Fallout 4 trademark registered by Bethesda with the European Union

Fallout: New Vegas

By on November 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm

There’s not much too this news piece, but it’s exciting nonetheless – yesterday those dedicated gents at The Vault learned about a new trademark filed with the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM) – a trademark for Fallout 4 no less. The OHIM is the European Union equivalent of the WIPO, designed to protect intellectual property throughout Europe.

Of course, a trademark doesn’t necessarily mean Fallout 4 is on its way – trademarks are sometimes registered simply to stop others from moving in on a brand. Nevertheless, I don’t think it would be out of line to get a little excited – I certainly am. Is it related to the mysterious teaser site spotted yesterday? Stranger things have happened. Either way, you can check out the trademark over on the OHIM site, if that floats your boat.

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Would adore a Fallout 4. I’ve been a massive fan since Fallout way back in the day (and hell Wasteland prior to that, not to mention a love of Mad Max/post apocalypse films lol)

Could just be a move by Bethesda to stop someone trying to pass off something as Fallout 4 or to try and trade off on it’s name.

But I’m seriously hoping it will be a FO4 annoucement.

 

Strange: when you do an audit ont he webpage you get this: (99%) of CSS not used by the current page.

 

narcarsiss,

I don’t know what that means, so I’m going to ignore it.

I liked Fallout, kinda made me depressed after playing it a while though, the world being dead and all, no real sign of art, science and industry really making a return and impact society.

 

Looking forward to a Fallout 4, especially on a shiny new engine. I also hope it’s more like Fallout 3 rather than New Vegas, always felt closer to the protagonist of 3 than NV.

 

ralphwiggum:
especially on a shiny new engine.

You mean the ‘Creation Engine’, that’s pretty much just still shitty old Gamebryo?

Only 1 way I’m going to get hyped about FO4, and that’s if it isn’t a dumbed down fps ARPG.

 

kinkykel:
narcarsiss,

I don’t know what that means, so I’m going to ignore it.

It means that the website is only using 1% of the CSS code to layout that website but the actual website is hidden behind that code. there is a lot of display: none; being used. so we download website hack it to bits and reveal the real site :) As long as the resources are available to us.

 

korten,

Has there been confirmation of what Fallout 4 will be on? I’ve yet to be arsed playing Skyrim so can’t really judge Creation.

 

ralphwiggum,

The Creation Engine is just Gamebryo upgraded, same shitty system for everything, and it’s a Bethesda RPG, so it’ll be the same small scale landmass in Gamebryo with dungeons every 10 metres, a compass at the top of your screen with little icons pointing at everything and terrible animations.

Unless they’ve got someone directing it that isn’t Todd Howard, then we might actually see a game that’s more than mediocre.

 

korten,

I feel you. I really miss the atmosphere from the first game. Three and NV failed to capture it for me personally.With the shitty (although credit where it’s due, wonderfully moddable) engine I just couldn’t get into them as sequels.

 

Got some NMA members in the comments eh? :P

 

aphyosis:
korten,

I feel you. I really miss the atmosphere from the first game. Three and NV failed to capture it for me personally.With the shitty (although credit where it’s due, wonderfully moddable) engine I just couldn’t get into them as sequels.

Agreed, a shame they needed to turn it into an FPS (with light rpg elements) to cater to today’s more younger audience who are unfamiliar with the series with a lower attention span who simply would not accept a turn based isometric game with “bad grafiks”.
I really hate this trend these days which is ruining established franchises by making sequels decades later that just *do not* get what made the originals great (Max Payne 3… Don’t even get me started on Thief…)

Good thing we’ve got Wasteland 2 and UnderRail coming up,
check out After Reset on Kickstarter too… ;)

 

Liam Gilroy:
Got some NMA members in the comments eh? :P

There’s a lot of us on here.

 

As a fan of Open-world FPSs I wouldn’t mind if Fallout 4 ditched the RPG aspect entirely. It was detrimental to my experience of Fallout 3 (especially VATS) and caused me to give the game up half way through out of tedious boredom.

 

gammad,

You cook our food, you haul our trash, you connect our calls, you drive our ambulances.

 

jme: As a fan of Open-world FPSs I wouldn’t mind if Fallout 4 ditched the RPG aspect entirely. It was detrimental to my experience of Fallout 3 (especially VATS) and caused me to give the game up half way through out of tedious boredom.

Go play Stalker, Farcry or Rage then if you don’t even like the RPG genre…?
This goes exactly hand in hand to my point I just made up there. You can’t exactly come into a very well respected and loved series of RPG games several titles in and demanding the game be changed into a more pew pew dude bro shooter.

That would be like me wanting the next Need for Speed to be more like Twisted Metal simply because I hate racing games. How absurd and selfish on my part would that be?

Though looking at the gradual degradation of what they did to the Elder scrolls series I actually wouldn’t at all be surprised if Bethesda drops the ball and does exactly this… Hopefuly Obsidisian is there to pick up the pieces and make a better one several years later like with New Vegas.

 

I’m honestly not even bothered by it being first person. I don’t expect that to change at this point. I just think the direction it’s taken disappears from what made the first one epic. It was grim and horrible, with pop culture and black humor mashed throughout an alternate history.

The pulp is to… Prominent now. It used to be subtle or easter eggs, a small moment in a dark world. Now, the series is just comical. The dark humor is gone in favor of slapstick and the RPG elements have not survived Bethesda’s “Jack of all trades” approach of Elder Scrolls. It’s the atmosphere that’s died.

I’d honestly rather at this point VAT’s disappeared entirely rather than try keep that element alive. Put some quality writing in to make the karma system solid. It seems like a more realistic hope than a return to a proper Fallout game and might still be successful.

 

stoibs: Go play Stalker, Farcry or Rage then if you don’t even like the RPG genre…?
This goes exactly hand in hand to my point I just made up there. You can’t exactly come into a very well respected and loved series of RPG games several titles in and demanding the game be changed into a more pew pew dude bro shooter.

That would be like me wanting the next Need for Speed to be more like Twisted Metal simply because I hate racing games. How absurd and selfish on my part would that be?

Though looking at the gradual degradation of what they did to the Elder scrolls series I actually wouldn’t at all be surprised if Bethesda drops the ball and does exactly this… Hopefuly Obsidisian is there to pick up the pieces and make a better one several years later like with New Vegas.

I completely empathise with where you’re coming from. I’m not demanding or expecting anything; I’m merely chiming in with my preference.

IMO Fallout 3 already went 90 % of the way to shooter. So I’d prefer to see it come that last 10 % and amputate the RPG aspect rather than present a gimped mishmash of both. I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell of it reverting to Fallout 2 gameplay.

 
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