Bethesda Studios have started the hype train for their latest dip into the Fallout franchise, opening up a vague website named thesurvivor2299. The website only features a countdown timer and some morse code that has already been deciphered by the Fallout sub-Reddit community.
The morse code has been changed once, the early website had morse code that transferred into 11-12-13, a possible date for the Fallout 4 expansion. Now, the morse code displays a set of shorthand words, “CQ/CQ/CQ/DE/OZ/PSE/AS” and users have made it out to be “Calling any station. Calling any station. Calling any station. This is OZ. Please stand by.”
What this means is unclear and like most of the Fallout 4 rumors, it is shrouded in the mystery of the next game. There were plenty of radio stations in the old Fallout 3 scattered around The Capital Wasteland and one did say Oscar Zulu, pointing at the OZ shorthand.
Stepping away from the morse code, The Survivor 2299 website has a countdown timer, currently on 20 days. We are not sure what will happen at the end of this countdown, we hope it is some sort of announcement or trailer on the website, previewing Fallout 4.
What we do know is Bethesda Studios will be working on Fallout 4, instead of Obsidian Entertainment (previously Black Isle Studios) who worked on Fallout: New Vegas. Obsidian Entertainment has said they would love to work on another Fallout game, but it looks like Bethesda wants to take back the reigns.
In terms of engine and assets, we may see the same engine that was used on Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, with some changes to the physics and graphics, taking advantage of the next generation capabilities.
Rumors say Fallout 4 will be set Boston, Massachusetts, lore is pretty light on the area, with the original two Fallout games sticking to the West of North America and Fallout 3 set in Washington D.C.