"I know I'm a douche," Fallout 4 hoaxer says
Creator of TheSurvivor2299 website explains why he attempted to dupe gamers with teaser site.
Over the weekend, Bethesda confirmed that the Fallout 4 teaser website TheSurvivor2299 was indeed a fake. Now, its creator has come forward to explain why he did it. During a recent Reddit AMA titled "Uhm, Hello? I'm the Prick behind thesurvivor2299," the hoaxer said he stopped the campaign after Bethesda got into touch with him.
"Some men just want to watch the world burn," he said, noting that the intent of the campaign was to force Bethesda's hand to reveal Fallout 4 during Saturday night's Spike VGX awards.
The website featured a countdown clock ending on December 11. The hoaxer said he had planned to release a CGI trailer for Fallout 4 when the clock reached zero. This trailer still exists, but he's not planning to release it anytime soon.
"I'm one of these 'selfish bastards with a lot of money' so I wanted to release a CGI trailer," he said. "But [Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines] killed my plans. Maybe I'll release it later along with the script, so somebody else can use it!"
The rumored Fallout 4 is believed to be set in Boston, Mass., though is is far from confirmed. The most recent Fallout title was 2010's Fallout: New Vegas, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and set in a postapocalyptic Las Vegas.