Fallout Patents Reveal Possible Sequel & Anthology [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: Bethesda has confirmed this is, in fact, a hoax. Sad news.]

Though it might straddle the line between Niche and not-so-niche a little too much for some, the Fallout series is one that is very near and dear to my heart.

That’s why, with the recent news concerning the German Fallout “Shadows of Boston” trademark, I’m quivering with anticipation. Although many are already scoffing at the news, keep in mind that we had those old Boston rumors first circulating on Reddit in 2012.

Of course, this is hard to believe since we’ve already been burnt once before, but as they say … where there is smoke, there is fire.

Somewhat more believable, however, is the news that along with that patent was another one that seems to point to an “Ultimate Fallout Collection”. This sounds awfully reminiscent of Bethesda’s recently-released Elder Scrolls Anthology that included the entire series in one brilliant package. We could see the same thing being done for Fallout, which has just as much a storied past as Bethesda’s flagship series.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Andrew 'Wolfie' Woolford
    Andrew 'Wolfie' Woolford
    November 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I’m highly skeptical, but if it’s legit and not a hoax, i’ll be pleased.

  2. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    November 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’ve been wanting a Fallout on the East Coast again for a long time. Shame it’s up in the New England area, or rather it seems to be. I’m just a proud east coast boy :) I adored FO3. Really hoping this comes to fruition!

  3. GhoulSlayeR
    November 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I loved FO3/NV, can’t wait for a sequel.

  4. David Reynolds
    David Reynolds
    November 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    That area is what’s known inf Fallout lore as “The Commonwealth”.

  5. Eliah Ryan
    Eliah Ryan
    November 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    at this point I don’t care if it’s a new fallout game or Elder Scrolls, I really want something tangible to look forward to from Bethesda

  6. sanic
    November 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Gamebyro confirmed!

  7. Death Saved
    Death Saved
    November 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    God i hope not, i mean that thing was on its last leg when it was used to make Skyrim, but now its probably on its little toes fingernail.

  8. sanic
    November 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Confirmed as fuck, no ladder climbing happening in any fallout for the next 10 years.

  9. Death Saved
    Death Saved
    November 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Sanic STAHP!

  10. Siveon
    November 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Probably fake.

    Eh, not really a fan of Bethesda’s works, so I’m not really holding my breath anyway.

  11. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 6, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I’m still reeling from that fake Boston Institute website a year back, so this just rolls off my back like water in a desert. I don’t think a teaser video might even convince me Fallout 4 exists.