Those of you who were hoping to emerge from your vault to the announcement of Fallout 4 this month are in for a bit of disappointment, because the countdown teaser website thesurvivor2299.com has been updated to reveal that it was nothing more than a hoax.
A new message appeared on the site yesterday under a “Sad Violin” video, stating the following:
“Remember, don’t be mad at Bethesda! They are an awesome company. Special thanks to /r/Fallout the most amazing community on reddit for resolving all clues. PSA: I don’t own the Fawkes Facebook page. YT User ‘Elevated Level’, Butch, Pitor, Liam Neeson and creator of tunnelsnakesrule.com are not responsible for this ‘hoax/rickroll’.PPS To real haters: if you really wish me dead IRL, go there.”
Even though the countdown website turned out not to be the official Fallout 4 reveal we were all hoping for, there is a silver lining to this dark mushroom cloud. Bethesda’s recent European trademark application is still very real, and the publisher is looking to hire playtesters for their next project.
While the truth about thesurvivor2299 is disappointing, the good news is that all the evidence still points towards it being a very good possibility that Bethesda is currently working on Fallout 4.
We’ll let you know when we hear more.