By now, you’re probably wondering what happened to Pip Boy.
The beloved NES game has been a virtual cult classic since it debuted in 1986, but it was never quite as successful as it once was.
Pip Boy is the subject of a new documentary, Pipboy: The Game, airing in theaters on December 14, which details the history of Pip Boy, its origins, and the various iterations it has taken over the years.
“The idea that Pip is dead and gone and the world has fallen apart and people can’t find a way to get to it is a real emotional and scary one,” says director James D’Alessandro.
“We want to make sure that this is the story that we tell with the film, because we want it to be the film that people remember.”
There’s no doubt that Pip was a hugely popular game for Nintendo.
The game’s sequel, PipBoy, released in 1998, was an immediate hit and was followed by a second, Pip-Boy Classic, which launched in 2000.
In 2003, Fallout PipBoy came out, and it wasn’t long before it was followed in 2005 by PipBoy 3, which was also a huge success, and in 2009, PipBoys 3D, which followed with a sequel that went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
In 2010, Bethesda announced Fallout 4, which went on sale in March of this year.
The last game in the series, Pipman, was announced in 2015, and we’ve heard rumors that Fallout Pipboy 4 is on the way.
“Fallout PipBoy is a very special game,” said Fallout PipBoy creator David Hayter in a video interview with The Verge.
“It’s been a long time coming.
It’s a very big part of the Fallout mythology.
It has a lot of history.
It was a really special game for a lot.
But the thing that made it really special was that it came out in 1994 and it was really, really good.
And I think it’s kind of a bit of a big deal.
It really was a game that we would never, ever forget.
And that’s what we wanted to do.”
Hayter went on, saying that the series’ popularity has changed over time, and that the most recent iteration of the game is “probably” a little bit better than the one that came before.
“You know, the people who grew up playing it, it was like a big part in their lives,” he said.
“But we’re going to make it better.
We’re going see what happens with that one.”
In the years since Fallout PipBook was announced, Hayter has worked on other projects, most recently working on a feature film about the history and legacy of the series called The Game of Pip, which he is producing with actor Michael Sheen.
The film will be released on December 17, and Hayter says he hopes that the film will help bring some closure to the series.
“There’s a lot going on in the world right now and we just want to do the right thing and put it behind us,” he told The Verge in October.
“What I can tell you is we have been working very, very hard to put that film out and it’s really going to be a really good film.”
PipBoy 4 will be coming out in 2018, but the film’s creators haven’t revealed when it will be.
In a statement, Bethesda said, “We are thrilled to announce that Fallout 4 PipBoy will be a part of a massive celebration of the gaming industry, featuring new Fallout games, the return of PipBoy’s beloved PipBoy game series, and more!
We can’t wait to see how fans react to this exciting film.”
Watch the trailer for Fallout Pipbook above.
Fallout Pipman will be out in 2019.