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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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*First Published: May 11, 2015, 11:57 pm CDT