As the time on the Fallout website winds down, many sit on the edge of their seats waiting to see what the countdown was for in the first place. Some say it’s to unveil Fallout 4, which is believed to be set in Boston. A few think it might have to do with a Fallout MMO – which I would definitely play. Personally, I just hope it’s not going to be a bunch of hype for nothing. I’ll find out in 25 minutes.
What Was the Hype About?
After waiting an extra 6 minutes past the timer, I decided to take a look at Twitter. Sure enough, Bethesda had a looping video on their channel for the newest Fallout game. Although the video doesn’t actually show when the game will be released, there are several visual changes that have been made to the platform – at least those that I can see, anyway.
I have logged hundreds of hours playing Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Both games had a similar look and feel. In the video displayed for Fallout 4, I can tell that the graphics engine is different – the smaller details and movements look different to me. Although it still has the same theme that we’ve come to appreciate in the game’s universe, the graphics themselves are clearly using a different platform.
Added Colors and Objects
From what the video shows, it looks like someone expanded the color palette as opposed to the most recent Fallout games. I’m not saying this is bad, but it does look a bit different. Personally, I think the expansion of video capabilities will do the game a world of good.
Bethesda at E3
June 14th, Bethesda will officially reveal Fallout 4, according to the website. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to attend E3 this year, but I’ll still keep my thumb on the pulse of what this reveal will entail – or at least try to.
Until then, I am looking forward to the newest addition of the Fallout franchise. However, I am a bit disappointed that it’s not an MMORPG. 🙂