Bethesda have shown off a huge amount of new footage and features for their upcoming survival RPG Fallout 4 at their first ever E3 press conference. We’ve got all the news and trailers in one place, after the jump!
Fallout 4 will begin at a point in history that no other game in the series ever has – before the bombs fell. Todd Howard introduced the trailer set during “a beautiful Saturday morning, with the threat of war looming,” said Todd Howard, director.
“We started designing this one, actually, right after Fallout 3 in 2009,” said Howard, eliciting noises of surprise from the crowd. “For the last four years we have been working very very hard to create something special.” Howard explained that the team decided that detail was key and showed off a number of panels and consoles the team had created to further build a believable world.
The rather long presentation gave us a look at concept art, the ruined Bostonian wasteland the game is set in and then moved onto the above clip. Your character emerges from the vault, mysteriously, some 200 years after going inside – you are the sole survivor of Vault 111.
The presentation then moved onto customisation, showing off the scale of crafting available in the game. You can build your own dwellings and homes to live in of truly insane size and scope and even your own weapons and custom armour (yes, POWER armour!)
You will use anything you can cobble together to build these things, funnelling resources in power generators and defenses to keep prowling raiders out. We’re talking a seriously Minecraftian level of customisation here.
The final trailer, the clear crowd favourite, showed us all the fun you can have with the game’s guns and goodies. Opening with the words “Ready to fuck some shit up?” the trailer gives you everything you want – explosions, gibs and VATS.
Finally, Bethesda announced that the game would be arriving November 10, 2015. Yes. This year. They also showed off the crazy Collector’s Edition preorder bonus – an actual, wearable, lifesize Pip-boy! You put your phone in it, run the game’s companion app and it works like a real Pip-boy! We can’t wait.
Fallout 4 is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios.