Update:So it looks like Bethesda doesn't have an unannounced project on the way.
VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines has taken to Twitter (below) to retract his statement in a video to Tek Syndicate. The exec seems to have misspoken and.... accidentally announced a game that maybe doesn't exist?
I probably just had a concussion from the beating I took online and was rambling. Ignore.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) September 6, 2017
Original story: Games giant Bethesda has a brand new project to announce soon.
That’s according to VP of marketing and PR Pete Hines who spoke to Tek Syndicate (video below) – as spotted by VG247 – at PAX West, who said that the firm has an unannounced game set to launch this year.
So… Bethesda needs to announce and release a title in the next four months.
“That can wait,” Hines said. “It won’t be so long.”
When pressed on whether this was a new IP or not, Hines deflected. So what this project is might be anyone's guess.
The company has erred towards shorter windows between announcement and release; Fallout 4 was revealed in June 2015 at E3 before hitting shelves in November, a strategy also used by Ubisoft for Watch Dogs 2 in 2016.
The firm has even surprised launched projects before, such as mobile title Fallout Shelter.
Bethesda already has quite a busy end-of-year line-up. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider launches September 15th, while Skyrim is coming to Switch at some point. Meanwhile, October 13th sees The Evil Within 2 hitting shelves with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus coming out just two weeks later.
That’s without mentioning the VR editions of both Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim AND Doom, as well as continued support for The Elder Scrolls Online MMO, The Elder Scrolls Legends card game AND free-to-play Early Access shooter Quake Champions.
Here is the video - the above occurs at 2:40.