[Update: We have removed the leaked images at Bethesda’s request.]
Following Fallout 4‘s recent title screen leak, a Reddit user going by the handle “Mindfreak191” has now posted screenshots for the action-RPG’s PlayStation 4 version today. The images come from an unspecified “presentation”, and should give fans a decent idea of what kind of visuals can be expected out of Fallout 4 on Sony’s current-gen console.
The screenshots show off gameplay from the title’s playable pre-nuclear explosion setting, including a tank, power armor-clad soldiers, townsfolk, and the moments right before the bombs drop. There are also stills from the aftermath that display in-screen shots for the Pip-Boy’s local and world map, as well as different angles of Dogmeat, the protagonist’s immortal canine companion. Not to mention, we get the first look at the title’s Vault Boy bobblehead design, with a photo displaying the collectible as a representation of “P” for Perception.
Bethesda has declined to comment on and verify anything from the leaked Fallout 4 material, but the pictures appear to be legitimate. Due to the photos having been uploaded via Imgur, it’s hard to discern the finer aspects of the visuals due to the website’s compression of the images, but as far as current-gen system quality goes, they look quite nice.
Of course, console fans will have to wait until the game actually releases before determining whether or not Bethesda’s claims of a “solid 30 fps” on PS4 and Xbox One ring true. At any rate, go ahead and check out a few of the more eye-catching screenshots in the gallery posted below, and then head on over to GameSpot to get a gander at the rest.
Although the Fallout 4 gallery above exhibits that the PS4 version’s visuals ought to be just fine, there will always be plenty of gamers with graphics complaints—particularly those PC fans who are expected to have the best-looking version. Even though they’ll encounter the choicest graphics the game can offer, one can still anticipate a great deal of PC gamers taking to message boards after Fallout 4‘s launch day to quibble over slight visual imperfections rather than simply allowing themselves to have a fun time, and let the experience envelop them.
Yes, graphics are an important part of video games, especially when taking into account their vast evolution from such humble origins as Pong, but visuals are just a single component working in concert with myriad other elements such as music, story, gameplay, and more. And since the majority of us have yet to get our hands on a copy of Fallout 4, with only a little over a week left to go before the title’s release, it would be wise to just reserve judgment before actually playing it.
Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.