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Fallout Website Tease Likely A Hoax

Update #3: We heard back from Bethesda regarding TheSurvivor2299.com. The publisher declined to comment on this rumor as per policy. 

 

Update #2: More evidence suggesting that this website is a hoax has emerged. The domain resolves to a hosting company in Poland. The chances of Bethesda using a host outside of the United States are slim (as you can see on the BethBlog track-back here). Credit goes to Redditor xamphear for the trackback tip off.

 

Update #1: We've been alerted that the WhoIs profile does not line up exactly with other Bethesda-owned websites. Previous websites, like Bethblog.com, were registered by Corporate Domains, Inc. TheSurvivor2299 was registered through GoDaddy. There is a chance that this is a hoax. We've reached out to Bethesda to find out if they'll confirm one way or the other.

 

Original Story:

This news might make some gamers happier than the coming of new consoles. Zenimax Media has registered a new website that seems to hint at a new Fallout game.

The website, TheSurvivor2299.com, has a morse code message with a countdown in the traditional Fallout font. The morse code in the background translates to 12.11.13. 

For now, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed that this does turn out to be the long-awaited sequel that Fallout fans have been asking for. We can expect more info in about a month.

Thanks, Winston!

[Source: TheSurvivor2299.com, WhoIs]

 

Our Take
I’m trying not to get my hopes up too high, but boy does this seem to be Fallout related. A next-gen (and PC, of course) Fallout title would be fantastic news. Additionally the two sound files referenced in the source are named “Bridgeport” and “Fall River.” These are towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Could Fallout 4 be taking us to the greater metropolitan New York area? As a resident, I sure hope so.

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