It may be about time for a new game in the Fallout franchise. According to IGN, a voice actor of Fallout 3, Erik Todd Dellums, has teased the return of his character in a possible sequel. The voice actor voiced the character Three Dog, DJ for Galaxy News Radio.
"To all my #Fallout3 and #ThreeDog fans: There may be more of the Dog coming! Fingers crossed!" said the tweet. He later confirmed that Bethesda had given him permission to tease the next game, so Fallout 4 may be closer than anyone expected: "@ToastTheRabbit How was that for a tease! I was given permission to release that tease, so fingers crossed." The company itself also may make an official announcement soon.
Maybe they'll use the Skyrim engine this time
There were rumours last year that the next game in the series—Fallout 4—would be set in the Boston area after scouts from Bethesda were spotted checking out the area from MIT.
The last game in the series was Fallout: New Vegas, which was a spin-off of Fallout 3 and developed by Obsidian. While Fallout 3 took place in the area surrounding Washington DC, dubbed the Capital Wasteland in the game, Fallout: New Vegas took a different approach and based the game in the Nevada desert area in and around Las Vegas.
Fallout 3 starts in Vault 101 where you live with your father. You grow up relatively normally until the day that your father decides to leave. With everyone in the vault trying to capture you and interrogate you, you decide that it would be best if you escaped and looked for your dad.
The Fallout series consists of RPGs set in a post-apocalyptic America. The apocalypse was caused by a new World War, and humanity was driven to building and living in vaults to protect themselves from the nuclear holocaust. The game is famous for its overall serious story, but flashes of tongue-in-cheek humour and the strange technological aesthetic, as in-universe, miniaturisation was never discovered. This leads to powerful hardware that is still huge.