Fallout 4 release low on timeline

By Daniel Chubb - Mar 1, 2014

If you were hoping to see the Fallout 4 release high on Bethesda’s list of priorities, then you will be mistaken and this certainly became clear recently after a few revelations. The majority of gamers we have spoken to seem to want the release of Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls 6 before others, although it looks like this won’t be the case and we should be thinking 2016.

The recent statement from Todd Howard, in regard to Bethesda’s next game announcement, only highlighted the fact that development won’t be rushed even if some gamers really want to see certain titles sooner rather than later.

If you could plan the release timeline for Bethesda, what games would you give priority and in which year would you launch them?

Sadly, the fact is the plan has been made and Bethesda is being very secretive over the finer details. The order of title launches might not be what you want, although the good news is we could be in for something truly special when Fallout 4 finally arrives on PS4 and Xbox One.

Fallout 4 release low down on timeline

Fallout 4 on Bethesda’s expected timeline – The focus is certainly on the Doom 4 beta right now and in 2014 you can expect Wolfenstein, Elder Scrolls Online, and The Evil Within. You will then likely see DOOM in 2015 and maybe Prey 2, so this leaves 2016 for the release of Fallout 4 and Dishonored 2.

That timeline is based on speculation and personally we’d like to see the Fallout 4 release date land in 2015, but all signs point to a timeline a little different to what we want.

Are you happy to wait until 2016 for Fallout 4, and if so what other title are you most excited about until then?

You can see a video below from just over a week ago, which takes a quick look at some of the latest rumors surrounding Fallout 4, the DOOM beta, and of course the expected timeline for these upcoming games.

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  • Tomi

    I highly doubt that Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls will come out in the same year. I would guess at late 2015 ready for holiday sales.
    Although these are usually the only two Bethesda titles I care about, Prey 2 does look very promising.

    • urgelt

      ESO is coming out of a different Zenimax studio, so it shouldn’t have much, if any, effect on BethSoft’s production.

      Wasn’t Prey from a different studio as well? I have no idea who’s working on Prey 2.

      • djam

        Yeah, Prey was from Human Head studios, Bethesda is publishing I believe. It’s gotten way pushed back. If I’m remembering right, it was originally supposed to come out last month and then it got all but cancelled. I’m looking forward to it. The first one wasn’t very polished but it was unique and memorable to me.

  • IndianaMatthew

    Hope they make it for PC also…

  • I.B.

    I’m disappointed but there’s always the chance they could change their priorities around a bit. I don’t mind waiting if it means higher quality and less bugs HOWEVER fallout fans have been waiting too long already. Fallout is being left behind and they are losing their market, I don’t know anyone else who plays fallout personally. I just hope they don’t wait till 2016. 2014-2015 is what I’m hoping for.

    • oddy

      I agree I love the fallout series I want it to come out so I know when I can up my social life on hold for the next 3 months lol

    • silver vette

      get real. 2014? 2015? try 2016-2017 if that. diablo sequel took 12 years .

      • Nick

        Hello: FO3 came out in 2008 and NV in 2010 – if Bethesda employes a developer like Obsidian again we won’t have to wait so long. However I thing a Bethesda-only Fallout game will be better.

  • RJ

    I don’t mind waiting. I’m just hoping that this time the game won’t be so full of bugs on release.

  • Tmuxxx

    yah…. that sucks. im not looking to wait another 2 years

  • logan

    Only interested in Fallout 4 right now. I’m sure that they are getting somewhat tired of the Fallout/Elder Scrolls game design and would like to do something else for a bit. So it’s understandable that they would like to put some other things out first. But that’s the only thing I’m really interested in right now from them.

    • VaultStoner

      I sort of feel the same, I only really care for Elder Scrolls & the Fallout series.

      More so Fallout, and to have an open world RPG like that on the next gen….
      well that would basically be too much post-apocalyptic immersion to care about real life or the outside world.

  • urgelt

    Happy to wait until 2016? Nope.

    What other title interests me? Eh, I feel like Charlie Brown getting ready to kick the football held by Lucy, but I’ll go with Bioware’s Dragon Age III.

    The first title was meh. The second title was awful, just awful. The third title, says Bioware, will be their first true open world game, supposedly drawing inspiration from BethSoft’s Skyrim.

    So, that’d be worth a look. I don’t really have high hopes, though. Bioware has been steadily disappointing me in the fantasy genre since Baldur’s Gate. Neverwinter Nights offered a rather poor single-player game and was rescued only by player-hosted multiplayer, persistent player-run servers and modding. Then for Dragon’s Age they dropped *all* of the multiplayer, and modding simply didn’t catch fire. In both NWN and Dragon’s Age the world spaces were cramped and fractured. And while BethSoft has been churning out games that offer 200+ hours of content, Bioware has been steadily shrinking the play hours in their games since Baldur’s Gate. Content sure hasn’t been king.

    So I’m not optimistic that BIoware will suddenly score a touchdown with Dragon Age III. But it’s an open world design, which they haven’t done before. So it’s interesting from that perspective. And Bioware does have talent. They haven’t used it well of late, but they do have it. Who knows? Maybe they’ll surprise us.

    • Matt

      Witcher 3

      • urgelt

        Yeah, that’s supposed to be an open world this time, too, isn’t it?

        When it’s published, I plan to watch gameplay videos, read reviews, and see if it appeals.

  • Andrew Amati

    i think we should just wait and stop posting old news every day.

  • lonelywasteland

    More than happy to wait, but would be nice to have a tease just so we know it’s actually coming.