Bethesda breaks their Fallout 4 story silence with the game’s launch trailer.
Even before the game’s announcement, developer Bethesda Softworks has been dodgy about Fallout 4 details. We’ve known for months that the game takes place near Boston and that the world was much richer than 2008’s Fallout 3, but who and what players would be up against has remained a mystery.
All that changed today when Bethesda released their final trailer for Fallout 4. The nearly three minute trailer features some story and location spoilers, so if you’re in a bit of a media black out for the game, be sure to skip it. For the rest of us who can’t get enough Fallout, feast your eyes on what will be playable in a few short days.
Interestingly enough, a lot of the leaked information from the past few years is present in the trailer. MIT plays a significant role in the narrative, the commonwealth is real and class warfare is raging in the pose post-apocalypse . With all the rumors being true, it begs the question how much of the game’s story is already out on the web buried in the various hoaxes Fallout fans have suffered over the years.
Additionally, I was struck by how, well, dated many of the character models looked. Much of the game looks like stunningly bright compared to the green and brown hues of Fallout 3 and New Vegas, but character models look decidedly last-gen. That being said, a game of this scale and depth doesn’t need to blow us away with graphics so long as the story is rich and the gameplay is engaging.
What do you think about the launch trailer? Are you disappointed with the game’s somewhat aged character models, or are you all in for Bethesda’s latest RPG? Feel free to let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!
Fallout 4 launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 10.