One of gaming’s most elusive secrets is a secret no more: Bethesda has officially pulled back the curtain on Fallout 4, slating the long-awaited sequel for a release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The very second that yesterday’s countdown timer began ticking down, ardent fans of the post-apocalyptic series were sent into a tailspin. Sporting the ‘Please Stand By’ emergency message and iconography that has since become synonymous with Betehsda’s franchise, all signs pointed to Fallout 4 being revealed at last, and today we have the very first trailer confirming the rumored Massachusetts setting.
It’s been a full seven years since the studio’s last entry in the series – with New Vegas coming by way of Obsidian – and from the looks of it, Bethesda is ensuring all of the tropes are in place. When the bombs go off on an idyllic, post-modern setting, the footage above showcases the before and after of an all-out nuclear war. Soon thereafter, we see an Alsatian rummaging amongst the ruins in search of food, before coming into contact with a Vault Hunter. War never changes, after all.
Returning as Game Director following his work on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Todd Howard revealed why he’s so excited to unveil the sequel in earnest.
“We know what this game means to everyone. 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.”
Bethesda’s E3 conference kicks off at precisely 7:00pm PT on Sunday June 14, where we can expect the world premiere of Fallout 4. As always, we’ll have full coverage of the official unveiling for you here – and hopefully a release window – on We Got This Covered.
Fallout 4 is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC by award-winning Bethesda Game Studios under the direction of Todd Howard. This eagerly-awaited game is the follow up to the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout 3, and the first title from the world-renowned studio since the release of their global phenomenon and 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.