Fallout 4 silence prompts petition

By Alan Ng - Apr 24, 2014

It has been a while since we last spoke about Fallout 4, with Bethesda making it clear that they are not ready to talk about a Fallout 4 announcement any time soon. Fans are growing frustrated with the silence though and we can see that a petition has even been set up calling for answers.

It sounds like a drastic move to take, but then again the gaming community has shown many times that they are willing to use the powers of social media to get what they want if that’s what it takes – the Adam Orth and Microsoft DRM crisis as a classic example.

We speak on behalf of many gamers in saying that we hope Fallout 4 is announced at E3 2014 or towards the end of the year. Bethesda are obviously working on the game behind closed doors and the silence is rather painful, but is it time for the developer to speak up to give fans hope on a potential Fallout 4 release date in 2015?

We have seen today that a petition has recently been set up, calling on Bethesda to tell the community what is going on with the status of Fallout 4. We’re not sure if we have seen a petition of this nature, specifically asking for information on an unreleased game before, but we admire the creator’s bravery and attempts to tempt Bethesda to comment.

Sadly, the petition only has 11 signatures so far, but it will be interesting to see how far it goes. Fallout 4 is one of the most anticipated games in recent times, but obviously will be well worth the wait once Bethesda are ready to spill the beans.

Many fans are still hurt over the Survivor2299 hoax, so do you support this petition asking Bethesda to publicly confirm Fallout 4? Give us your reaction to this below.

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  • doogie

    Where do I sign? There’s the real question

  • I-Love-Bethesda

    Yes please, I hope to buy Fallout 4 soon. I purchased a High end PC for the task. I hope rhey use the time wisely to write even more sude quests – the real main attraction to Fallout and Elder Scrolls Are the hundreds of side quests and Huge maps with lots to explore.

  • Dou Chebag

    What I continue to fail to understand is why the need for secrecy even exists.

    1/ It’s not like someone else is going to beat Bethesa to market with a Fallout release.

    2/ Perhaps they are concerned about creating hype for a project they might abandon and subsequently have to answer to… whom? Us? So?

    3/ Video games mean a lot to me, but they dont represent true criticality in life.Perhaps I am mistaken? There’s some massive consumer downside to releasing details on a game 2-3 years in advance?

    I guess I hate to have to say it, but someone must. You game companies are not the NSA. BioWare, why did you wait 4 years to officially announce SWTOR? How awesome do you think you are? And Bethesda… you and BW are peers in quality game making. Are you following their shrouding example for the sake of… what?

    You’re game companies. Not the defense dept. And you dont have to worry about patent theft. There is NO reason at all that you should maintain silence. Your lack of response alone demonstrates such a level of egotistical narcissism, it’s painful for me to defend you. Insulting, actually. If you’re working on it and commited to release, then say it. We’re all just standing around dumbfounded by your intentional obtuseness. Who do you think you are? Area 51? I’m going to buy your game and youre going to sell it to me. These things are pre-ordained. But you arent. Throw us a frickin’ bone. Seriously. Just, cut the crap. Make a stand. Be different. Be real.

  • Ray

    I just wish they give an estimated release date or date they’re starting to make the game. What’s the point of hiding these facts? It’s stupid.
    They can take all the time they need to make a perfect product but, as a company they should still give an estimated date. (Example: sometime in 2016 or 2017)

  • Jeffry Clause

    Too many neckbeard, fedora wearing liberal gamers these days.

  • Rubix99

    Well I have to admit, Fallout 4 is one of the very few games that will a system seller for me. Currently own the Xbox 360 and have both Fallout 3 and New Vegas downloaded from the Xbox Live Marketplace, along with all their DLCs. Same for Skyrim aswell.

    Love Bethesda’s big single player open world RPGs. True A+++ games.

    Titanfall and Infamous: Second Son just can’t hold a candle to something like Fallout 4.
    Fallout 4 is the game that will make me get the Playstation 4. Which probably won’t be for a very long time. But look on the bright side, by the time it does come out….they will probably have an updated Playstation 4 model with a bigger sized default hard drive. And most likely at a cheaper price aswell.

    • tmd429

      as well*

    • jklyt1

      You haven’t played Second Son, have you. I’m sure if Fallout 4 doesn’t come out for 2 or 3 years then ya sure inFamous won’t be able to “hold a candle to it” but at this moment inFamous is the best game to have come out in the past year (at least graphics wise).

      As for Titanfall….it was a disappointment. I bout both PS4 and Xbone and I gotta say, Titanfall is just not worth it. It’s fun but all it is to me is the game that replaces CoD. It’s just my go to game when I’m bored of everything else.

      • Rubix99

        No I have not played Infamous. Seen plenty of videos on it. It does look like a reasonably fun game, certainly more interesting than the online only Titanfall, but it’s no system seller for me.

        I dont engage in online gaming ever. Never been an Xbox Live Gold member in the 7 years I been a 360 owner. Which is my only console at the moment….besides the PS2 and the Gamecube that I dont use hardly ever now. The Playstation 4 will be the next console I buy, but I really want a game that will truly justify the purchase. Something like Fallout 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 or a new GTA game.

  • Archer

    People have put up so many of these petitions and all of them are being ignored. Bethesda is probably enjoying all the attention lol.

  • Elliott

    I can just imagine what’s going on in Bethesda Softworks HQ in Rockland – “Now, we’re not planning to announce Fallout 4 any time soon- oh! What’s this? A petition with lots of signatures? Quick! Let’s prepare for E3: 2014!