Bethesda has been pretty active in the news recently, which is surprising considering E3 is less than two weeks away. Having already given us a reveal of their upcoming game Rage 2 (after being semi-leaked by Walmart Canada) the company is currently teasing something that looks to be in the vein of Fallout. Going on right now on Bethesda’s Twitch channel, and currently being watched by around 150,000 people (as of time of writing), is an image of the iconic Vault Boy bobble-head with the “Please Stand By” screen which is seen when loading into Fallout 3 on a television in the background.
Bethesda tweeted this image on the screen earlier this morning – no doubt to hype up fans of the franchise for the incoming Fallout announcement.
What I believe is most likely is that we will see Fallout 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch. In fact, I would bet the reason they have set up the announcement in this manor (with a television in the background and a table in the front) is that they intent to place a Switch dock right next to the Vault Boy bobble-head and demo a portable Fallout 3 to a live audience. Of course, this could be done with Fallout 4 but we are right at the 10 year anniversary of Fallout 3‘s release and it would be a perfect time to revisit a very beloved game. Bonus points if it bundles in Fallout: New Vegas.
They could also be announcing more content for Fallout 4, given that the style of the ‘Please Stand By’ matches the more colorful tone of the game compared to Fallout 3 or New Vegas. However, I think any sort of announcement for content coming to Fallout 4 would be part of Bethesda’s E3 2018 showcase, being used as buffer content between major announcements.
Even if it’s something smaller, similar to Fallout Shelter, it will be a welcome addition to Bethesda’s rapidly growing library of incredible games.