Fallout 4 FAQ
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Production and release details
What is Fallout 4?
Fallout 4 will be a futuristic post-apocalyptic action-RPG set in an alternate universe based on 50s pulp sci-fi, as if the world had stopped in the optimistic 50s and found itself on a dystopian post-apocalyptic reality. It is a sequel to the games Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout 3.
Is it in production?
Fallout 4 is speculated to be the game Bethesda has had in pre-production since at least August 2010, now that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released. In January 2013, Erik Todd Dellums, the actor who voiced Three Dog in Fallout 3, tweeted that the character may soon return, and later clarified that he was given official permission to post the tease, which means that more details are likely to follow soon.
But will there be one?
Yes, Bethesda definitely intends to make more than one Fallout. Bethesda's Pete Hines said: "The whole reason we went out and acquired the license and that we now own Fallout is that we clearly intended to make more than one." He also added: "This is not something we're going to do once and then go away and never do it again. When that will be or how long that will be god only knows, but we acquired it specifically because we wanted to own it and develop it and work on it like we do with The Elder Scrolls."
Will it be a MMORPG?
No, it will be a single-player game, like previous Fallouts. However, Bethesda might also develop a Fallout Online in the future.
Is it the same as Fallout: New Vegas?
Who will be making and publishing Fallout 4?
What will Fallout 4 be rated?
Fallout 4 has not been announced yet and is likely not even in pre-production, but the developers will likely have an M rating, as with previous Fallout games. This is due to the general mature themes in the Fallout universe, as well as the gore that is so prevalent throughout Fallout.
When is it going to be released?
No release date has been announced yet.
Is it made by people who made previous Fallouts?
It will likely be developed by the same team that made Fallout 3, from Bethesda Game Studios. Interplay and Black Isle, the Fallout and Fallout 2 developers, were not involved in the making of Fallout 3 and they're not likely to be involved in the creation of Fallout 4 either.
Who is developing Fallout 4?
The exact list of developers is unknown, although it'll likely be similar to the list of Fallout 3 developers.