Friday, June 5, 2015

Fallout: Arkham? The Haunter of the Vault?

I mentioned on Wednesday that there wasn't anything Lovecraftian about Fallout 4, but I may have been mistaken. 

Take this with a grain...no, an entire bucket filled with salt.  I was contacted by an anonymous source who claims to have knowledge of the project.   According to them there is a non-trivial amount of Lovecraft-related material in the main game, and more is included as part of at least one DLC package.

If true, it's something I'm very happy to hear.

That said, I have considerable doubts about the validity of that information.  For one thing, leaking it  is what video game developers refer to as "a career ending move".   Talking about it is a huge risk in light of the NDAs signed by everyone involved with the actual game.  Beyond that, with all the media attention the trailer generated there's a huge demand for more information about the game.  To be quite honest, this isn't the venue to release a tidbit like that.  Not when you could contact someone at a major website and create a firestorm of attention by leaking it to them. 

But man, it would be really cool if it's true.

4 comments:

Rob said...

Given the Lovecraftian elements in Fallout 3, especially the DLC, and in Oblivion, it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

Propnomicon said...

@ Rob

I agree. I went into Fallout 3 cold and was surprised at how effective *that* storyline was. With Fallout 4's Boston setting the map will likely cover most, if not all, of "Lovecraft Country", giving Bethesda's in-house Lovecraft fans a golden opportunity.

Noah Stevens said...

Innsmouth after the bomb!

Raven said...

Not to mention that Great Cthulhu Himself is lurking in the pond on the other side of those Lustron-paneled houses you see people running past in that still. Talk about dead giveaways!