Though Fallout 4 has been one of the eagerly awaited video game titles, apart from the information leaks and hoax websites and invites, there has been no official word from Bethesda on the post-apocalyptic title.
However, a report in Gameranx has pointed out that the information leaks via teasers and spoilers for Fallout 4 are most likely from the publisher, Bethesda Softworks itself. It is responsible for the information indirectly.
The article points out to a teaser where one of Bethesda employee was answering question asked by a fan. Though the employee seemingly dismissed the question by a fan on beta download code, he had asked the fan to keep ears on ground indicating that more news on Fallout 4 might come out soon.
Another incident that shows that Bethesda is behind the leaks during the discussion of Erik Todd Dellums, the voice for Three Dog character, the radio DJ in Fallout 3, who spoke about him being in the future update for Fallout title.
The article claims that Bethesda has been giving directions to these teasers and the tweets and reveals that has come from Dellums. However, it did not expect the information to go viral and generate the amount of fan reaction it has now. The report claims that Dellums was okayed by Bethesda and still receives information about Fallout 4 game. But he reveals it only when instructed as he came out with the confirmation of his DJ character, Three Dog.
The date of the Great War, 23 Ocober, in the game series is being speculated as a day that Bethesda might release some information on the game or might even go and make some big announcements regarding Fallout 4. Bethesda might have been building itself to this day. One can only wait and watch with fingers crossed.
Fans Try to Bribe for New Information - Report
Since Bethesda has not been divulging any substantive information on Fallout 4, the long awaited role-playing game sequel, fans have taken it on themselves to push the company to reveal information on the game.
According to a report, there was a talk between a fan and a sympathetic Bethesda employee who would listen to a fan question. The fan was ready to "trade 3 scrumptious cookies for the release date of Fallout 4." But the employee said though he shares the excitement of the fan, he has no information on another Fallout game.
Another such incident where fans have taken the lead is the online petition that asks Bethesda to "give some hints on Fallout 4."
"...we need to know if Fallout 4 is being made and whether it will be set in Boston or not. We do not ask for much; just throw us a bone, tell us you are working on it," says the petition.
Six Years without a Sequel
It has been six years since Bethesda released Fallout 3, with fans having only live hoaxes and hypes on a sequel, tentatively named Fallout 4.
The Fallout IP has been kept alive because of the attempts of Fallout community without any visible help from publishers, says GamingBolt. The report argues that though the community has been involved in creation of mods, characters, locales, weapons and so on, the Fallout team has shown no appreciation by not giving fans feedback on the Fallout 4 game development.