It's official: "Fallout 4" is coming out, after nearly 8 long years.
Bethesda Softworks will launch the upcoming title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. However, it won't be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, though. No specific release date has been announced yet, though.
Gaming observers noticed that the developer appeared to unveil "Fallout 4" an hour earlier than planned, which is probably not a big deal with fans as Bethesda had gone on to formally announce the game.
It's been speculated that the company will be revealing more of the game during the E3 press briefing on June 14, as noted by GameSpot.
"This is the first time the company is hosting its own press conference, creating the expectation that it has several big titles to showcase," the gaming news portal said.
For more clues about the game, the accompanying trailer may be helpful. The clip showed a dog walking through a house and onto a scene showing a post-apocalyptic world, with a voiceover by "Fallout 3" narrator Ron Perlman sounding off in the background.
"During the video we are briefly shown an area called 'Scollay Square,' which is located in real-world Boston. The USS Constitution, which is docked in the city, Bunker Hill Monument, and the Massachusetts State House are also seen in the video," GameSpot observed.
The use of the dog in the trailer seems to imply that the canine may be controlled by gamers, BBC noted.
Based on the trailer, it looks like users will be in for a great gaming experience as the clip looked stunning. However, despite positive impressions of the upcoming title, Forbes' Erik Kain recommended not pre-ordering it.
"I realize that pre-ordering games gets you some neat bonus stuff sometimes. Sometimes you even get a break on the price. But swag and exclusive pre-order DLC isn't worth what pre-ordering (and all its related shenanigans) does to the video game industry," he pointed out.
"Hype, rather than quality, drive sales before a game is even released," he continued. "Exclusive pre-order deals for various retailers differentiate one from the other not based on price or service, but on what amounts to a fairly anti-competitive practice of exclusive in-game content based on your system and retailer of choice, as well as the timing of your purchase."
Despite this wariness, Kain said that he has "a lot of faith in Bethesda," that the company will indeed deliver a quality product. How about you?