The Fallout 4 Announcement Has Begun [UPDATE: Announced]

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UPDATE (10am): On Wednesday morning, Bethesda announced Fallout 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can watch the trailer right here.


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It’s official: Fallout 4 is coming. Bethesda just put up a countdown timer leading up to the announcement, which will apparently take place tomorrow.

It’s curious to see Bethesda announce the game before their E3 conference, which takes place on June 14, but it’s happening. Yesterday, a person familiar with goings-on at the company told me that a 24-hour countdown clock would be launching today and lead up to a Fallout 4 announcement this week. Looks like that’s true, although of course it’s possible they’ll drag this out with an extended ARG or other teasers leading up to the 14th.

Fallout 4, a sequel to Bethesda’s 2008 post-apocalyptic RPG, is one of the most anticipated games in recent history, and it’s been driving everyone nuts for years now. Back in December of 2013, we posted leaked casting documents indicating the game would be in Boston, but we haven’t heard much since then, despite countless fake rumors and vague teases.

That “please stand by” image, of course, is straight out of Fallout:

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Please be a new game engine. please be a new game engine. please be a new game engine!

The stiff animations and plastic faces will not pass in 2015.