It actually, officially exists. No more rumor mill. Fallout 4 has a trailer! And oooooh does it look incredible. Not much gameplay is shown but the environments are beautiful. It looks like a tweaked Skyrim engine, which makes sense since Fallout 3 and New Vegas were built on a tweaked Oblivion engine.

You can eventually get more info at or but the servers seem to be quite hammered at the moment.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/03/2015 at 07:54pm

Just watched this and came to see if you guys were knee deep in collective drool. I'm glad they appear to be going the more-of-the-same, but-better route. Can't wait for this one!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/04/2015 at 04:25am

I don't mean to stomp on anyones fun train but after watching this I was interested, but wasn't excited. All the trailer showed, in my view, was what we've seen before. I mean the world is much brighter and full of color but you have a vault dweller and Dog same as in the previous game. They used the same "war never changes" quote and same old timey music. I know this is all Fallout-esque and such but, again, based on what I saw I wasn't excited.

That said, depending on what comes out about the game at the E3 press conference it might look different, but right now it just looks like a game i've already played.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/04/2015 at 01:57pm

What I was particularly excited about was the flashbacks to the moments before nuclear fallout, causing me to think that this is going to be a prequel of sorts, much in the same way Bioshock Infinite was to it's series. I wouldn't be surprised if we actually get to play in a pre-apocalypse environment at some point in Fallout 4. Also, the colors. Colors in a Fallout game always excite me :D.

I think part of it too, is just the excitement of being in another environment that Bethesda has created, and that we'll be able to do that relatively soon. I've seen people on other forums talk about how the trailer doesn't look that impressive, that the graphics look dated. Which is fine, if that's your takeaway. Part of my excitement comes just as much from what I'm personally bringing to the trailer viewing: the excitement of another Fallout game, the "built with tweaked Skyrim engine" and the feelings that statement conjures from years drooling over Skyrim, the idea of playing all of this on my couch through my PS4... It's like a mini Christmas :).

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/04/2015 at 03:34pm

I've never played a Fallout game. They've always looked interesting, but I've just never picked one up and played it. This game looks amazing, and thankfully doesn't have any "seen it" quality to me, so I hope to play it at some point :)

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/04/2015 at 05:43pm

Well, people in vault suits, dogs, and Ron Perlman saying "War never changes" have been in every Fallout game since Fallout 1 back in 97. It's like every Mario trailer has goombas, mushrooms, and the princess. BUT I see your point. This trailer really only showed off the environment and the new engine, both of which look spectacular. And really I can't imagine them giving too much plot away in the trailers, so the only thing left is real gameplay, which I hope we see a lot of at E3. Still, the environment is all I needed to see. If it was literally only a silent flyover of the new environment I'd be just as excited as I am now. The presentation with the pre-war scenes and music from the Ink Spots was just icing on the cake. Really, New Vegas was just Fallout 3 in a different setting. Identical engine, a few tweaks, but as far as "looking like a game I've already played," it certainly did, and I may have enjoyed it even more than 3. I certainly don't want them to deviate too far from what Fallout is, and this basically said "It's Fallout with nicer graphics in a new place," and that's all I needed to hear :)

From what I've heard rumored that seems to be panning out, this will be taking place very shortly after Fallout 3. I do hope the flashback scenes weren't just for the trailer, and we get to see the pre-war era in game.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/04/2015 at 11:48pm
jaelte wrote on 06/05/2015 at 12:21am

So I may or may not have pre-ordered it already. I just couldn't help myself. It may look like a couple games I've already played, but I've really enjoyed those games so far, so I'm happy for the new graphics, setting, and vocal protagonist.

Plus I really want to snipe Super Mutants from on top of the Green Monster.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2015 at 03:31am

Interestingly, someone claiming to be a former Bethesda employee "spoiled" some info about Fallout 4 last year, and was downvoted heavily, but this trailer is proving some things. It's still unclear if it was just a lucky guess, but if it was accurate, it seems that there's going to be a single protagonist (with minimal character customization) that actually has voiced dialogue. The game will be more story-driven that previous Fallouts, again, if the information is accurate. And interestingly, Fallout 4 will be released next year, a year after the main release, on PS3 and 360, with the ability to import save files to potentially affect the game in Fallout 4. That isn't unprecedented but it's the one claim that makes me wonder if this was all just lucky guesses. You decide:

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2015 at 03:32am
Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/06/2015 at 06:12am

Holy shit, this is some intense analysis.

They pretty much have the main parts of the map figured out, and based on Bethesda's attention to the detail of the DC area in Fallout 3, they're probably right.

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