Did an animator just leak critical details about Fallout 4 on his LinkedIn profile?

Fallout fans desperate for news before Bethesda’s E3 press conference blew a new rumor up immediately.

 

Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published May 11, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 8:55 pm CDT

If video game marketers want news about a new game to break like wildfire, they should consider strategic LinkedIn updates.

Featured Video Hide

Videogamer.com caught freelance 3D artist Luis Nieves posting an update to his LinkedIn profile about working on a Fallout 4 cinematic trailer. This news immediately blew up to the point where Fallout 4 has been trending on Twitter Monday—over four words on a LinkedIn page.

Advertisement Hide

Nieves lists Mirada Studios, the production company founded by Guillermo del Toro, as the company where Nieves did his work on the supposed Fallout 4 trailer. Enthusiast site Destructoid claims that Mirada Studios demanded Dtoid take down its story about this potential Fallout 4 leak, which only stoked the fires under this rumor.

LinkedIn leaks are not uncommon in the video game industry. The development of Watch Dogs 2 was supposedly leaked in January when a Ubisoft employee updated his CV on LinkedIn. Character artist Michael Knowland may have revealed the development of The Last of Us 2 via an update to his LinkedIn profile. At least that’s how the enthusiast press chose to read the information. When video game publishers are so incredibly tight-lipped about projects in development, video game fans will scoop up every morsel of information they can get.

Advertisement Hide

The last bout of Fallout 4 anticipation insanity broke out on Feb. 10 when Bethesda Softworks, developer of the modern-day Fallout games, announced its first-ever E3 press conference, to be held on June 14. Because what else besides a Fallout 4 announcement could warrant Bethesda coughing up the cash to hold an E3 event where they never had before?

H/T PC Gamer | Photo via Bethesda Softworks

Share this article
*First Published: May 11, 2015, 11:57 pm CDT