Bethesda has hired Guillermo del Toro's production company to create a cinematic trailer for its unannounced RPG Fallout 4, according to the LinkedIn profile of a 3D artist contracted to work on it.
The artist's CV (pictured above) states that he was hired by California-based Mirada Studios between December 2014-March 2015 to create a "Fallout 4 cinematic trailer", although no further details are provided. His previous work includes contributions to last year's Far Cry 4 trailer, The Elder Scrolls and Forza Motorsport.
Bethesda has yet to formally announce Fallout 4, but rumours persist that the game may be revealed during the publisher's E3 press conference on Sunday, June 14.
A 20-30 minute gameplay demo is also rumoured to be being prepared for a behind-closed-doors presentation at the show.
VideoGamer.com has reached out to a Bethesda representative for comment and is awaiting a response.
WHO ARE MIRADA STUDIOS?
Co-founded by Hollywood quartet Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Cullen, Javier Jiminez and Guillermo Navarro in late 2010, Mirada Studios describes itself as "a studio designed for storytellers" that offers its creative services to a variety of major clients, including Disney, Nike and Amazon.
Judging by its portfolio, the studio has previously helped create Walt Disney World's 'Be Our Guest' advert, worked on the music video for Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' and developed the prologue to 2013's Pacific Rim.
It also has some experience in video games, having worked on an advert for Nintendo's Mario Kart 8.
DOES THIS MEAN GUILLERMO DEL TORO IS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN FALLOUT 4?
Not necessarily. While del Toro helped co-found Mirada, the studio employs a number of artists to help create content for film, TV, advertising and other forms of media.
WILL FALLOUT 4 BE AT E3?
While a reveal has yet to be confirmed, a rumour posted last week suggests that Bethesda may have plans to reveal a 20-30 minute demo of Fallout 4 during its E3 press conference on June 14. It's the first time Bethesda has chosen to host its own E3 press conference, too, suggesting it may have plenty to show at this year's show.
Bethesda has also used previous E3s to offer a first look at earlier Fallout titles. The first gameplay demo of Fallout 3 was revealed during E3 2008, three months before its October 2008 release. Then, two years later, it released a gameplay reveal trailer for follow-up Fallout: New Vegas during E3 2010.
As well as Fallout 4, Bethesda is likely to present the first global look at id Software's upcoming Doom game during the event, too.