Bethesda has apparently hired Guillermo del Toro’s production company for the creation of a Fallout 4 cinematic trailer. That is, according to the LinkedIn profile of one of the company’s contractors.
Under in his LinkedIn CV, the contractor stated that he worked as a 3D artist from December last year until March this year for Mirada Studios on a “Fallout 4 Cinematic Trailer”. Other than that the work occurred in the Greater Los Angeles Aera, no other information is provided. But his previous experience includes plenty of work on other video game trailers, such as Far Cry 4 and Elder Scrolls, so the notion that he was hired for the Fallout 4 trailer is not surprising.
Bethesda has not officially announced that they’re working on a fourth installment to the Fallout series, but rumours have been circulating for a while. Many expect the company to reveal Fallout 4 at this year’s E3. Given that this is the first time the publisher has ever scheduled a press conference at E3, it’s likely they have a lot to announce. Another rumour is that a 20-30 minute gameplay trailer for Fallout 4 is being prepared to be shown at a special presentation.
Mirada Studios was co-founded by Guillermo del Toro along with Matthew Cullen, Javier Jiminez and Guillermo Navarro. Famous for his dark-fantasy film and screenwriting, del Toro was working with Kojima Productions on Silent Hills until, much to the internet’s dismay, the project was recently cancelled. Mirada Studios has worked for a lot of big-name companies like Disney and created a music video for singer Katy Perry. Fallout 4 wouldn’t be its first time working on a video game, however. The company also created an advert for Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8.
While Mirada Studios’ involvement doesn’t mean Guillermo del Toro himself is in the mix for Fallout 4, it’s certainly a possibility. And with Silent Hills cancelled, he should have some free time on his hands. Right?
Interestingly, when Gematsu reported on this story, Mirada contacted them to demand it be taken down. They apparently stated that the story was “a violation of the company NDA at Mirada,” which is complete rubbish. A Non-Disclosure Agreement is just that – an agreement – and therefore only applies to those that agreed to sign it. Sounds like Mirada was trying to scare them into taking the story down.