Fallout 4 Survivor 2299 Teaser Site Confirmed to be a Hoax
Written Monday, December 09, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
The Fallout 4 'Survivor 2299' website has revealed as fake, and had been built in an effort to "force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX".
"Some men just want to watch the world burn," the hoax site's creator explained on Reddit. "I wanted to force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX, and bring [the Reddit] Fallout community together (for at least 3 weeks). Unfortunately, this plan failed."
Bethesda got in touch with the faker and demanded the site be taken down. Had it not been deactivated, a CGI trailer had been planned to troll Fallout fans visiting the site.
"I'm one of these 'selfish bastards with a lot of money' so I wanted to release a CGI trailer. But Pete [Hines, Bethesda's PR boss] killed my plans. Maybe I'll release it later along with the script, so somebody else can use it... I don't wan't to piss off Bethesda at this time even more."
Apparently, the person behind the hoax has subsequently received several death threats. The hoax cost around $900 for website hosting and for creating a phone number site visitors could call. "That's nothing for me," the hoaxer concluded. "I know I'm a douche."
Meanwhile, TheSurvivor2299.com now features sad piano music and the message: 'That's All Folks!'