A couple weeks ago we talked about whether or not thesurvivor2299 site teasing Fallout 4 was a hoax or not and now the chances were pretty good this site is indeed an elaborate hoax. Over the past couple of days, Bethesda began to respond to inquiries that, I suppose, made the site roll out its Fallout version of a rick-roll early instead of waiting for the count-down.
Some believed that Bethesda might tease something at the VGX ahead of the count-down running out a few days after the show, but Pete Hines put the kibosh on that.
No, folks. I am not going to VGX. Bethesda is not showing/talking about anything at VGX. Just some PR meetings in LA. Take deep breaths.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) December 5, 2013
But many continued to believe, thinking perhaps they just weren't going to show anything at VGX and go with their countdown date. Then today, Bethesda posted another tweet that really sealed the deal and perhaps pushed survivor2299 to roll out their surprise early.
PSA: If you don’t hear it through an official channel like this, assume all rumors and speculation are false.— Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog) December 6, 2013
It's been quite an impressive hoax, but it seems like the doubters that pointed to r/fallout on reddit for being the fastest to respond to every change in the site and the first to post initially were onto something as the hoaxer thanks r/fallout on the site. Either way, the site has been quite entertaining, and it's impressive the amount of work put into the hoax.
Visit for yourself to see the latest update:
Part of me still hopes. Damn you.