After many grueling days of morse codes and ciphers, Bethesda posted on twitter:
PSA: If you don’t hear it through an official channel like this, assume all rumors and speculation are false.— Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog) December 6, 2013
After this tweet, the thesurvivor2299.com displayed a "Please Standby" message with a morse code of PSE AS, or Please Standby.
Approximately 15 minutes ago, the thesurvivor2299.com updated.
The message was "THAT'S IT TUNNEL SNAKES " followed by an embedded Rick Roll video.
After about five minutes, the video changed to the classic "Tunnel Snakes Rule!" video.
Some hope that the site is hacked. But most of us have accepted the reality that it was all a very elaborate hoax. Thus ends a short lived and much hyped arg. GG folks.
Edit: the website now has the message: Special thanks to /r/Fallout the most amazing community on reddit.