Bethesda Could Be Planning To Release Fallout 4 In 2015 - October 23rd Date Rumoured

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Jun 5, 2015 2:00 PM
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Following the reveal a few days ago, speculation has been mounting as to when Fallout 4 is actually going to launch. Bethesda has been coy on the details, not so much as hinting at a rough time frame or even the year Fallout 4 could arrive.

This alone gives us just two conclusions - Fallout 4 is either an extremely long time away and Bethesda truly doesn’t know when it’s coming, or Fallout 4 is arriving very soon indeed, and Bethesda is planning a release window announcement at E3 2015.

Judging from that first trailer, which was entirely in-engine footage, and the four years Bethesda has had since the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, logic dictates development of Fallout 4 is pretty far along by now. That, coupled with it likely running in pretty much the exact same engine as its predecessor, all hints at a 2015 release.

We’re not the only ones who think that either, a number of stores have already begun putting placeholder dates up for 2015. This includes Gamestop Italy, who put up a firm October 23rd release date on its store page.

That’s not all either; Bethesda’s online store originally had a TBA 2015 date on its Fallout 4 page, a date which has since been changed to just ‘TBA’. UK retailer has a vague date of 2015, and so too do Amazon and the US Gamestop. Crucially as well, Fallout 4 already has its own Steam page up allowing pre-orders, a move which typically doesn’t happen more than six or so months until launch.

Everything points to Bethesda know exactly when Fallout 4 is going to hit store shelves, and we reckon we’ll find out all the launch details during its E3 2015 press conference Sunday, June 14 at 7PM PT / 10PM ET / Monday June 15th 3AM BST.

I put a fair amount of credence in that Gamestop October 23rd release date, and in all honest I believe that's pretty much the latest we'll see it. Fallout 4 is likely very nearly ready to go, and if Bethesda can find a gap in a crowded market it's sure to take it.

Obviously Fallout 4 is huge and it's going to make millions whenever it arrives, but it's still preferable to get out ahead of other money-spinners like Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Star Wars Battlefront, and of the course The Witcher 3 expansions.

When do you think Fallout 4 is going to be out? Do you prefer short launch cycles or would you rather games are revealed earlier? 

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16:10 Jun-08-2015

YES!!! HiT ME!!! ^^

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11:38 Jun-08-2015

Literally the first thing we see of the game... Still showed and leaked more than Persona 5 that was announced in 2013

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08:50 Jun-06-2015

Why don't more companies announce a game shortly before it's released ? It makes no sense driving up the hype over a game a year before the game comes out.

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12:28 Jun-07-2015

That hype also creates the downgrading rumors.

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22:59 Jun-05-2015

I think it is actually a good idea to announce a game only a few months before it is released, it might stop it from being over hyped from people waiting for 2 years for a masterpiece and end up disappointed.

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22:43 Jun-05-2015

So soon well no problem but where the hell my DOOM is lurking. All that talk of pre ordering wolfenstein gets you acces to beta, teaser and then nothing.

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18:30 Jun-05-2015

Hope it is 23rd October since its my birthday! :D Fallout 4 and AC:Syndicate on my birthday would be insane.

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17:39 Jun-05-2015

I can wait as long as I have to. As long as they don't rush it and screw it up.

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22:44 Jun-05-2015

Definitely few delays rather than rushing it out i didint mind those for witcher 3 since the end result was great.

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23:13 Jun-05-2015

You know how bethesda works, they pick a nice release date (like 11-11-11 for skyrim, and october 23rd is a very important date in the fallout universe) and they stick to it, all the bug fixes and stuff will have to come later.

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17:08 Jun-05-2015

October 23rd is also a logical date because that is the day the nuclear bombs were dropped (in-game)

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15:30 Jun-05-2015

Man, what a year! After 2014 I was kinda disappointed with next gen gaming, but 2015 turned out to be amazing! We got great games, and we're getting more later, now Valve needs to announce HL3 and my life is complete.

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22:46 Jun-05-2015

2014 was indeed quite bad when it comes to gaming.

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15:05 Jun-05-2015

lol most of games will release in the same month (october) lol

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14:59 Jun-05-2015

Then we'll have the system requirements pretty soon!

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14:52 Jun-05-2015

When asked about the release date on some sites, Bethesda said they had not communicated anything yet. And to be perfectly honest I hope they take some time to polish the graphics...

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14:45 Jun-05-2015

I have never wanted a rumor to be more true than this right now. Please let this be real. After that trailer, all I can think about is Fallout 4.

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14:22 Jun-05-2015

We cant wait that long.

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14:16 Jun-05-2015

After seeing the trailer I expected a Nov release date to be announced. E3 is going to be very interesting this year. I cant wait to see which games are headed to PC that everyone previously thought were console exclusives lol.

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14:10 Jun-05-2015

I was thinking around November. October/November sounds about right I can't imagine a release after Christmas and besides most Bethesda games are released late in the year. So if not October/November this year then it will be the same time 2016

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