Over the past couple of weeks, we have heard a lot of rumors about Bethesda possibly announcing a new Fallout game at the Spike TV VGX event. This is mostly thanks to a mysterious website called The Survivor 2299 (which does not appear to be loading at this time of writing) that had a countdown clock. The website has since been updated several times, with the previous update featuring morse code that made references to previous Fallout games, and now recently the website had received a new update with another coded message which has since been decoded by the folks at the Fallout Reddit thread.
The code in question was, “KVNGR REV ALPHA PPS VT PIZ UHMYLPVOQ CM XHWMZP. NBJB SPI’F BYQS QT D’Y BYFGEOB FI VQDYL MAQ. -NGQHT 5120- Nuclear winter has come,” which has since been decoded to read, “THE INSTITUTE IS SEALED. THEY WON’T HELP US I’M HEADING TO BLACK ROW. -TBNLS 5120-“ While this new message does make reference to the Fallout franchise, it is still unclear as to what TBNLS 5120 could mean. As it stands there are many who have started to speculate about the website’s authenticity and are wondering as to whether it could be a hoax.
One of the reasons is due to the countdown clock which if accurate, would overshoot the date of the Spike TV VGX. In any case we suggest you take this with a grain of salt for now and not get your hopes up just yet, with the Spike TV VGX expected to be held this weekend (December 7th), we guess we won’t have to wait too long to find out if Fallout 4 is a reality.
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