Gamers everywhere were finally treated to the reveal of Fallout 4 after years of waiting, and, to many, the debut trailer for the game didn’t disappoint. With a number of brand new locales and some current-gen sheen, the game was looking a lot sharper than the most recent installment in the series, Fallout: New Vegas. Of course, the updated look of the title only made us painfully aware that there’s still quite a bit of time left between its recent reveal and inevitable launch – at least, that’s what we initially thought.
While fans are stuck waiting a few weeks for Bethesda’s E3 2015 press conference for more details on the post-apocalyptic title, the developer’s official store may have inadvertently confirmed that Fallout 4 will be launching this year.
As spotted by IGN, the official Bethesda Store initially featured a “TBA 2015” release window for those hoping to preorder the game. Bethesda (having already dropped the ball earlier by launching the final teaser site before the countdown had wrapped up) has since amended the listing for its online store, simply stating that Fallout 4‘s release is “to be announced.”
The posting could have just been an honest mistake on the part of the ZeniMax-owned retailer, but it seems odd that the company would mislabel the release date for one of its most anticipated games of all time. What seems more likely is that the window was intended to be added in a few weeks – likely after E3 2015 – but someone working on the backend of the Bethesda Store accidentally included the information on the game’s page.
This is just speculation, but it ties into the ‘why’ behind Bethesda’s decision to reveal Fallout 4 before the company’s big press conference in a few weeks. Providing the developer with the opportunity to really flesh out the game during E3, an early reveal allows Bethesda to get introductions out of the way beforehand and save time – allowing it to dive into the nitty-gritty aspects of the game on-stage. It’s safe to assume then that dedicating time to showcasing major portions of the title could only be done if it’s far along in development, which would support hopes for a release this year.
Given the various environments featured in the game, courtesy of Fallout 4‘s Boston setting, it’s no wonder that fans are eager to get some hands-on time with it. While an official release date has yet to be confirmed, be sure to stay tuned to Game Rant for any and all updates on the next entry in the Fallout franchise.
Fallout 4 is set to arrive for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with concrete release details on the game set to arrive during Bethesda’s E3 2015 press conference.