As E3 approaches, we can take a step back from operating system, cloud connectivity and IoT news and switch gears into gaming for a bit. Bethesda Studios began their Fallout 4 press tour with a dedicated website that hosted a cryptic countdown. Not much else could be gleaned from the site beyond the studios intentions to release the game soon, judging by the amount of time on the website teaser's countdown.
Today the countdown has stopped, and an official trailer has taken its place. The post-apocalyptic trailer follows a single German Shepherd as it makes its way through a semi-deserted wasteland. There is also a handful of Peter Jackson like sweeping landscape shots, as well as comparison flashbacks to depict what life was like before the fallout. Bethesda also leaned on some established traits from games prior, like Deathclaws and armored suits. Beyond the imagery, the trailer doesn’t offer much in the way release details or the new plot of the game.
Fallout 4 will be coming to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC sometime in the future. So far, there are no specific mentions or call outs to last gen console appearances. The end of the trailer highlights the fallout4.com site.
Users visiting the site are greeted with the official trailer, an option to buy related merchandise, news about an E3 reveal on June 14th and the option to pre-order the game. When selecting the pre-order option, users are offered more information about Bethesda Studios E3 showcase, but no actual option to pre-order.
While there are no dates for Fallout 4’s release, interested gamers are encouraged to watch Bethesda’s E3 showcase via YouTube or Twitch on June 14th at 7pm PST. It seems safe to say, a release date or at the minimum, a timeframe for the game's release should be announced then.