As of writing, I have been watching the Twitch stream from Bethesda for about 3 hours now. I have the Fallout 4 soundtrack playing in the background (it's really good) and I'm sat here waiting... for what? I don't really know. Here is a stream that at time of writing has 148,833 people watching a bobblehead, a tv with a "Please Stand By" message and a yellow ballon. Occasionally somebody pops by or something happens, such as a dabbing vault-boy puppet (which frankly made me want to shut down my PC on principle alone.) these are numbers, I'm sure many people would frankly kill for and currently nothing is happening. However, I have to ask why am I watching? I mean really. I have made no bones about the fact, that I (to put it politely) did not care for Fallout 4, it had some questionable choices in relations to it's design. Here was a game, where it felt like many of it's mechanics were thrown in "Just because" lacking any real meaningful depth that really bummed me out. The only game I legitimately really liked was Fallout New Vegas from Obsidian, however they have already ruled out their involvement in this announcement on Twitter. and yet here I sit. Watching a stream, that's buffering and struggling along to some indeterminate time to show an announcement.
I think I know why, love 'em or hate 'em, Bethesda is one of the few publishers and studios that still invest some serious money into these grand singleplayer only type games like Prey, Fallout 4, Dishonored and Wolfenstein The New Colossus and I am curious to see where they're going to go with this announcement. I'm curious what game is next, because frankly I'm probably going to buy it day one.
I'm probably going to tune off at this point though, it's been hours and frankly I have a feeling it's going to be a lot more waiting before we find out what is going on.