What was previously thought to be a Fallout related hoax just might be the real thing. Bethesda Softworks, the makers of the series, has filed a patent in Europe for Fallout 4.

According to a posting on the trademark website – OHIM – the patent was filed by the series developer Bethesda as of November 14, 2013.

Just last week a countdown clock emerged from a website believed to be related to Bethesda but because of conflicting reports couldn’t be confirmed. Thesurvivor2299 is still counting down, but to what? It could very well be a Fallout 4 announcement.

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[Via Gamespot]

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