Although most were not expecting too much Fallout 4 info out of Gamescom 2015, publisher/developer Bethesda did make the trek to Germany with some juicy details in hand. More specifically, VP of Marketing Pete Hines confirmed a lot of the finer points in Fallout 4, like how the game doesn’t have a level cap and that players can continue exploring even after they have finished the main story quest.
But amidst all of the press interviews and pull quotes, Bethesda also had a Fallout 4 behind closed doors presentation prepared. During the presentation, Bethesda gave Gamescom attendees a closer look at Fallout 4’s gameplay with the intent it would be exclusive to the event. However, a recent leak has unleashed the footage for all to enjoy.
Those expecting to see the footage in full will have to move quickly, as Bethesda has been fast and furious with their takedown notices. In fact, one of the main sources for the Fallout 4 gameplay video has been Porn Hub, so if that doesn’t tell you how popular the game is then we don’t know what will.
Even if you do happen to come across the footage, though, don’t expect to be blown away. Since the gameplay was recorded without consent, it is neither fully in focus or unobstructed. However, since the footage does offer the most extensive look at pure gameplay yet, it’s easy to see why fans are flocking to any source (yes, including Porn Hub) for a chance to glimpse some Fallout 4 gameplay.
For those who don’t want to tarnish their Internet browser history, however, we can sum up the footage fairly succinctly. From a combat perspective, what was shown at Gamescom is Fallout through and through. There were moments where the devs took advantage of VATS, Fallout’s time-slowing pick-a-target-and-fire mechanic, and where they went a more traditional FPS route. They did so seemingly to highlight that both combat options are equally viable.
It’s a similar story with hacking and lock picking, which look almost identical to their Fallout 3 counterparts. Both forms of intrusion have been essential to the Fallout experience, though, so it’s nice to finally see them in action.
The only genuinely “new” piece of content that the Fallout 4 demo offered was a closer look at the perk system, and how it will surface info to players. Based on the demo, it appears as if locked perks will give players a brief demo, in animation form, as to how the perk will benefit their post apocalyptic experience. These animations will presumably help players choose from the reported 270 upgrades that Fallout 4 offers.
Given that Bethesda has worked so tirelessly to keep the Fallout 4 footage secret, it’s probably best to wait until the developer has something official to show. In fact, some might be done seeking out new footage since the game’s release date is only a few months away.
Fallout 4 releases November 10, 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Games Radar