Those after a reason to stay home to play Fallout 4 get an extra push from Bethesda’s vice president of PR, who posted a counterfeit doctor’s note on Twitter.
With Fallout 4 on the brink of release, any fans of the post-apocalyptic RPG series have been left with the depressing prospect of a full day of work or school before being able to get their minds well and truly into the world of a post-nuclear war Boston. Thankfully, Bethesda’s vice president of PR and marketing is on hand to give those gamers facing a day of other responsibilities a cheeky get-out clause. Pete Hinds has given a doctor’s note, granting many players a tantalizingly difficult choice to make.
Unfortunately for those seriously considering the offer, it’s unlikely that the note from the PR vice president will do much to sway any employer or teacher. Requesting that any “teacher/boss/authority figure” allows the poor gamer to be relieved from their duties via Twitter, Hines specifically states that the Fallout fan needs to “stay home and rest their pancreas.” Unless Fallout 4 can be proved to be good for any pancreatic ailments, it’s unlikely such a note would be taken all that seriously. Still, it’s worth commending him for the effort.
Fallout 4 is potentially the most wanted game of the year for many gamers. After its surprise announcement at E3 2015, Bethesda took no time getting the game ready for launch, and has been enticing gamers with a number of the game’s features since then. So far, would-be wasteland wanderers have been granted a look at the game’s combat in action, as well as some in-depth looks at how the game’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. skillset works in character builds.
So far, it certainly seems as though Fallout 4 would be an enticing enough prospect for many gamers to call in sick. So far, reports are that the game offers players an impressive revamped levelling system, alongside an amazing story to boot. Although the game is not cutting edge graphically, it seems as though there is lots of fun to be found, with a truly deep level of content for those willing to delve into the depths of the title.
Fallout 4 is not the only game that has left certain gamers contemplating pulling a sick day to enjoy the game upon release. Indeed, iconic RPG series Dragon Quest was once home to one of the biggest gaming urban legends regarding the matter. According to reports at the time of Dragon Quest 3’s launch, publisher Enix was forced to push the game’s release back to a Saturday to ensure that Japan’s economy would not be indirectly influenced by the number of illness days taken.
There is, unfortunately, a risk for some players that calling in sick could result in a wasted day of waiting around for the game to load. Bethesda has warned Xbox One pre-order customers that those who pre-loaded the digital version of the title before October 27 may need to reinstall the much-anticipated title. Let’s hope that players are not stuck waiting around for long to get into the game, regardless of whether they stick to their professional responsibilities or not.
Fallout 4 is out November 10, 2015, for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.