Bethesda has finally confirmed that Fallout 4 is in the works and on its way to retail shelves for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the debut trailer below.
The developer is expected to reveal more about the game during its first E3 press conference, this coming weekend. Thus far, we know the game will unfold in Boston and will in some ways pay tribute to the past. The clip focuses mainly on a dog and his surroundings, both pre- and post-war, and includes interludes of a radio broadcast warning of the impending war. "We do have coming in, confirmed reports of nuclear detonation," says the voiceover. Then actor Ron Perlman, who narrated the third installment of the game, repeats a well-known line from the series: "War. War never changes."
The trailer even gives us a brief glimpse of Vault 111,the usual starting point for most players. If earlier leaks are to be believed, the main character has been in a cryogenic sleep for 200 years after a nuclear holocaust in 2077.
"We know what this game means to everyone," said game director Todd Howard. "The time and technology have allowed us to be more ambitious than ever. We've never been more excited about a game, and we can't wait to share it."
If you lack one of the newer consoles, you won't get an opportunity to experience the game, because Bethesda has no plans to release it for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Matt Grandstaff, global community manager for the company, confirmed the news on a NeoGAF thread last week. "It is not coming to 360 and PS3; the stuff we're doing will never work there," he wrote.
Some reports suggest the RPG title may arrive later this year, and since rumors have suggested it's been in development for some time now, it's quite possible. Bethesda's official online store even put the release date down as "TBA 2015" for awhile.
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