As many Fallout fans, I was incredibly happy to finally see an announcement of Fallout 4, a game I have been waiting years for impatiently. Now that it’s finally been announced, I couldn’t help but notice that graphically it doesn’t look that impressive, especially when you compare it to other recent games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, for several reasons.
It means they are showing actual gameplay. Unlike The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Fallout 4 most likely won’t be called out for “downgrading” its graphics, because it looks like the are showing off the console version of the game, rather than on a high specification PC. That being said, the game doesn’t look extremely bad, but it looks realistic.
Because Bethesda is showing real gameplay for Fallout 4, it means that the game is more developed than we may think. So a release date may be announced at E3 2015 if we are lucky (and it may be pretty soon). However, it is worth remembering that Skyrim was announced 11 months before it’s release date, so Fallout 4 may be a year off yet.
If the graphics aren’t extremely impressive, it may mean the world is even larger than we expect. This is complete conjecture, but could we have a Fallout game with no loading screens? A world even bigger than Skyrim? One can only hope. More details on the game will be revealed on June 14th 2015.