(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – If you’re one of the people who was disappointed when Bethesda didn’t discuss Fallout 4 at this month’s E3 game expo, you surely weren’t alone. Information about the still-unannounced title has been hard to come by – and gamers might not receive some for even longer.
ZeniMax VP Pete Hines recently discussed anticipation surrounding the project in comments to Polygon. Bethesda operates as a subsidiary of ZeniMax.
“I mean [fans] have been clammering for a Fallout game for a long time now. What people need to understand — whether it is Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane or anybody — expecting information like that in any short period of time after they moved off one project to the other is really unrealistic,” he commented.
Hines’ remarks continued, “We are not into annual franchises — just trying to spin out a version of our game year, after year, after year — like, we have never done that, I don’t see that it is something that we are doing anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean that we are going to take our time and wait six or seven years in between a game that a studio puts out. But these are big games that take a long time and folks need to understand that we have a very certain way of going about things.”
Some went even so far as to speculate that Fallout 4 had been shown behind closed doors at E3, something that’s been denied by Bethesda. The company instead used the occasion to share information on upcoming titles including The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein.