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Pete Hines Comments on How They Handle Fallout 4 Rumors
Fallout 4 is one of the most anticipated games of this year, and for the most part has managed to hide many of its features from the public until Bethesda was ready to reveal them.
Pete Hines of Bethesda recently talked to Gamesradar about how the company handled the rumors that surrounded the game and had a few interesting things to say:
“You just have to sit there and go ‘that happened'” shrugs Pete. “Because there was some of it that had hints of truth, some of it that was completely bogus and made up”
One thing that we can confirm though is that he was not impressed by one of the rumors that stated that the game would be called ‘Shadow of Boston.’
“I’m not even going to dignify that. I would never in my life call a Fallout game Shadows over something. That’s completely off brand and offensive to me on many levels. But I’m not going to swing a bat at it”
There were levels though where Bethesda had to step in, and this was when websites were created to tease a Fallout game but were misleading.
“The only thing we did was when people started faking websites and making it look like they belonged to us. We were like, ‘Okay, this is actually bordering on malicious because they’re making it look like it coming from us’ We need to shut this down and say, ‘look we still don’t comment on rumours or speculation’ but if you’re going to create stuff that looks like it’s coming from us and mislead people like that, then we are going to step in and say ‘this is not our site, we don’t know what this, it has nothing to do with this’”
So this leads to the question, of all the rumors that are still circling the game which are true and which are merely speculation? I guess we’ll have to keep guessing until the truth is finally revealed.
What do you think of how Bethesda handle the rumor mill around Fallout 4? Let us know below.