Bethesda’s first E3 conference wowed gamers, in no small part due to their Fallout 4 presentation. Members of the press, fans of the game, and viewers watching the livestream at home all looked on in awe while they showed off a small glimmer of post-Vault 111 gameplay during their conference and Xbox One presentation.
Unfortunately, once the presentation was over, there wasn’t a way for unlucky fans who missed the stream or those simply wanted to relive the experience to watch it again. Thankfully, Bethesda has now uploaded their gameplay demonstration, so fans can enjoy it for the first time or all over again.
The gameplay footage is only five and a half minutes long, but Bethesda has managed to squeeze in a lot of Fallout 4‘s combat, gameplay, and story footage into it. The video begins with the player character emerging from Vault 111 two hundred years after the bomb fell, and being reunited with the familiar-but-changed world they left behind. The video includes meeting Codsworth, Dogmeat, and Preston Garvey, a member of the Commonwealth Minutemen. It also details many forms of the combat in the game, including V.A.T.S., Dogmeat’s combat prowess, laser weaponry, and using the infamous power armor.
While many eager Fallout fans have undoubtedly seen this footage before, the new upload is a great opportunity to review the gameplay for every minute detail. While some fans have had mixed feelings about the visual quality of Fallout 4, the presence of a speaking playable character, more cinematically-styled conversations with thousands of recorded dialogue lines, and modified combat systems will certainly set Fallout 4 apart from its predecessors. In any case, this footage should help to tide over gamers until Gamescom, where Fallout 4 will make an appearance (presumably with new footage).
Bethesda has remained purposefully quiet about how your playable character survived Vault 111 for two hundred years, and hasn’t offered many details about Fallout 4‘s main storyline. A lot of questions remain about Fallout 4, but with its release rapidly approaching, we won’t have to wonder much longer. In the meantime, this E3 gameplay upload by Bethesda will at least allow you to rewatch the gameplay demo as many times as you’d like.
Fallout 4 is set for release November 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.