The creator of The Survivor 2299 website has provided an explanation as to why he created the hoax. According to a report from Tech Raptor on Dec. 9, a Reddit user going by the handle of DCHoaxer admitted that he was responsible for constructing the bogus site.
The individual used a script he previously written for a DLC expansion of “Fallout: New Vegas” as hints for The Survivor 2299. He also confessed to registering a trademark for “Fallout 4,” spending approximately $900 in total. When asked why he went to such great efforts to create a fake teaser website, DCHoaxer said that he “just want to watch the world burn” in addition to trying to “force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX on 12/11, and bring /r/Fallout community together (for at least 3 weeks.)”
The Survivor 2299 was shut down before the countdown ended, however. The creator stated that he received a message from Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of the “Fallout” franchise, that apparently “spook” him enough to shut down the website prematurely.
The same company previously confirmed that “Fallout 4,” along with any other games that were published by Bethesda Softworks, won’t be shown at VGX. The award show event, which took place this year on Dec. 7, usually features exclusive reveals and world primers on upcoming video games.
You can take a look at some “Fallout 3” in the slideshow to the left of this article.