When Bethesda announced that it would be hosting its very own E3 2015 press conference, fans of the company immediately began speculating on just what blockbuster titles the developer had planned. If the publisher had an entire press conference planned around its IP, then there was no doubt that there’d be some major announcements throughout. Almost immediately, fans jumped on the possibility of the next Fallout finally being revealed.
It quickly became evident that Bethesda had other plans though, after posting a link to a countdown timer via its official Twitter account. Now that timer has expired and gamers have finally been given their first glimpse of the nuclear wasteland that awaits them in Fallout 4.
The teaser site for the game went live prematurely, giving players the opportunity to sneak a peek at some teaser art for the forthcoming game. The art itself features the infamous armor from the Brotherhood of Steel, which is a rather iconic part of the series. Meanwhile, several other well-known properties of the franchise are scattered about the image, teasing a very familiar landscape for those anticipating the arrival of Fallout 4.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a full reveal without a brand new trailer, and that’s exactly what gamers had waiting for them at the end of the countdown timer. The trailer features a dog that accompanies the player everywhere, setting itself up as a major asset this time around. On display are also some of the most gorgeous landscapes that the Fallout franchise has ever seen, which makes sense considering that the title will be releasing PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Despite initial reports that the game could be coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, however, that doesn’t appear to be the case at this point in time. The trailer wraps up with listed platforms at the bottom, and those aforementioned past-gen systems are nowhere to be seen. It’s possible that Bethesda has plans to port the game over, but its focus on the visuals this time around is evident enough by the trailer – which means it could have passed on bringing the game to those pieces of hardware.
Aside from the graphics, the variation in the environment is also prominent during the brief glimpse that players were given. Just how much variation in landscape there is is unknown, but there’s sure to be even more of the title explained and explored in the coming weeks. With that in mind, stay tuned for more news as soon as it arrives.
Fallout 4 is set to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with more release details set for Bethesda’s E3 2015 press conference.