Friday, 25 March 2016

Is it possible to write commercial fiction set in the Fallout 4 Universe?

And this is why I have utter contempt for Customer Care departments. I emailed their general information area with a general question that has no technical component.

Some agent, probably in Malaysia, had no idea of how to answer except to fob it onto tech support - who, naturally, have no idea how to answer this type of non-technical question.

I mean, would it have been so hard to simply say "no"?

Below is my letter to Bethesda, and their response.


To whom it may concern,

I've often played with the idea of writing a novel. As I've been playing Fallout 4 recently, I've often wondered what the situation was with commercially sold fiction based on the Fallout 4 universe.

Is it possible for a writer to do this legally? Are there restrictions?

Thank you for your time,

Brett Caton.



Fallout 4 Fiction
03/24/2016 07:45 AM

Thank you for contacting the Bethesda Team. If you are contacting us in regards to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, please go to and login with your game login details to open a help ticket. This will assist our Support Team in addressing your issue more efficiently.

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Warm Regards,
The Bethesda Team
03/24/2016 07:45 AM

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