, that you may create your own faction and have your own land set aside in a Fallout world, and your city could level up, and you can take over other players land and form alliances and combine land with them. It would also be cool to create your own creature and turn them loose wherever the game is set. Also that the Enclave have a bigger role in the game, and less Legion. The Legion didnt make much sense to me because they had an Ancient Rome look in the future US. But back to online, it would be great to complete the storyline co-op. And also, if you become hated by a faction, I dont think they should send assassins after you, they were just annoying. But you should also be able to have more abilities in the field of weapon customization. Such as creating a new weapon, or modifying a gun with set modifications. Bethesda should also fix the bugs in the game, such as falling through rocks in Fallout New Vegas, that was very annoying. But there should also be ways of faster travel, such as vehicles and sprinting.

X4teProductions
X4teProductions

I think it is probably going to be held in Chicago, due to the fact that there are so many references in previous games. For example, in New Vegas, there was the stealth boys in the REPCONN Test Site that were sent back to Chicago, where they were sent from.

Anewdawn
Anewdawn

I think it should be located in rhode iland where it's been mainly untouched and is a safe haven controlled by the brother hood of steel with tribal gangs and factions on the outskirts of the iland but the ncr and what's left of ceasers army try to cease the iland due to it's untouched fertile land u would be the leader of a tribal gang you would start out in a huge fight with a under ground enclave base where all your followers would due except one which be a perment follower then out of no where a tank and jeep drive up and it turns out to be scouts of what's left of the us army they then hire you to rid the land they control of gangs and in the process you would run into scouts of other factions and be given more jobs or quests

hauserw153954
hauserw153954

I think they should implement the ability to create your own faction and make a story off that, but not like the yes man option in fallout new vegas. Offer a lot more customization to the faction and be able to establish a base similar to the vault dweller and Arroyo, but truly be able to build it in a way. I also felt other things like armor and weapons should be customizable so that you can create your own unique weapons and be able to delve deeper into fallout as to create a TRULY unique player experience. I also

Nosif6682
Nosif6682

wow.....fallout 4 huh? sounds cool, but you guys at Bethesda should make some more DLC's for New Vegas(BOTH PS3 & Xbox360)

Nike661
Nike661

How about alaska that would be cool cuz there's snow there.

chezlovinmonky
chezlovinmonky

this is a message to every fallout fan ever!! the trailer for fallout 4 has been released on youtube so stop reading this comment and search it up! o and im a fallout fanatic like myself so if any wants to talk about fallout or start up a clan on the new up coming game RAGE ( i pre-ordered it :) ) then my gamertag is chezlovinmonky on xbox 360 live.

Thatguythatuno
Thatguythatuno

honestly i'd rather it not be in a place the series has been before like california or the mojave, that'd just be boring.

GoldCampaign
GoldCampaign

...I want fallout to stay close by the Mojave desert. I just love the feel of wandering the wasteland, hoping to find some cool items or action. continue from fallout new vegas, just have an updated story.. New vegas after 50 years passed.. have the map extended for more locations. have the geography go through a few changes.. maybe the hoover dam was blown up after the boomers fixed their plane. with hoover dam being blown up, half of the waste land was drowned, including cities. I don't know, just making an Idea and sharing.

kanesaw96
kanesaw96

i agree when most people say not to set it in a different country, i think it should be set in san fransico and not new york because it would end up just like fallout 3 where half the map is covered in abondoned metros and you will be spending most of ur time trying to get into the city, it would be good if you could start ur own clan and recruit random members depening on ur karma quests u have completed, how renown u are and how rich you are, more variety of weapons more mods for weapons, big maps beable to choose what ur house looks like, zombies would be good, deeper character customization, no online play that would ruin the hole point of it, get rid of the many glitches the others had, make it some that u can pay AI's to train you in a certain skill just like you could in oblivion, drivable cars, abandon buildings which you can stakeout and at night u can attack and ransack it, more casino games, guilds would be awesome, the idea of picking ur clans colours and fighting styles(snipers hand to hand) is a good idea + when are they releasing fallout 4 and its trailer?

Thatguythatuno
Thatguythatuno

i think i would be cool if it was on the New England/Canada boarder since there's a lot of mentioned areas around there like the Commonwealth and Toronto, there's also other cool stuff like the great lakes and such.

GrimRam
GrimRam

I hope see Fallout 4 with violence and no bugs (if the game get reality).

Rawpawlish
Rawpawlish

I think it should take place in San Francisco. It would be cool if he grew up in a small town on Alcatraz island and had to leave it to save it

MANISUK77
MANISUK77

hmmm....maybe they could hav the new fallout be kinda like that assassins creed games where you can rebuild parts of the city (what ever city that is) and then be able to play past the games ending with that good karma you got from rebuilding the cities :D all i really hope is that its more like New Vegas, i hated all those gloomy subway stations in Fallout 3

godawgs7
godawgs7

It should be in the powerhouse of the south Atlanta,Ga.

derkdude21
derkdude21

I say that it should be put in Denver because in Fallout New Vegas if you talk to a houndmaster at the fort he says that Denver is over run with dogs and that would be pretty cool

Death9897
Death9897

This game should be here by Q3 2012 or probally after the events of the nuclear holocaust that will take place in the year 2077. :3

BoxMan23
BoxMan23

personally i'd like to see either a Fallout New York or Chicago maybe Dallas but not enough bad ass-ness lies in Dallas.

Wolf_6969
Wolf_6969

yea we call them Brahmin... I´d really like to see New York Fallout style (Yankee Stadium Super Mutant Lair or Statue of Liberty Lakelurk Kingdom)

elmofuzz
elmofuzz

Fallout: Wisconsin. I can see it now! There could be mutant cows.

Jdunlap13
Jdunlap13

It should be set somewhere up north like Montana or maybe even Alaska but instead of the usual desert type apocalypse that fallout is known for it should be like a nuclear winter type place with new enemies like mutated polar bears and some yeti type things would be awesome

Death9897
Death9897

Also you should be able to drive,start bar fights,take contracts, sprint, e.t.c.

Death9897
Death9897

I think the game should take place 5 years after the war. Your character should wake up in a hospital after being in a coma for 8 years; not able to remember his past. He should be unaffected by the radiation seem like a normal human but whereas in fact he is different. He is healed by radiation and can sometimes create radiation. It should take place in Alaska,New York, D.C, Canada and Texas. Your character searching for answers of his past and a cure discovers who he is and why he was created and learns some dark secrets of what his creator had planed to do to the world beginning with New York. It should be known as Fallout Armageddon.

Redyoyo25
Redyoyo25

Image Fallout The Soviet apocalypse and like a brother hood guy in the snow with a flamer and a russian symbol on his chest. with a citie in the back round. plus russia has a metro with was going to be used in a nuclear war so it that could be used or mabe cauase Metro 2033 did a game based in there that wouldnt be a good idea

Redyoyo25
Redyoyo25

I really dont think that you will have more then One human companion and one Other (dog,robot) because when going in to buildings if you have three people following you in to a room like a supply closet you would get block ed because i get blocked by fawkes in Fall out 3 so many times but they could give you a option of which follower you would like to bring and the ones left outside could start new missions like when you leave there in a gun fight or one is knocked out mabe even a slave collar. and as for locations i reakon somewere somwhat green not so deserty. even if they do make tokyo it would look nothing like the real citie and it has to have moutain and large open fields around it like new vegas or fall out 3 large citie LARGER Area around the citie so i guess London or germany or even russia somwere that is unfamiliar to the other games mabe even a nuclear winter and it goes in to spring and summer as you advance in game. because in new vegas they wont shut up about how hot it is. it would be cool to see how people try to keep warm with no energy or gas. and it would be nice to see a fight like at the start of new vegas were you have to recruit people to fight another group. i also think when you bout to finish the game the tribes like the powder gang have a little war and you have to recruit people to fight them because i felt so alone when killing the fiends and i took me to do cause there is so many.

livingdeadgamer
livingdeadgamer

I would like to see them go to a place like San Fransico/Los Angeles and have Alcatraz, Golden Gate, or Hollywood and Disney Land, but they should get rid of ncr and caeser legion. Enclave and botherhood is the way to go.

steler301
steler301

they should make fallout in the whole usa and only the capitol of the state is dicoverd and the player discovers the rest and u can fight armys go in armys and u can log on multiplayer to play

Shuda7
Shuda7

I have two opinions of what Fallout 4 should be: 1. Have it set a couple of days after the Great War and have the main character as a ghoul. It would be kind of interesting to see how people would react to the character and let players get a more in depth look at the discrimanation against ghouls. Maybe the main character's family was too poor to afford safety in the vault and hid in a building or something. 2. Have the game set in Canada, doesn't matter what province. It would be cool to see what happened to Canada after the Great War with the annexation of the States. Maybe with nuclear winters and possibly blizzards, possibly from the massive climate change of the war. Also, you can have the main character try to rebuild Canada as it's own independent country, trying to fight the forces of the states. I'm just voicing my opinion but it would be awesome to see that in the next game.

Illier1
Illier1

The Commonwealth is the only place as far as I can tell that out heroes haven't touched. They say is is a war zone, and the Institute and the East Coast Brotherhood could be viable factions in the area. Also Anchorage, Florida, Loiusiana, and other parts of the world haven'e really been mentions in the other games. It would be cool if they go their.

imurk13
imurk13

I think it would be cool to go back before the bomb. And then like 3 game days the atomic bombs drop and then once everything is destroyed have the player come out of the vaults or whatever and try to survive.

TheCouries
TheCouries

I think when they make a new fallout game that it takes place in new york and you can decide on which sides to take whether the enclave, the brotherhood, or neutral. It should also be made so that you can travel to other places across the country such as 3 other main cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit. They could make a few factions like the NCR, a few republics trying to colonize the states. Some could be allies, and others could be enemies. That would be the best game EVER!!

Thedrunktank
Thedrunktank

The thing Fallout 4 would need is the SMART in Brink. That would be amazzingg. But d1mebagCFH, i have no idea how much you paid attention to New Vegas but the NCR( New California Republic) and Ceasars Legion are in America, not Europe. And the problems I can see with putting this game onto another continent is it'd be harder for Bethesda to make a great game with cultural aspects and the whole retro-futurism. Because the wholes 50s thing wasnt in China or Europe. Hell, even huge parts of Fallout like Rob-Co, Vault-Tec, BoS, Enclave/Enclave Remnants, and other factions included in the series. I'd like to see it in either somewhere in Southeast America or in the Dakota's with Mt. Rushmore and some of the monuments in the Northern America. makes these games so amazing is there always in different parts of the country except Fallout 2 and New Vegas which were both in the west.

DarthPipBoy
DarthPipBoy

Fallout 3 was superb, worth the wait imo (although 10 years was a bit long...). My sincerest hope for Fallout 4 would be for another great storyline..even if they did not make any other improvements to the overall game, a sequel with a great storyline would be well worth the purchase price. And as for posters such as divyanthj, I cant believe anyone would want to get rid of the retro-futurism and B-movie-esq quality that is the hallmark flavor of the Fallout franchise. That is what sets it apart from the rest of the cookie cutter sci-fi fiction/gaming genre. That would be like taking "the Force" out of Star Wars.

peanut1229
peanut1229

it should be in another country, like china or japan, or russia, how awesome would that be!

GuitarGOD101
GuitarGOD101

i think that it should be in San Francisco, New York, LA, Lake Tahoe in winter, Chicago, or my home state, Hawai'i; all the islands or at least O'ahu.

Aitken4945
Aitken4945

i think it should be set in canada/alaska or east states or even china as the whole fallout thing started off as a war between states nd china it should be good no matter what i think it would be good if you can make your own faction through how strong and powerful you are and should be able to go to different countries. i also think they should use ideas from other games such as be able to come back alive after you get killed (world of warcraft) but only if you complete quests in the underworld type of place, you should be able to have more companions/friends you have made on your travels,make the weapons,armour and lifestyle better as it would be set further on through time from the last one (or same time different place) so you can show that the people are moving on/progressing just like we have over the centuries or set it in a different location at same time as FO3 or New Vegas and show how its like there and how people are progressing from there. it should have a bit of GTA/Oblivion in it where running around and doing actions can help you get fitter,smarter,stronger,more popular. they can also improve the killing such as sneaking up behind people and strangle/break there neck and make it more realistic when it comes to hearing sounds or seeing people to be able to kill or them seeing you. last bit i will mention is the uniform, they should get a bigger variety and if they do start there own faction they should be able to create your own clan tag or symbol for faction??

randall93
randall93

i reckon make the next one based in china? see whats happened over there?

and123ress
and123ress

I think it should be in Detroit they never pay any attention to it and its the 3rd largest