Fallout 4 teaser website is a hoax

Website claiming to be related to Bethesda's RPG series revealed to be a phony.

As it turns out, the Fallout 4 teaser website "TheSurvivor2299.com" is in fact a hoax, a recent update to the site reveals. What's more, Bethesda said on Twitter, "It's not an official site." A new Fallout game may be in the works, but if it is, it's not tied to that website.

Don't expect news about the Fallout franchise anytime soon, either, as Bethesda has confirmed it won't announce or show anything tonight during the 2013 VGX awards.

The Fallout 4 teaser website originally went live in the middle of November, featuring a countdown clock ending on December 11. The website appeared to be registered to Bethesda parent company Zenimax Media, though it turns out that this was not the case.

The rumored Fallout 4 is believed to be set in Boston, Mass., though is is far from confirmed. The most recent Fallout title was 2010's Fallout: New Vegas, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and set in a postapocalyptic Las Vegas.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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DigiRave
DigiRave

Pretty lame that the content was removed, I'm pretty sure there were people who still wanted to see it.

meedokicky
meedokicky

He is supposed to show a CG trailer right? Curious to see how it looks.

zombieeeeeee
zombieeeeeee

Hey guys!!!! Remember back in the Spring when Bethesda said 2013 was going to be a big year for announcements? Yeah.........................................................................

PJthePlayer2
PJthePlayer2

I had a feeling from the start that this was bogus but it would have been nice for Bethesda to confirm it was fake immediately instead of letting their fans get their hopes up for no reason.  I am perplexed as to why it took them so long to do so. 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Sadly, Fallout 4 is probably going to be another FPS instead of the strategy RPG it should be.

Zeeksie
Zeeksie

Took them long enough to finally debunk that website... Bethesda's childish incompetence never ceases to amaze me.

MonocleOwl
MonocleOwl

This just goes to show how far people will go to bullshit themselves. If enough of them believe its real, it becomes real, and in the end you get this.

tightwad34
tightwad34

It's pretty inevitable Fallout 4 is coming. Won't be for a while but that's expected. Plus, if this game never came out there probably would be riots, sure they may be nerd riots but still.

duron2
duron2

If Bethesda was doing this to hype their game it would've been a pretty damn awesome way to do so. It's too bad that lots of people will be so disappointed now.

RussianMeatClob
RussianMeatClob

MMMMMMMMmmmmmm the tears and pain of hope being shattered....delicious. But hey guys I know this feeling too I felt this way when I first heard Bethesda got the rights to Fallout.

sirslimyscott
sirslimyscott

I blame Obama, I don't know why; it's just one of those feelings in your balls.  

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

My life has lost all meaning now. Why am I here, what is the point of all of this. I need a beer.

Runnin_Mike
Runnin_Mike

Wow Bethesda, you didn't feel like telling us like, I don't know, like WHEN THE FUCKING INTERNET FIRST STARTED GOING CRAZY ABOUT IT??!!?!? It sure would have hurt a lot less then than now. You sick fucks were just looking for free publicity. Well... at least your new publicity is the kind that gets people to stop buying your games, because you fucking deserve it.

Ark1of712
Ark1of712

THIS MUST BE WHAT PAIN FEELS LIKE!

Garm31
Garm31

As long as Fallout 4 and ESVI aren't MMO's . Then I couldn't care less. They're coming at some stage anyway.

ArcaneRush
ArcaneRush

*sniffle*  I-- I think I need a moment...

R083R70
R083R70

I just wanted to believe so badly...

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

At least we know they are making it, anyway. I prefer it when companies only give us real news when the game is nearly done.

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

Bethesda...  you guys are freaking morons.  Instead of telling us right from the start, you waited 1 whole month. 

hasleftThebuild
hasleftThebuild

I've had enough. I'm going back inside my vault and not coming back out until Fallout 4 is released.

GreenvaleXYZ
GreenvaleXYZ

That sucks.  Fallout 4 and D4 are the only "next-gen" games I've been looking forward to.

Aries139
Aries139

Trolling. Trolling never changes.

couly
couly

It was obvious. It was registered as a Go Daddy Site

VoidSECT
VoidSECT

WTF seriously?


Disappointment of year.

ibage12
ibage12

I really hope whoever did this gets their fingers slammed in a desk drawer. Several times, each time progressively harder. That's what my hopes feel like right now. 


Jerk...

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

Ya I hear ya...but they did happen to announce Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within...though I would've rather had a Fallout announcement and a GODD**M UPDATE ON PREY 2!

ziproy
ziproy

@zombieeeeeee All we can do is remember how they lied and hold that against them in the future. They told us that just to placate us, it was a bold faced lie just to get us to shut up about how a video game company isn't making video games....

hurricanea7x
hurricanea7x

Because Fallout 4 is probably in production and this presented an occasion for free hype.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Let's start a support group. We all need to heal.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@fredyellowone It hasn;t even been 2 weeks since that site went online. It wasn't mid-November, it was the last week of November.

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

i agree. seems like a lot of effort just to troll

decebal
decebal

@pharoe777 @Thanatos2k I don't care either way as long as they improve the mod tools over Skyrim. The NewVegas mod tools were better. I prefer UGC over the original campaigns. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

@sunyatanada76 Sure it will have a lot of bugs, but it will be one of the best games on the PS4, Xbone and the PC. I pretty much guarantee that.