It has been a while since we last had any substantial Fallout 4 news to give you, but we could have something very interesting for you to digest this week. It’s not particularly good news though as there are whispers emerging that Bethesda may actually not develop Fallout 4 themselves, instead handing over duties to another team at ZeniMax Studios.
What a turn out this would be if there’s any truth to it. We advise you to take the following information with a pinch of salt though as details are still very thin with no real concrete evidence behind it.
We can tell you though that the latest Fallout 4 rumors are revolving around the fact that the game could be developed by Battlecry Studios. This is a newly setup team by Zenimax Studios, a team that are based in Austin, Texas.
We’ve spotted on Zenimax’s website that the publisher and developer is now hiring for all sorts of new job openings. These include applications for a Lead VFX Artist, a Senior Level Designer, Senior Environment Artist and a Senior Graphics Engineer.
What’s more interesting is the job descriptions behind these listings. You can see these on Zenimax’s website by clicking on the More Info tab beside a job post.
The description under Senior Environment Artist caught our eye the most, as it reads:
“BattleCry Studios, the newest ZeniMax studio in Austin, is seeking a talented Senior Environment Artist to help create high quality environment art for an undisclosed AAA PC and next-generation console game.”
Play close attention to the fact that this is specifically related to a next-gen and PC AAA game. Which other next-gen, PC AAA games do you know that is thought to be in development and will be published by ZeniMax Studios?
Evidence is pointing towards Fallout 4 if you put together the clues, but then again is this the right move after Fallout: New Vegas? Fans will want to see Bethesda and only Bethesda develop Fallout 4, but we don’t know if members of the Fallout 3 team will be working alongside Battlecry Studios.
This is something very interesting to keep an eye on as we wait for further information to unfold. In the meantime, give us your reaction and opinions on this below.
Also See: Fallout 4 Creation Kit for PS4, Xbox One