It's announcement-of-an-announcement season! Bethesda, the company behind several huge franchises, is teasing a new Fallout game, and as fans eagerly wait to see what it might be, they have spent hours watching a Twitch stream that shows nothing but a television and a Vault-Tec bobblehead.
Update: We know now what the reveal was: Fallout 76.
When Bethesda announced Fallout 76 with a teaser trailer this morning, promising more information at E3, it was easy to assume that the new game would be a traditional single-player role-playing game. But Fallout 76 is in fact an online survival RPG that's heavily inspired by games such as DayZ and Rust, according to three people familiar with the project.
Well, occasionally other things are happening. But it's safe to say that fans aren't tuning in to see people wander in and out of frame - they want to know what the next Fallout game will be. Based on Bethesda's history of these teases, there's a strong chance that it will be announced tomorrow morning, 24 hours after the teaser first went live.
The last game in Bethesda's massive post-apocalyptic RPG series, Fallout 4, was announced in June 2015 and launched in November of that same year. One might expect a similarly short announcement-to-release timeframe this time around.
Some fans have also theorised that this might be some sort of remaster of Fallout 3 or Switch port of Fallout 4, but from what we've heard, this is a new game, one that takes the series in a brand new direction. We're expecting to see more tomorrow.
Bethesda's E3 press conference, where the publisher will show this game and more, will take place on Monday, June 11 at 11:30AM AEST.