Bethesda set for 'Action-adventure RPG' announcement at Gamescom - Fallout 4 reveal imminent?

  • Posted July 4th, 2014 at 16:49 EDT by Adam Byrne

A listing has cropped up on the official website of next month’s Gamescom convention which seems to point towards an ‘Action-adventure & RPG’-related announcement from Fallout and The Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Nestled firmly within a bevy of announcements and reveals the listing is slight but could point towards something much bigger. Headed by the title of ‘’Bethesda Softworks ZeniMax Germany GmbH’’, the listing’s profile doesn’t give too much away, despite saying that the showing is ‘’Action-adventure, role-playing game’’-orientated. Whether or not it’s a fully-fledged announcement or an update on existing titles remains to be seen.

That said, it’s been some four years since we’ve had an entry in the much-loved Fallout series – a stretch too long, we say. Having been conspicuously absent on the announcement front at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, it’s now prime time for publisher Bethesda Softworks to unleash the next iteration in its seminal sci-fi RPG series. One thing’s for sure, the publisher isn’t short on sequel potential for its smash hit IPs and there’s no shortage of fans that will lap up whatever eventually crops up.

Of course, Fallout’s only one of two major series that Bethesda Game Softworks has developed over the course of the last 10-or-so years; the procession usually involves alternating between that of Fallout and the Elder Scrolls – with the latter getting the most love recently, what with the release of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online.

Crucially, one would think that if the announcement was to be Elder Scrolls Online-related then the listed entity alongside Bethesda Softworks would be ZeniMax’s online subsidiary, ZeniMax Online Studios, which deals solely with the MMO-orientated The Elder Scrolls title.

Gamescom runs from August 13-17 in Cologne, Germany. Are you looking forward to what Bethesda has to show at this year’s event? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Adam is a PSU editor and a recent English graduate of IADT in Ireland. When he’s not glued to the PlayStation or revelling in cheesy ‘80s action flicks you can find him talking nonsense on Twitter.
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