Fallout 4 is a game that many people are expecting and eagerly anticipating. It appears that the game is definitely in development, and that there may be an online mode for the first time. These are two separate rumors that came from two separate sources. Fallout 4 being in development is from someone who claims to know a PR person at Bethesda, the company who makes the Fallout series. That Fallout 4 contains an online mode is a rumor that originated on 4Chan.
Users on the website were looking through the leaked Sony files, and found evidence that there will be an online mode for the game. This is surprising because much like the Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda has always said that they would never put online multiplayer into Fallout 4. This is because of the nature of the game.
The Fallout series is known for being extremely interactive, and will be hard for Bethesda to make a multiplayer version of the game. It isnâ€™t known what type of multiplayer Bethesda wants to add into the game, if any at all. Instead of adding multiplayer to the Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda simply made the Elder Scrolls Online. Bethesda could be planning on doing something similar with Fallout 4. Bioware is also known for making primarily single-player games.
But, in recent years, they have added some multiplayer functionality to two of their most popular game series, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. However, instead of adding Co-Op to let two or more friends play together, they simply added a separate game type that was meant to be played with friends. Bethesda could be doing something similar with Fallout 4, although most people probably want them to add a form of Co-Op gameplay to the game. Rockstar has also managed to add multiplayer to their Grand Theft Auto series, which many people did not think would happen.
They have Grand Theft Auto Online, which is the multiplayer portion of the game, although it is not strictly an MMO. Developers are starting to add online multiplayer to as many of their games as possible because having multiplayer tends to increase the average playtime for the game. The longer players play a game, the more likely they are to purchase DLC. So, having some form of multiplayer has been an important strategy for many game developers these days.