Return to the wasteland and bring a bone — your dog will need it.
At long last, Bethesda Game Studios announced the highly anticipated Fallout 4 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. With a “tentative” release date for late 2015, the game is sure to make a much bigger splash at this year’s E3 at Bethesda’s first E3 press conference, as the announcement trailer shown today was most certainly just a sample of things to come.
As the franchise’s first foray into the next-generation of hardware, fans across the internet were amping themselves up for the second-coming leading up to this morning’s 7AM PST reveal of the trailer.
And indeed, the trailer didn’t hide behind any CG smoke screens or pre-rendered cinematics – fans were treated to a first-hand look at the engine and world Bethesda is planning for gamers in post-apocalyptic Boston, where Fallout 4 will be taking place.
However, instead of overwhelming joy, the internet seems to be split down the middle on what to think of the title. Impressions range from excitement to “this is it?”. Much ado is being made about the game’s visual fidelity, with various forum goers and comment boards across the web harkening back to Call of Duty: Ghosts’ infamous “Next-Gen Dogs” visuals.
Though the scale of the world has definitely been improved tremendously, the fine details of the player model and his companion, Dogmeat, do leave much to be desired. Normally fans would give this the benefit of the doubt, but many see this as “business as usual” for Bethesda, as the Maryland developer has a history for shaky launches full of bugs and sometimes games not working properly on hardware all together (see Skyrim on PS3).
Regardless, there is much to be excited for with the latest entry of the post-apocalyptic open-world title. It’s returning home to the studio that reignited interest in the franchise with Fallout 3 and is riding on the coat tails of Skyrim’s phenomenal success. Let’s just hope Bethesda has picked up a few tricks on its way from the era of the PS3 and Xbox 360 into the now current gen race of the PS4 and Xbox One.
Fallout 4 will be at E3 2015 later this month! Come back here for more info on the title!
See you at E3, kiddos!