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Bethesda is teasing an imminent Fallout announcement

It's that time of the year again – with E3 2018 on the horizon, publishers are teasing what lies ahead for this year's biggest video game showcase. Bethesda is already laying the foundations for its own impending announcement, tied to its Fallout role-playing game (RPG) franchise.

Teasers kicked off on May 29, with a post to the Bethesda Game Studios Twitter account, housing the iconic "Please Stand By" test pattern. Similar graphics have been paired with previous Fallout announcements, including the leadup to Fallout 4's unveiling ahead of E3 2015. The cryptic teaser has since been followed with a stream on the official Bethesda Twitch account, featuring the same message and a Vault Boy bobblehead.

So what does this all mean? Nobody knows right now, considering that leaks surrounding future Fallout titles are mostly non-existent. With three years since Fallout 4, we could be seeing a new title on the way – especially accounting for the short period between Fallout 3 (opens in new tab) and Fallout: New Vegas (opens in new tab). Fallout 3's tenth anniversary is approaching too, which could signal a remaster in the works. Alternatively, it could be a port of previous Fallout titles to Nintendo Switch, given Bethesda's previous investments in the platform.

In the meantime, we'll simply have to wait. Today's post is likely proceeding further teasers, before a more substantial reveal at Bethesda's E3 showcase on June 10. In the meantime, we'll be updating this post if new details surface.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • It's probably the Fallout rumors on Nintendo Switch.
  • I'm ready for another trip in the wasteland. I'm hoping for a new title and not a remaster. Fallout 3 looks and runs amazing on the X1X, I think it would be a waste of resources remastering it for the Xbox platform. If it's a new game I hope it is set in the Midwest somewhere.
  • Ah yeah! Probably Fallout 4 for the Switch though... :( Of course, I'd take a Fallout: New Vegas Xbox One X Enhanced update.
  • I agree with that. New Vegas hasn't aged well graphic wise. I would prefer a remaster of New Vegas rather then Fallout 3.
  • It's probably the release of the DLC on Fallout VR!
  • I thoroughly enjoyed Fallout Shelter; would def play another iteration of it :)
  • Methinks there's gonna be a Fallout MMO coming out. It's only a matter of time until they actually do that.