The Fallout franchise is long overdue for a new game, and today the Fallout fan base hopes it might be getting what they desire.
Today on social media, Bethesda, the company behind some of our favorite games like Fallout and Elder Scrolls, asked us to “Please Stand By” today. Their cryptic tweet does not give us much information, but the familiar wording and retro-style that we know and love from Fallout have fans throwing out their best guesses. Could it be true? Is a new Fallout game heading our way?
The last game in the Fallout installment was Fallout 4, which released in 2015. So, with 3 years behind us, we are dying for a new game, and crossing our fingers for Fallout 5.
But fans are also holding onto hope for a remastered game
There have also been rumors of a re-mastering of a previously released game, such as Fallout: New Vegas, or Fallout 3.
However, Obsidian, the studio behind Fallout: New Vegas, posted a humorous tweet today breaking some fan’s hearts that a New Vegas remaster was not in the works. Their response to fans predicting that the ambiguous Bethesda tweet meant a New Vegas remake was: “How do you let someone down easily? Asking for a friend. #ItsNotUs”.
While the tweet does not specifically discredit the Fallout rumors, it is pretty clear what their intentions are.
There are also some fan theories going around that the tweet has nothing to do with a game, past or future, and that they are going to release the news that Fallout 4 will soon be released on the Nintendo Switch.
So, what does this all mean?
Right now, everything is purely speculation, and nothing has been officially confirmed. Bethesda has not further commented on the subject. Guess we have to #PleaseStandBy to find out. Their E3 press conference is set for Sunday, June 10th at 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET. We cannot wait to tune in and hopefully get some answers then!
What are your thoughts?
What are your best guesses on what the #PleaseStandBy tweet means? Are you dreaming on Fallout 5, a possible remake of a previous game, or the game expanding to a new console? Let us know in the comments!