The Fallout 4 release date has been confirmed for PS4, Xbox One and PC at E3 this month. Fans who are eagerly anticipating the series will not have to wait for long. The product will launch before 2016 – that’s only a few months away. Specifically, the launch date is set for consoles on November 10th, 2015.
We also are given information that there will be a collectors edition available, that contains a real life Pip Boy. Ever wanted to try running around as a vault hunter in real life? You can come close by linking up with the gadget through your iPhone or Android device and use it to control certain aspects of the Fallout world. The pricing on the collector’s edition will be significantly higher than the RRP of $59.99 for the standard version of the game.
PS3 and Xbox 360 users will have to live with the fact that Bethesda are discontinuing support for the older consoles with their latest game. Confirmed recently at E3, the company will be exclusively releasing Fallout 4 on the PS4, Xbox One and the PC.
What do we know so far?
The story was revealed further at the expo, with the beginning scene initiating a nuclear apocalypse as seen in the trailer. As events transpire the main character will emerge from the vault as the sole survivor 200 years later of Vault 111.
Fans were also given access to some gameplay footage that featured Fallout 4’s VATS system. That’s right, the legendary slow-motion action sequences are backed with some upgraded graphics and a heck of a lot of bullets! We see in the reveal scenes of gunfights with a horrific Deathclaw, brutal close combat in caged fights, and a slightly narcissistic (yet badass) sounding main character. It should be noted that this main character is a male. 50 base weapons are included with at least 700 different types of mods to customise them, but this will most likely only be the beginning of what the game has to offer in terms of weapon variety.
The game design allows users to customise their own power armor, construct bases, defenses, detections, and even your own Brahmin caravans to haul goods between settlements. You can scrap items in the world for materials and use them to construct something that you specifically need. As the settlement grows, people will continue to arrive, and resource management must then come into account through power generators. It has everything you would expect of a realism mod in the original Fallout’s, except it’s built in to the system! As written in previous editorials on Fallout 4, the much needed innovation didn’t need to be a major graphical change, as long as it was something that added to the dynamic of the gameplay. Allowing players to fully immerse themselves in the world by taking control of the environments to an intricate level is definitely a step in the right direction. Feel a little bored on the ground? Hold on to your excitement, because it looks like you might even be able to fly in the game. No one is sure if the scene in the reveal at E3 was a one-off scripted event, but the aspect of mounting a minigun while in the air and raining terror on the wastelanders seems extremely exhilarating.
Fallout 4 fans, be excited and keep an eye out for more posts on the latest updates.