Fans have been waiting patiently for Fallout 4 for years, and their pleas were heard at this year’s E3, as the fourth mainline installment of the popular post-apocalyptic role-playing series was officially unveiled. Already, many are eager to see more of the warped vision of Boston that we’ll all be exploring later in the year.
The good news is, they won’t have to wait too long. Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 4 will have a major presence at Gamescom 2015 in August, with presentations set for both the business and entertainment sections of the conference according to a PR email leaked via NeoGAF.
It’s of little surprise that the marketing push for Fallout 4 will amp up as we get close to its release, but it’s certainly promising to hear confirmation that it will be present at Gamescom. It’s likely that we’ll see some new gameplay footage come out of the event.
The game is being given precedence over Bethesda’s other big project of the moment, the hotly anticipated reboot of Doom. However, that game is further off, not to mention far more violent — something that often leads to edited releases of games in Germany, where Gamescom is held.
Fallout 4 looks set to be Bethesda’s biggest release to date, even eclipsing high profile releases like Skyrim and its recent spin-off The Elder Scrolls Online. While the latter had a rocky road to release, it looks to have been quite successful in the weeks since it launched.
However, the popularity of Fallout really can’t be overstated. Bethesda released a companion game for mobile entitled Fallout Shelter to mark the new installment’s announcement at E3, and the company reported earlier this week that the app managed to make a whopping $5 million within the first two weeks it was available to download.
Despite once being a favourite of the hardcore crowd, it’s clear that Fallout has the potential to be a fully fledged mainstream hit when it releases later in the year. In fact, it may well turn out to be the biggest video game release of 2015, if the finished product can live up to the hype.
Having said that, it’s easier said than done to satisfy the masses as well as the Fallout faithful — let’s hope that Fallout 4 isn’t trying to bite off more than it can chew with the varied gameplay that’s been shown thus far. Now, the wait for Gamescom begins for the countless players waiting with bated breath for this huge title.
Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10, 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.