Of all the exciting games that were shown off for the PS4 and Xbox One at E3 this year, there was still one glaring Bethesda-shaped hole where many were expecting to see Fallout 4. Discussed ever since the completion of Skyrim, a return to the wasteland has been something many gamers have been looking forward to. Despite Fallout 4 not featuring on the show floor however, rumors have started which state the game was indeed shown off behind closed doors.
Website Bubblews are reporting that the game was shown at a 45 minute invite-only presentation, which featured a 37 second non-gameplay trailer and a load of information about the game. Of course at this stage everything is completely unverified, so take with a rather large grain of salt, but nevertheless here are the details of the game that were allegedly shared.
- Fallout 4 has been in development since January 2011 by a small team, as the majority were working on Skyrim.
- As of February 2013, the team working on Fallout 4 is the size of the team which was working on Skyrim. This is due to Skyrim development ending.
- As it stands now, Fallout 4 will release on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. However, this is still subject to change.
- The actual announcement for Fallout 4 will come BEFORE E3 2014, but will NOT launch in 2014.
- The expected launch is in October 2015.
- The game is (as of June 2013) 55% complete, consequently, voice actors will be hired towards the end of 2014.
- There is no planned multi-player, but there is a possibility of Co-Op locally.
- The game will take place in Somerville, Cambridge, Arlington (and surrounding areas). The main setting is in a Post-Apocalyptic Boston. However, this area will not be immediately accessible.
- The story is not clear, however, Vaults exist.
- The 37 second trailer starts with a half-broken phone sparking. The scene pulls out slowly with the stereotypical music you would hear. Slowly you work out the scene is pulling out of a belltower. As it pulls further out, you see a destroyed town around. This is Boston. Suddenly, you hear the bell chime loudly, and the screen changes black instantly. The words of Ron Pearlman are heard “War… War never changes…” The logo for Fallout 4 appears with the 5 platforms above listed.
Of course none of this information is exactly surprising, and the Boston setting has been rumored for as long as people have been talking about the game. One other big question is whether we would realistically expect the game to launch on PS3 and Xbox 360, a full two years after their successors have launched, potentially holding back the ambition for the game. Either way, we can certainly expect to hear more about Fallout 4 soon. or maybe not.