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Fallout 4 officially confirmed, heading to PC, PS4 and Xbox One only (Updated)

Update: Now live!

Fallout 4's website an ahead-of-schedule glimpse at the game's box art, the above picture and a video placeholder which went live when Bethesda's teaser countdown hit zero.

The new game appears to be current gen only, hitting PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In addition, the website requests that we tune in to Bethesda's E3 conference on Sunday 14th June either via Twitch or YouTube, where the game will no doubt get a longer developer demonstration.

The website offers pre-order methods, but none of the stores link to a real listing. There's currently no launch date, although I'd expect that information to become available during Bethesda's E3 conference.

For those unable to view, the trailer is entirely in-engine footage showing us intersecting events pre and post nuclear war. A German Shepherd dog surveys the destruction in the present as a newscaster relays breaking events of nuclear war in the past. After the bomb lands we're given a montage of footage from the game, showing dilapidated dense cities, sub-urban decay and countryside wastelands. Familiar Fallout trappings makes their way into the trailer, from Power Armor, Deathclaws and the iconic Pipboy 3000, Bethesda appear to have ticked all the right boxes.

If you're unable to view the trailer, I've included a few screen grabs here to keep you going.

Expect a full gameplay demo at Bethesda's E3 press conference on Sunday 14th June, but for now - Happy Fallout Day! What do you guys think?

Source: Fallout4.com

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74 Comments
  • Bethesda's Fallout site does not seem to be live yet with forty five minutes to go.
  • It's crashing under the weight of awesomeness!!! My sli gtx titan x's are ready! Hopefully a nov release!!!
  • Yes, yes, yes! Yes, yes, yes! Yes, yes, yes! Yes, yes, yes! Yes, yes, yes! Yes, yes, yes!
  • Awesome, I can't wait! Actually I can, as I still have to finish all the F3 DLC as well as the entirety of F:NV that I bought years ago but haven't got around to playing yet :P
  • I haven't tried any of DLCs, I really liked the ending of Fallout 3 the way it was. :) And Fallout: New Vegas is amazing too. Do complete it before moving on, I promise you won't regret it. However I do think that New Vegas got a bit more difficult in some parts than Fallout 3 did. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • If you haven't tried the Fallout 3 DLC, you're really missing out, especially Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta. For Fallout NV, Old World Blues is an amazing amount of fun. Lonesome Road follows up on a sub-story in NV that NV introduces but doesn't follow up on - for game play, it's limited value but for story it's worth playing.
  • Hey, if you say so, I'll try it out. This time I won't blow up Megaton either. ;) Also I am interested in knowing what side did you pick in New Vegas? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Certainly worth it! I've replayed many different sides - the game is pretty focused on the best (or, 'most moral') possible outcome being to side with the NCR - clearly what they want you to think of as the 'good guys'. I don't want to spoil anything, but my favorite involves a certain crooked robot you find in one of the hotels - if you team up with him and see what happens!
  • I'm a completionist and put hundreds of hours into the main game exploring every place I could find, so I finished the main quest line ridiculously overpowered. By the time I started Broken Steel there wasn't really anything could really hurt me (in fact, nothing really can - even Behemoths and mobs of Deathclaws aren't much trouble). I thought about buying the other DLC but they were AU$12.50 each at the time, and I couldn't justify spending another $60 on the game when I'd paid AU$90 for the main game (as that's what retail games cost here). Anyway, I ended up picking up the GOTY edition in a Steam sale but as my original game was on Xbox I had to think about how to move my character over... apparently it's possible, I just lost interest in doing it. I really would like to come back to the DLC and to start the New Vegas (with all DLC) that I also picked up in the Steam sales.
  • Hopefully it's not a piece of shit like New Vegas.
  • That's your opinion......
  • I believe you are both correct.
  • The game itself was great, the bugs weren't. I literally hit a game breaking bug where in a main mission it constantly crashed at the same point and I was unable to progress. I had played for a good forty hours up until that point so I was rather miffed. Without that I'm sure I would have loved the game, as there was a lot to do, plenty of paths to take, and plenty of choices to make. I just don't like not being able to finish a game.
  • Woho!! Damn this is gonna be a blast to play through. Hopefully they will give us the release date soon so we can schedule our vacations etc. And cancel our family trips... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Also do not forget to postpone your burrial! There will hopefully mod support keeping the game alive for ages.
  • Oh helllll yeahhhh, Fallout 4 for me is a day 1 purchase!!
  • PC, PS4, and Xbox One *only*? ONLY? What other platform was expected that wasn't included?
  • Wii U!
  • Poor Wii U.
  • There's still a lot of users on xbox 360 and ps3. Though I'm glad to see that a year and half after their release they are being considered the only platforms for new games.
  • XBox 360, PS 3 - why they said "current Gen only".
  • Some outlets had reported that it would be a cross-gen title.
  • Cross-gen? That would be all kinds of awesome! All games should be cross-gen :)
  • Nah, cross-gen holds back development. When a dev has to ensure his game runs properly on ps3/ps4/xbox one/xbox 360 in addition to most major PC graphics cards it becomes a serious burden.
  • For me its a bummer that it is current gen only, which means I won't be able to play it.  I can't afford to sling around that kind of money for a new console.  $400-500, plus games and controllers (let's be honest, you have to buy at least one more) is a ton of money for a lot of us, especially when we're saving money like crazy just to afford a new W10 flagship phone!
  • Tell your friends to buy their own controllers, that's what I do. If they want to game on my setup they can buy their own controller.
  • Now that the current gen of consoles are running x86 processors some of the issues with cross-platform development have disappeared. Last gen? Leave the behind, it's time.
  • Just no. Its bad enough that the dated hardware in the current gen consoles hold back game development. Supporting the previous gen consoles holds it back even further.
  • PS3 and Xbox 360. NR
  • Mac, iOS and Android are so SOL!!! Those platforms will never get games this good. So while I play Fallout 4 on my Surface Pro 4, I will literally tell the person using an iPad next to me to suck it.
  • Good luck playing fallout 4 at a decent frame rate on a SP4. Unless they are finally implementing discrete (I think that's the term I want, someone correct me if I'm wrong) graphics chips in the next line of Surface tablets I can't see it happening.
  • I am thrilled and annoyed -- thrilled for it to be announced, annoyed for the wait to release. That first teaser image really shows off a lot of familar items - weapons, Mr. Handy, Power Armor, Dog Meat, Vault Boy Figures, Nuka Cola, workbench, and a vast array of general items we've all pillaged from a derelict house.
  • Could be months, could be years waiting. Dx
  • Take my bottle caps now.
  • You gotta proof read your stuff dude.  "The trailer is could be include CGI or even live action."  Seriously?  Are you a Nigerian Prince?
  • Was kinda rushed, the post has been updated numerous times. Hit refresh.
  • I consider this news worthy of being rushed. NR
  • It's not like the material is time sensitive as in some major calamity happening now that would require you to rush off to your vault. A few additional minutes to proof read goes a long way before posting.
  • I did proof it, just hit the save button a tad early.
  • That happens. :)
  • Scollay Square is the area currently more known as Government Center.
    This news will force me to finally play that copy of New Vegas that's been sitting on a shelf, unopened.
  • Same here, bought it a year back from stream sales and haven't really touched it. Might install a few mods first though
  • Just take my money! NR
  • This
  • Full of win!
  • THOSE GRAPHICS SUCK HARD. 
  • lol I wouldn't say all that, but they're definitely a little underwhelming (disclaimer: I only viewed the photos, not the video.... hmm, perhaps they're going for a smooth 60FPS. In that case I'm ok with lesser textures)
  • Yeah, I wasn't impressed with the graphics. Seemed to take a pastel approach to color. Hopefully they will be as good as Witcher 3.
  • The footage in the second half is pretty good. But the main sequence is really bad.
  • When I upgraded my rigs and OS, I couldn't sort out the fact that wasn't compatible with OSes newer than Windows XP. So due to schedules and sh*t, hadn't played F3 neither NV in a LONG, LONG time. So, I'm expecting this with excitement. Although I've always preferred S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, I'd totally buy this game.
  • Shut up and take my bottle caps
  • Sweet. Hopefully they will make it co-op.
  • Someone to play as the dog? :P
  • German Shepherd*** So excited for this game. Can't wait to start collecting bottlecaps Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • It's funny when I read this I thought what other systems are there then I realize the Wii lol poor Nintendo, they are the windows phone of the 3 legged game console world
  • They are using the same Skyrim engine. New engine for ES6 confirmed!
  • I love this game Actually, graphics are OK with me. As for me, they create that unique atmosphere of post-ap world. Waiting for officially announced technical requirements to upgrade my PC
  • I'm about 45 hours into FO3.. Trying to find those damn bobble heads hahaha.
  • When I was about 10 years old, my uncle gave me a copy of Wasteland.  I spent nearly the rest of my childhood playing it, I was enthralled.  Then about 9 years later I spotted a box in Walmart for 'Fallout'.  I thought "hm, this looks like Wasteland", then I saw Brian Fargo's name on it so I bought it right away.  Again, enthralled..  At that point I started paying attention, so I got Fallout 2 the moment it came out, and the same with Arcanum.  When Bethesda bought the Fallout franchise and announced Fallout 3, I nearly lost my mind, preorded it on Steam and waited with baited breath.  Became dead to the world when that came out, and the same was true of Fallout: NV to a slightly lesser extent.  I've been waiting for this announcement with so much excitement..... And then The Witcher 3 came out (I liked Witcher 1, adored Witcher 2).  I beat it last night after falling so deeply into that game (I never pressed 'X' to skip, never let a dialogue option go unchosen, that's very unlike me).  Now I'm seeing the new Fallout and thinking "boy, I hope the story is worth checking out, the side quests are worth following through with, and the combat is challenging and rewarding" rather than just 'Yay!' I hope CD Project Red hasn't ruined other games for me...  You can do it Bethesda?
  • Am so psyched. The first game I played on my laptop was fallout 3, I am so pumped for this game, to relive the apocalypse again.yeah
  • And I was planning to buy 360 4 GB version
  • Radioactive sand in my eyes :')
  • Would be cool if Bethesda intro'd some EBE's (Extraterrestrial Entities) into the storyline somehow.
  • ... like Mothership Zeta?
  • Haven't got that far.
  • Bethesda has preorder links in the UK which offer preorder from Game and Amazon UK. Neither actually have Fallout 4 listed yet. Utter disgrace. Take my money, dammit! Presently baiting them on Twitter (@daveydave80) :-)
  • FO3 DLC worth a look? Issue I have with fo3 is game constantly freezes up, especially in megaton, makes me quit playing.
  • The DLC won't fix those issues heh, are you on PC? It's a notoriously buggy game.
  • Yea PC
  • Yes been waiting forever for this game
  • Hope valve also does Half life 3
  • wow, hope springs eternal
  • One day, when my grand children are old and talking to their grand children, they will discuss the upcoming Half-Life 3.
  • Dogmeat!