When people think of Bethesda right now, two things come to mind. Fallout and the Elder Scrolls. So when a video surfaced today on Vine from Bethesda Softworks featuring a spinning LP and barbed wire, it isn’t an unfair assumption to think it may be related to Fallout. After speculation quickly popped online about The Moonlight Trio and George Shackley LP as well as the flashes of Johann Sebastian Bach (who was featured on the Fallout 3 soundtrack) and Air on the G String from the gaming press, Bethesda VP of marketing and PR Pete Hines replied on his Twitter account that this wasn’t the case.
Obviously this isn’t a new Oblivion since the online title is already announced an on its way. But what could it be? The first option is Project Zwei, which is a survival horror game being published by Bethesda under the development of Resident Evil designer Shinji Mikami.
Another option is a project coming from Zenimax Sweden referred to as “Project Tungsten”, being speculated as the next Wolfenstein title coming in 2013. This title was leaked due to a hastily edited resume of composer Julian Beeston who said the title was being developed at MachineGames which was purchased by ZeniMax and renamed ZeniMax Sweden. Back in May of 2012, ZeniMax registered the Wolfenstein.com URL.
Or it could be something entirely new. One thing gamers have learned is that Bethesda is full of surprises. After continuing to grow the strength of the Elder Scrolls brand, especially with this most recent generation, and reigniting the flame under the basically dead Fallout franchise, they’ve shown us that they can capture our attention out of nowhere.
But if you ask me, it definitely feels like Shinji Mikami horror in the works.