Pete Hines: Fallout and The Elder Scrolls do not share the same universe

There are many players who have theorized that the series of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, two of the most successful franchises of Bethesda, are sharing the same game world. The hypothesis has never been officially denied; at least until now, when Pete Hines has clarified the issue to the microphones of GameSpot.


Several times fans of the series of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls have theorized that the two franchises could have in common the same fictional universe. Now, however, came the blunt denial by the publisher of Bethesda. To put a lid on the issue it was Pete Hines in person speaking to the microphones of GameSpot.

“I haven’t the foggiest of notion how anybody could make the leap that they are in fact part of the same thing,” was the statement of Hines. “We made Elder Scrolls, and a completely different developer and publisher came up with Fallout, which we then acquired. So how did they …,” he concluded, almost stunned by this theory circulating for a long time on the net.

Although there are timelines in high-complexity video games such as The Legend of Zelda or Dark Souls, Hines does not have a similar situation: “No, I don’t think there’s any universe in which those universes are in the same universe. That’s not a thing.”

These statements deny, then, the assumptions that players, and even media, had propagated over the web, making both IPs two completely different realities.