One of the joys of playing a long-standing series like Fallout is seeing the graphics evolve over the years. From Fallout‘s humble isometric-view beginnings to its expansive, first and third-person views that allowed players to fully immerse themselves in the detailed world of Fallout 3, the series produces improved visuals with every iteration.
Fallout 4 will take Fallout graphics even higher, with plans to fully utilize ultra-high resolutions on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and modern gaming PCs. Bethesda is already tantalizing gamers with what the game is visually capable of, and has released its first 4K screenshot demonstrating the game’s visual depth.
Gamers who are eager to glean something new about Fallout 4 may be disappointed to know that the screenshot is a higher-resolution version of one of the screenshots Bethesda already released prior to the Fallout 4 trailer. Bethesda has already announced plans to hold Fallout 4 panels at E3, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that they seem to be saving new information and images until then. Even so, the teaser image obviously had a lot of work put into it to tease some of the most iconic creations of the Fallout series, like the Brotherhood of Steel armor, Nuka-Cola, Vault-Tec bobbleheads, and some of the weaponry in the game, and those details are made even more clear in 4K. Click the image below to see it in its full ultra high-resolution grandeur.
This 4K still image looks amazing, so playing through the Fallout version of Boston in 4K should be a sight to behold. The extremely high-resolution capabilities should act as a nice springboard for modders to work from, too. Considering Bethesda series like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls always get a bevy of mods that fine-tune the graphics even further, one can only imagine how amazing the game will look in 4K by the time the modders are done with it.
Bethesda certainly knows how to keep gamers anxiously awaiting their next title, and the fan response has been obvious, with Fallout 3‘s sales skyrocketing following the announcement of Fallout 4. While this screenshot doesn’t tease any new information, the trailer did offer many hints at what we can expect from the game.
Fallout 4 will be playable on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and more release details are on the way from Bethesda’s upcoming E3 2015 press conference.
Source: Fallout 4 Official Site