The rumour mill is buzzing yet again, and this time it’s down to the fact that we could be seeing a Fallout 3 remaster this year.
An Amazon placeholder was discovered by Twitter user Wario64. From what we can see, it’s for an unnamed Bethesda game that’s due for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The title seems to have a standard, deluxe, and collector’s edition all set for December 31 this year. It’s worth bearing in mind that the listing has since been deleted.
Bethesda placeholder game up for preorder on Amazon (PS4/XBO/PC)
Collector’s Edition $59.99 https://t.co/AcBFZeaqrU
Deluxe $59.99 https://t.co/YdiFyhOcjp
Standard $59.99 https://t.co/rei9seIsTO
No risk in preordering just in case it’s something worthwhile pic.twitter.com/KG1W1uD4wD
— Wario64 (@Wario64) 23 February 2019
As you can see from the countdown video, when the timer gets down to the number three, a little ‘L’ appears in the bottom lefthand corner.
This new addition to the Bethesda catalog could also potentially delay the release of the next Elder Scrolls game. This is of course not confirmed but the reallocation of employees away from Elder Scrolls VI to the new Fallout game is not out of the question. We can only hope that it isn’t delayed – even though we don’t have a set date for the game yet!
Bringing out a new game would make sense as the people have spoken – Fallout 76 is a complete flop. Bugs, banned players, bad special editions, no NPCs and unpolished gameplay are just some of the fires Bethesda has had to try and put out, but this is it. It’s done.
The online multiplayer game is pretty much dead in the water, and retailers are struggling to get rid of their copies of the game – even resorting to ridiculous bundles to try and shift the units.
A Polish retailer recently came up with the ingenious idea to give away copies of the Bethesda title, completely free, with the purchase of £4 ($5 USD) thumb grips for the PlayStation 4 DualShock.
The deal sold out pretty quickly, but GRYOnline managed to grab a screenshot of the ‘bargain.’
It’s not the first time we’ve seen something like this. Earlier this year GameStop stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were giving away a brand-new copy of Fallout 76 with the purchase of used PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controllers.
Electronics store Saturn was also apparently including a copy of the game with sales of the Fallout 76 Xbox One bundle. If you picked up the bundle from a Saturn store, you’d get Fallout 76 twice, because why not have a physical AND a digital copy of the same (bad) game…?
Almanya’da Saturn mağazası çaresiz bir halde elindeki Fallout 76’lardan kurtulmaya çalışıyor. Xbox One X Fallout 76 bundle paketinin yanında extra Fallout 76 vermeye başlamışlar. Yakında traş köpüğü alana bedava Fallout 76 verecekler bence. pic.twitter.com/VuIHub8lj0
— Alkan Adakaner (@AlkanAdakaner) February 3, 2019
Although Bethesda has released multiple patches and updates since the game launched last year, but it’s small potatoes in the scope of what’s being called a disaster of a Fallout game.
Are you a Fallout 76 fan, or should this game be sealed away in a vault…?
Featured Image Credit: Bethesda.