“Fallout 4,” which is rumored to be in development, likely won’t be coming out next year, according to a Christmas card that was recently posted by Bethesda.
Via its blog, the game developer posted a card that included a robotic dog, a vault-looking box, and a Ouroboros–a snake or serpent in a circle eating itself.
But as IGN points out, the vault is referring to the game the “The Evil Within” and the robot dog is referring to “Wolfenstein: The New Order.” The dog is actually a Panzerhund, not something from the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout.
The Ouroboros likely refers to “Elder Scrolls Online,” which is slated to be released next year.
“As tradition, we wanted to share this year’s Bethesda Holiday card. With 2014 already on the brain, this year’s card pays tribute to next year’s lineup,” the company said on the blog.
More than a week ago, game site Kotaku said it obtained a “casting document” from Fallout 4, saying that the game is auditioning for voice actors.
The document included a few tidbits of information, including a DJ character named Travis Miles and another named Sturges–described as a cross between singer Buddy Holly and actor Vin Diesel.
“The casting documents, which I’ve been able to confirm are real, include scripts, character descriptions, and other details about the next Fallout, and although the word Fallout does not appear in these scripts, there are several references to Fallout’s setting and locations,” writes Kotaku’s Jason Schreier.
Last month, a website called Survivor 2299 fooled many members of the Fallout gaming community after it posted a series of cryptic morse code and ciphers before its creator revealed it was an elaborate hoax.