Bethesda talked for quite a while about Fallout 4 last night. The gameplay demo is embedded above. And how amazing it is!

The game starts you out before the nukes dropped. The tutorial takes place before you enter the vault. We don't know the circumstances immediately following that, but you wake up 200 years later. In Fallout lore, the nukes dropped in 2077, and Fallout 3 takes place in 2277, so this game takes place in the same year. As for whether it's a sequel or a prequel to Fallout 3, we don't know, but the speculation about Fallout 4 taking place in Boston started due to a quest line in Fallout 3 that mentions the Institute (MIT) so the two games should at least be tangentially connected, though nothing is certain.

There's going to be a companion app for iOS and Android that lets you use your Pip Boy on your mobile device while you play. The collectors edition will even come with a pip boy arm attachment for that extra level of immersion. Cosplayers rejoice!

One huge thing for me was building your settlements. It seems like a seamless process to add new structures and customize/fortify your settlement. There will be raider attacks you have to defend, and you can bring in merchants and other NPCs. Crafting weapon attachments is improved immensely over Fallout: New Vegas.

In addition, Fallout Shelter is a new game on iOS and Android and it's out now for iOS. An Android release will come later. It's kinda like the Sims meets FTL meets Progress Quest (apparently, I've never played PQ) meets XCom. You are the overseer and have to build your vault and keep your residents healthy and happy. I've played a couple hours of it and it's a fun time-waster.

There are a ton of details I didn't mention, just hitting the most interesting ones, but the video will give you all you need to know and this reddit post has you covered for all the details if you don't want to watch the game in action for some reason.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Fallout/comments/39vhog/what_we_know_summary/

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/15/2015 at 04:07pm

I agree. This looks very good.

But, for some reason, I'm already sad about the dog dying at some point (probably because I've been talking about GoT a lot today lol)

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/15/2015 at 04:46pm

I agree, too. It looks amazing! Now we have something to do with all that junk that you find every where!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/15/2015 at 05:00pm

Dude, mods from the PC will be able to be played on the Xbox One version! And now with Xbox's backwards compatibility, I might have to get one now. (I have a lot of Xbox games collecting dust right now)

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/15/2015 at 05:04pm

Whoa, that's a significant step. AFAIK no mods have been playable on consoles without either significant save file hacking for small mods, or hacking the console and installing them.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/15/2015 at 05:05pm

Adam brings up a good point I was thinking about. Is anyone going to get a PS4 or XBox One for Fallout 4? I'd say it's very tempting. As for me, I suppose it depends on the PC system requirements.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/15/2015 at 06:06pm

Your PC will kick its ass I'm sure. Mine, I'm hoping I can get by.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/15/2015 at 06:11pm

This goes back to the PC vs console debate somewhat. PC's will always have the potentially to have better looking games, but consoles will generally just work.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/15/2015 at 07:40pm

You might be right, Travis, but GTAV gave me doubts about my system. Luckily, disabling high res shadows fixed the issue I had and it ran smoothly after that, that was the only setting I did not allow to be optimized by Geforce Experience. Do we have the game's system requirements yet?

You're right, Adam, pretty much. First of all, when I say the game looks great, I mean that in a broader sense than just the graphics. I like the idea of using all that junk you find to craft or mod gear and even a place to live. I think that's awesome! Deathclaws are now even scarier! I hope they get nerfed! I also like how the dog companion is improved. I also like that Bethesda confirmed and dispelled some rumors about the game. For instance, we now know that you can indeed play as a male or female, contrary to a supposed leak.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/15/2015 at 09:03pm

Yep, that leak may have been true at the time, because a lot of things that are significant changes to Bethesda's normal style did check out, but they definitely changed their mind about a lot of stuff if it was true to begin with.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/16/2015 at 12:46am

"Whoa, that's a significant step. AFAIK no mods have been playable on consoles without either significant save file hacking for small mods, or hacking the console and installing them."

You could download mods on the PS3 version of UT3 which was really great. Not sure if you can do it now but I downloaded a ton of maps and stuff and I think I still have it on my PS3 hd. But yeah, that kind of thing is really rare.

I will be playing this on PC for sure, my hope is that it will look good in 720p mode but it may not. I'd rather not update my PC to play it as it runs mostly anything I throw at it just fine now but I don't play anything super next gen in terms of graphics.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/16/2015 at 04:00am

The mods are also coming to PS4! Just later than Xbox One because everything has to be a timed exclusive these days.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/16/2015 at 08:48pm

Only $120. http://store.bethsoft.com/fallout-4-pip-boy-edition.html I love the wearable pip-boy but think I'll skip this. Rather a soundtrack and such included.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/16/2015 at 08:54pm

I think I'll skip it, too, as I don't have a "compatible smart phone."

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/18/2015 at 02:47am

"Dogmeat cannot be killed."

http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4s-dogmeat-cannot-be-killed/

TBH I hope this means all the people that follow you can't be killed. It sucks when you herp derp something and lose your follower and have to re-load to get them back. Why would anyone want a follower to die ever?

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/18/2015 at 01:12pm

Fallout: New Vegas didn't allow any followers to die unless you played on Hardcore. In a later patch, the health of your followers in Fallout 3 was buffed as to make them near invincible. I unloaded 5 fat man rounds into Fawkes and it barely dented him/her.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/18/2015 at 01:12pm

(that is to say, yes, they've probably made it so your followers can't die, based on previous games)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/06/2015 at 10:37pm

No level cap & the main story doesn't finish the game like 3 did.

http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4-will-have-no-level-cap-and-no-hard-finish/

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/06/2015 at 11:35pm

Wow! I saw another article where someone said there was like 400 or 500 hours of gameplay in it.

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