Yesterday morning, Bethesda tweeted the familiar Fallout “Please Stand By” test pattern with the hashtag #PleaseStandBy. It’s clearly a Fallout tease, but for what?
Shortly thereafter, Bethesda began streaming via Twitch with the following image:
Periodically, things would briefly happen (please see Polygon’s collection of all the livestream antics), otherwise, it’s been Vault Boy and his static thumbs-up.
I have my own speculations (e.g.: Fallout 3 remaster, sequel to New Vegas), but as I was pondering what exactly this means, I couldn’t help but think this is a huge troll move. We likely won’t have confirmation of what this means until Bethesda’s showcase at E3, and I could absolutely see this being a Fallout 4 port to Switch. If the latter is the case, making this big of a deal of a port of an existing game seems…melodramatic. Then again, that’s just my take.
So I am curious: what do you think this means? And why? How will you feel if all this was for a Switch port?
Part of me was like…wouldn’t it be funny if this was a weird way to announce not only a Fallout 4 port to Switch but also that Vault Boy would be in the next Smash Bros.?
Who even knows. Nintendo sells cardboard now so anything could happen.
I’d love to hear what you think about all this weirdness.