Ever since the release of Fallout 4 in 2015, the internet has been awash with rumours about where the developers at Bethesda might be taking their beloved franchise next. But even though fans expect there to be a long gap between sequels, the wait has only increased the thirst for new information surrounding a potential new game.
Already leaks have begun to circulate surrounding what the studio could be working on behind the scenes, and it doesn't take much to put together the pieces that could give us an early insight into the franchise's next instalment.
But unfortunately, with a series as big as Fallout, there's always the potential for fake leaks and fabricated news to dominate the conversation. In the run up to the fourth game being announced, there was a ridiculous amount of misinformation that indicated imminent announcements and surprise features. From full-on hoaxes to anonymous Reddit sources that went viral overnight, they managed to fool us all.
But in between the fake news, there's enough information out there that can tell us what Fallout 5 is going to be, and if you look hard enough, the franchise's development roadmap for the next few years. By looking at which rumours have already been discredited and which ones hold water, that image of Fallout 5 is becoming clearer by the day...