It sure looks like we can expect a new Fallout game to emerge at E3 this year.
That's going by a tweet from the Bethesda Game Studios account featuring a gif asking viewers to 'Please Stand By'.
Given it's three years since the launch of Fallout 4, one might assume this would be a second-team effort, a la Fallout New Vegas from Obsidian Entertainment but it would seem that that studio has no hand in this new game.
The studio itself took to Twitter (below) to say that this wasn't referring to a game that developer was working on.
How do you let someone down easily?— Obsidian #Deadfire (@Obsidian) May 29, 2018
Asking for a friend.#ItsNotUs
It's possible we'll see a new mobile title, like 2015's Fallout Shelter, but it seems unlikely that a PC and console-centric publisher like Bethesda would be teasing such a project quite this hard.
It's likely that we'll see more of this new Fallout game at this year's E3 at the Bethesda showcase. That's taking place at 18:30 PT on June 10th and 2:30 British Summer Time on June 11th.
If it is at that show - and let's be real for a second, it will be - Fallout will be sharing a stage with the recently-leaked and recently-announced Rage 2.
This looks set to be a blockbuster year for Bethesda. After debuting its E3 showcase in 2015 with Fallout 4 and Fallout Shelter, subsequent shows have lacked the impact of that first year with some admittedly great games but nothing that can match up to the company's flagpole franchises, Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.
Incidentally, it's been seven years since a new 'regular' Elder Scrolls game, so we're due an entry in that franchise, also. If that is at this year's show, Bethesda's will be one of the most spoken-about conferences of this year's E3.