Fallout 4 announcement at E3 not happening, says Bethesda

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By on May 24, 2014 at 10:54 am

Bethesda’s Pete Hines has fairly solidly crushed any hopes of a sweeping Fallout 4 reveal at E3. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Hines said:

Sad times. Still, with The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order and Prey 2, Bethesda probably have their hands full just publishing everything these days.

We chatted with Pete Hines recently about why Skyrim was so successful, and whether he and the team freak out when they see weird nude mods for the game. Read his thoughts here.

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Fallout 4 announcement at E3

:o

not happening

:(

 

I thought Prey 2 died.

 

leonn3k: :o

:(

This was my rollercoaster of emotion too.

 

Radiant AI Pete!

Damn Oblivion seems so like yesterday when I think of that whole debacle.

 

Seems Bethesda are afraid of my money.
Doing as little as possible to get it.

 

This has to be the worst title for an article ever.

 

I still haven’t finished new vegas … so … take your time guys.

 
Nasty Wet Smear

Fallout 4 announcement at E3

-.-

not happening

-.- zzzzzzzz

I guess my reaction was slightly different to everyone else.

If people want these games so much, why do they waste their times with games nobody asked for? Like Elder Scrolls Online?… Sure, a multi-player Skyrim would rock, but an MMORPG is the far end of that scale.

 

Fallout 4 marketing budget rerouted towards Facebook/Oculus

 
AlphaSierra216

YOU ARE A CRUEL AND ANGRY GOD!!!!

 

Eh….not surprised?

It takes Bethesda Game Studios (the developer not the publisher with the same name) about 3-4 year to make a Elder Scrolls or Fallout game. In the past they have announced their games only a brief time before release, and more recently they have announced at events other then E3.

On a side note….I really wish they had named their publishing branch “ZeniMax” rather then “Bethesda”….it would make talking about the company easier.

 

nastywetsmear: If people want these games so much, why do they waste their times with games nobody asked for? Like Elder Scrolls Online?… Sure, a multi-player Skyrim would rock, but an MMORPG is the far end of that scale.

This is very accurate, they took community feedback from people that wanted co-op support for elder scrolls and went waaaaay too far with it. Pretty much killing the idea outright.

 

spooler: This isvery accurate, they took community feedback from people that wanted co-op support for elder scrolls and went waaaaay too far with it. Pretty much killing the idea outright.

As someone who just made a drunken ESO purchase a couple of weeks ago, I’d have to agree.

If the MMO bits had actually been amazing, it would get away with being Skyrim-Lite. Or Hexen the MMO as a mate of mine has it in his Steam library.

 

What the hell are they working on then? Skyrim was released in 2011! They might as well release the creation kit before whatever new game they’re working on because Bethesda games are terrible without mods.

 

nastywetsmear,

Because it’s much more profitable to string customers along than to give them your best product straight away and leave them with nothing to hope for. That’s a cynical interpretation, but it’s a strategy that has merit. Demand for Fallout 4 or Half Life 3 etc. BIG games will be high no matter when they are released, so you might as well make some money off fans in the meantime with other games.

 
Nasty Wet Smear

sifter132:
nastywetsmear,

Because it’s much more profitable to string customers along than to give them your best product straight away and leave them with nothing to hope for.That’s a cynical interpretation, but it’s a strategy that has merit.Demand for Fallout 4 or Half Life 3 etc. BIG games will be high no matter when they are released, so you might as well make some money off fans in the meantime with other games.

I’m not sure that there’s any logic to that. I mean, the fact that I’m waiting for Company A to produce game X doesn’t have any impact on if I buy game Y from them in the mean time. Unless you mean ‘because it’s the next instalment of Property B’? In which case I guess I can see people buying it just for want of something joining the two in between… But Fallout isn’t related to Elder Scrolls. The fact that I’m waiting for X doesn’t increase my interest in Y.

 

We are formally announcing that we are not going to pre-announce a later announcement at this time, but are happy to announce that other announcements will likely follow at an unannounced later date. Clear?

 
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