Bethesda Has Registered A Fallout 4 Trademark


Back on the 14th of November Bethesda filed a Fallout 4 trademark with the OHIM; and I nearly had a heart attack. As recent as September, an insider at Bethesda claimed “First things first, I know that Fallout 4 is currently in active development at Bethesda.” He also claimed that the studio had been throwing things like New Orleans around after Fallout: New Vegas had wrapped,

“We actually were kicking around some ideas after New Vegas for cool locations for the next Fallout. One of our designers Nathanial Chapman mentioned it’d be really cool to do a Fallout New Orleans. Have an entire city that had like a dam structure and lots of factions and tensions fighting in that city. And then our lead programmer on New Vegas, Frank Kowalkowski, he really wanted to do a Fallout that is set in San Francisco,” Avellone said. “In terms of stuff on the East Coast, there was this really brief mention of this region called the Erie Stretch in the Fallout 3 DLC [The Pit]. And I am really curious to see if they’ll bring that region back in future Fallout installments because it seemed like a really intriguing location to explore.”

In the past, Pete Hines had requested that media stop asking him about the franchise and that the publisher would reveal details when they were ready. With VGX (formerly VGA’s) incoming, will we see a proper announcement, or a teaser trailer as part of the show?

All I know is that I have a fist-full of bottle caps, my Pip-boy, and my power armor standing at the ready. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available. What’s your guess on setting? When do you think Fallout 4 will be officially announced?


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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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