Bethesda recently trademarked Fallout 4 in Europe, giving credibility to the rumors that the game may soon be announced.
We all know that Bethesda is probably working on Fallout 4, but it may be closer than we think. Earlier in the week, we saw a mysterious website surface, seemingly teasing a new Fallout game with a countdown timer. Adding credibility to those rumors, Bethesda has recently trademarked the Fallout 4 name in Europe.
Normally, this would be a fairly inconsequential thing, but it's occurrence just after that website popped up has set of a couple of alarm bells. The Spike VGX are just around the corner, and considering Bethesda hasn't been working on Skyrim since last April, as well as the website's countdown ending in December, it seems like everything is sliding into place.
The last time we heard about the studio's "new project," they said it was "looking awesome," but failed to give any kind of timeframe on when we may see it (or even when we may find out what kind of game it is).
Either way, it looks like Fallout fans can be cautiously optimistic about this one. Fallout: New Vegas, the last Fallout game, was released back in 2010, and was outsourced to Obsidian Entertainment instead of the core Bethesda team.