Fallout 3 was released in 2008 and was followed by The Elder Scrolls VI: Skyrim, in 2011. This gap is relatively consistent throughout the history of Bethesda's development period of their own titles. Of course the company now also produces a serious amount of other games, such as The Evil Within, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Dishonoured and Rage.
But when it comes down to developing their own titles, Bethesda love to take their time and be sure to iron out every conceivable detail when it comes to advancing the video game industry. And let's face it, their games have always made enormous impacts upon the industry as a whole. Skyrim has certainly changed it forever and for the better.
But the time has come, 2015 is the year. If we don't get a physical release of a title, then we're going to get trailers, gameplay and announcements of what's happening in the future. Could it be Fallout 4? It's more than likely not going to be another Elder Scrolls game, as the company obviously have had their current project on their mind since its conclusion.
Why on earth would they have gone straight into making another Elder Scrolls and tried to improve upon Skyrim? So if it isn't Fallout 4, then I'm sure Bethesda have moved on to a new IP. But we're all still dying for some news, and are desperately awaiting their arrival on the Xbox One and PS4 consoles.
2015 is shaping up to be an exciting and great year for gaming, with the likes of The Witcher 3, Bloodborne, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Star Wars: Battlefront and Uncharted 4 on the way. But the presence of Fallout 4 would probably push a lot of these out of the minds of a ton of gamers.
I feel as if Bethesda are continually seeking ways in which they can advance upon everything they've given us before. If it isn't revolutionary in some way, why would they bother releasing it? Therefore, this particular title seems to be taking more time to reach the level of standards they expect.
But such is the case of Fallout 4. All rumours, speculation and here-say. I can see Bethesda branching out to attempt a new IP and revel in enjoying the excitement of trying out a new world. But I also feel like fans could potentially explode at the sight of a game that isn't Fallout 4 after all this time. Could that influence their decision?
Are you a fan of Fallout 3? Are you desperately seeking a return to this world, or would you be just as excited to see Bethesda try something new and dazzle us with an additional world to fall in love with? Let us know in the comments!