Officially, Bethesda has shown The Evil Within, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Elder Scrolls Online at E3 2013. The company advised to reserve two hours of your time to visit its stand, one hour to play Wolfenstein and The Elder Scrolls and the other one to see the games presentation.
Sometimes companies do closes doors events to show an unannounced game, that’s a manner to protect and hide the secret. However when more of two people know something, it’s not easy to avoid the leaks. Bethesda could have shown Fallout 4 at E3 2013. Directly from Neo-GAF we have extracted the first details of the game:
- 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 trailor starts 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.
Altogether Fallout 4 would be a cross-gen game for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360 and PC. We will still have to wait two years to play it and maybe could have some type of cooperative local mode. I would prefer to play alone; Fallout requires playing alone to feel the miserable future with you own hands.