This week has been exciting for anyone looking forward to a Fallout 4 following the appearance of the thesurvivor2299.com domain a few days ago with its countdown clock and super secret morse code. The teaser site has not been confirmed by Bethesda to be their property as they declined to comment at the time, but today there’s some more movement on the Fallout 4 front which will get fans excited.
It now appears a Fallout 4 European trademark has been filed, and while this looks exciting, let’s not forget that Half Life 3 European trademark that was filed back at the beginning of last month which turned out to be some sort of elaborate ruse.
Now I’m going to be optimistic here and say this Fallout 4 trademark looks slightly more legit as it’s been filed by DLA Piper who handle all this kind of legal stuff for brands, which is more than just Bethesda being listed as the owner.
The Fallout 4 European trademark is currently under review after being filed on 14 November but that status should change to accepted in the coming days so it’s worth keeping an eye on it. If it miraculously disappears then it was probably some bizarre hoax like the Half Life 3 listing.
Is it happening? It’s looking a lot more likely now. According to the countdown clock there’s 24 days to go until some sort of announcement. If the clock is to believed of course.
There is some speculation that if the game does exist it will be revealed at the VGX awards (previously the VGAs) which are airing around 7 December.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on more updates as over the next week.