E3 has finally begun! By streaming some of their dry run press conference rehearsal on Twitch!, Bethesda became the first company to leak a game announcement, and they have won an accolade in E3 for that. For Bethesda, this does present a historic moment. When Peter Hines arrived on stage, he looked pretty emotional, with this being Bethesda’s first conference on E3.
Bethesda wrap up their E3 conference with a showing of Fallout 4 being introduced by Todd Howard. Here are a few things that were shown. It was confirmed that for the last six years, Fallout 4 has been in development. Before the nuclear war begins is the starting point for Fallout 4. There are no sliders and using sculpting techniques, the character creation mode is seamless. In Fallout 4, players can also play as female. Cryogenics is featured in this game, indicated by the character re-appearing out of the vault 200 years later. The beginning story is kind of strange though, with the viewers not really clear how the space in an underground bomb shelter was sold to the survivor. How it was presented was kind of unclear. The character’s robot has also survived the blast and is alive.
Todd Howard end up the E3 conference with a showcase of Fallout 4 with a confirmation that his team has been developing Fallout 4 for more than 6 years. The game’s setting prior to the nuclear war and the main character is the only survivor of vault 111. Also, this is the first time player could play as a female. In the character customization screen, players could customize their own characters in a way they want. Cryogenics is featured in this game, indicated by the character re-appearing out of the vault 200 years later. The beginning story is kind of strange though, with the viewers not really clear how the space in an underground bomb shelter was sold to the survivor. How it was presented was kind of unclear. The character’s robot has also survived the blast and is alive.
In the trailer, there is a stray dog that a character can command to carry out certain actions by interacting with it. Just as it has worked in previous Fallout games, the V.A.T.S system has made a comeback. So, the question remains: other than the storyline, what is new to the series? It’s quite difficult to see from the trailer but, in terms of graphics, there is nothing to be worried about. The looks gorgeous on the second reveal. Bethesda also confirmed the Fallout 4 Collectors Edition, where one can get their own PIP Boy. In the PIP Boy, one can input their mobile phone, download the app and make it work just like it does in Fallout 4. The Pipboy app can control all of your stats and upgrades in the actual game itself, and is fully operational.
Fallout 4 really emphasize in the freedom of playing. The whole gameplay is about building and developing a unique character from all resources available in the game. As long as the game process, there will be more enemies and visitors. They came with better loots and items. Not only that, player are even be able to craft their own build a defensive mechanic like turrets. But this crafting feature seems to be not related much with the main gameplay. Meaning that player will be able to avoid it if they do not want to play with it. But this will sure to be popular, judging from the success of Minecraft. Fallout 4 will release on November 10th 2015.