Let me preface this by saying that I’m a huge fan of Bethesda and the Fallout games that released last generation, despite them being a bit of a buggy mess. So it’s safe to say that I am really looking forward to the release of Fallout 4, which everyone appears to think will be in 2014, but here’s why it probably won’t (and it’s got nothing to with that Christmas Card which doesn’t have any Fallout images, even though there is a barbed wire “4” on the left side of the safe!).
1. It’s still not been officially announced!
Bethesda has traditionally announced their biggest games around 1 year in advance.
- The Elder Scrolls Online was announced in May 2012, and is set to release in April 2014.
- Skyrim was announced in December 2010, and released the following November.
- Fallout 3 was announced February 2007 and released in October 2008.
There is one exception to this trend though, and that’s Fallout New Vegas, which was announced and released within the same year, so there is a glimmer of hope, but this was a game that was in development on an existing engine, and was made by a different team, Obsidian.