The wait is finally over. Today, Bethesda finally announced Fallout 4 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC and made the announcement with an in-game trailer showcasing the title’s new location: Boston. Take a look.
Boston has been the long rumored home of Fallout’s fourth main installment, with it going by the name “The Commonwealth”. Fallout fans likely recognize the name from Fallout 3’s quest “The Replicated Man” where you could help an android escape from his pursuers from “The Institute” (Likely MIT). Androids were able to escape thanks to one of the Commonwealth’s other faction “The Railroad” who work similar to the Underground Railroad did during the pre-Civil War USA’s south.
Rabid fans can pre-order Fallout 4 right now on Bethesda’s website, with no release date currently officially announced. According to IGN, initially Bethesda’s site had the release date listed as “TBA 2015” although they have since told IGN that “We haven’t released a date.” It would be unlikely for the game to officially announced and release less than six months later, as Skyrim was officially announced two years before it’s release, and Fallout 3 was revealed first at E3 2007, before it’s October 2008 release. Though that’s not to say it’s impossible. Bethesda has likely been working on the game since at least 2011, if not earlier, and games like Little Big Planet 3 and Far Cry 4 were both announced at E3 2014 and released that Fall.
I’ll do my best to keep you folks updated on all things Fallout 4, and look for the world gameplay premier during Bethesda’s E3 Press Event on Sunday June 14th at 9pm eastern time.
This reporter’s opinion: OH MY GOD IT’S REAL AND IT LOOKS AMAZING. I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!!! Realistically, I highly doubt we see the game this year. I would have expected a release date or window at the end of the trailer if it was coming this year. My guess? May 2016 or October 2016.
by, Bobby Marquardt