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Fallout 3 remaster teased by Amazon listing?

Bethesda put up a placeholder listing on Amazon, and it may hint at a Fallout 3 remaster.

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Published Sat, Feb 23 2019 5:18 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

Bethesda could be planning a Fallout 3 remaster for current-gen consoles similar to Skyrim: Special Edition, complete with mod support and Creation Club integration.

Fallout 3 remaster teased by Amazon listing? | TweakTown.com

Bethesda just listed a new mystery game on Amazon. Of course the listing has no actual information other than Bethesda's name (the ASIN didn't reveal much either), but there's a teaser trailer that looks very familiar. The footage is just like the classic film countdown reels from the Fallout franchise--all that's missing is those booming violins.

It could be something else though. Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media recently filed a trademark for a game called Deathloop, which we guessed was either a horror game or maybe a kind of weird roguelike where players get as far as they can before dying. ZeniMax is also making a brand new MMORPG set in an original IP, and maybe the new listing has something to do with it.

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But that retro countdown reel just screams Fallout.

A re-release or remaster of Fallout 3 with boosted visuals would help offset Fallout 76's disastrous misstep and inject Bethesda with much-needed revenue to fund its big new projects like Starfield, its new singleplayer sci-fi IP, as well as The Elder Scrolls VI.

The studio would likely attach its Creation Club paid mods monetization system to a Fallout 3 remaster for the (slim) chance of recurring revenues, and offer cross-platform mod support to keep players engaged with the brand and the game for longer periods of time. Essentially we'd see a repeat of Fallout 4's and Skyrim: Special Edition's mods and content.

Nothing's been confirmed so far and we may have to wait until E3 2019 in June before concrete details are announced.

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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