Fallout 4: Bethesda Official Talks About Persistent Fallout Speculation

“Fallout 4”–which has never been confirmed or denied by Bethesda or ZeniMax–was talked about in an interview by Bethesda Softworks’ Todd Howard recently.

Howard talked about what is presumably the fourth installment of the popular post-apocalyptic franchise.

“We get asked a lot, I sort of tell people we’re figuring things out. We’re taking our time, we’re extremely excited about it and the reason we’re kind of holding back right now is because we want to wait until it’s really there to show it to everybody,” he said in a YouTube clip, according to GameRanx.

He added: “We don’t want to kind of dribble it out, we’d rather say, you know, ‘surprise, boom, here it is.’ And make sure that moment of learning about something and seeing for the first time is really… I enjoy those moments for other games so we’d rather hold back and wait and just surprise everybody.”

Howard also got questions about fake announcements and hoaxes surrounding the game.

“You know, we’re used to that stuff over the years. Our fans are awesome. When they’re not making mods they’re making fake announcements. So I think everybody gets it and they know and they’re willing to give us the time and hopefully they’ll love what we’re working on,” he said.

The most definitive leak showing another “Fallout” game is being made came via Kotaku in December. The website posted a casting document for voice actors.

“Other documents describe a mission set in the Institute—Fallout’s post-apocalyptic version of MIT—and references to other Fallout locations that have been mentioned but never shown in other games, like the Commonwealth, which comprises what’s left of Massachusetts,” the article reads.