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'Fallout 4' hoaxes and new project discussed by Bethesda Game Studios

'Fallout 3'
Photo courtesy of Bethesda Softworks, used with permission

Todd Howard has added some comments in regards to the fan-made "Fallout 4" hoaxes. According to a report from Gameranx on June 6, the game director at Bethesda Game Studios believes that the phony teases and announcements showed that their fans are committed and passionate about their video games. He went on to state that the enthusiast may "love" what the development team is currently working on.

Fans of the popular series took great lengths to pull off the "Fallout 4" hoaxes. A trademark for the sequel was registered while a convincing teaser website was also set up. Although the role-playing game has still not yet been officially announced, a leaked casting document obtained by Kotaku hinted that the project is currently in development and will take place throughout Boston and its surrounding area.

Todd Howard also provided a vague update on the next project of Bethesda Game Studios, which is most likely the aforesaid "Fallout 4." The development team is taking their time with the video game. Instead of dripping small tidbits here and there, the company wanted to surprise everyone with the reveal. He admitted that he personally enjoys the moments of fans learning and seeing a video game for the first time.

Pete Hines, vice president of press relations and marketing at Bethesda Softworks, disclosed in the past that the new video game at Bethesda Game Studios is still too early for a reveal. Unless the company decided to make any last minute changes, the project may not appear at E3 2014. If it does show up, "Fallout 4" should be presented at Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment. Bethesda Softworks partnered with both console manufacturers in the past.

The show floor at E3 2014 will be opening on June 10 although the major publishers are going to hold press conferences the day before. Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment are expected to make major announcements, especially for the recently-released PS4 and Xbox One next-generation consoles. The box art of "Fallout 3" can be found near the top of this article (courtesy of the developer's Facebook site).