Bethesda has released a new 5-and-a-half minute gameplay video for the upcoming Fallout 4 (due on 10 November 2015) and more information is becoming available as the game draws nearer. We now know that the studio has decided to show the very beginning of the Fallout world – what happened right after you left the Vault and how did all of Fallout come about in the first place.
Some clips will be familiar from the E3 trailer, but there’s plenty of new meat. This video showcases various bits of real gameplay: from getting out of the Vault to finding your doggy companion to blowing your adversaries into smithereens to pretending you’re Tony Stark in a Mark I suit. The video will be of particular interest to those, who like the combat side of things in Fallout – the VAT System which has been fine-tuned to change in extreme slo-mo, several types of big weapons are shown and the dog does its bit too.
The creators have also addressed some of the criticism surrounding the graphics quality of the game. Ultimately, their game is about a player’s freedom and not about looking good. Bethesda’s Pete Hines compared Fallout 4 to Skyrim in this regard: “It’s not meant to be the most stunning RPG ever. That’s not the stated goal,” he explained. “We want this massive interactive world, where you can talk to people, choose your own path and everything in the world has meaning and is an actual object”. He adds: “It does allow for chaos but it also allows somebody to roll a thousand wheels of cheese down a hill in Skyrim. And you laugh, it’s fun”.
Personally, I’d take silly and fun freedom over pretty but empty graphics any day. So, see the video for yourself and tell us what you think!
If you missed game director Todd Howard’s interview with The Telegraph earlier this month, it’s also very much worth a read!