You hear that? That’s the sound of millions of Fallout fans crying tears of joy. Fallout 4 is official.

The latest entry appears to be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC. No signs of previous generation consoles on the box art from the official website or at the end of the trailer.

Did I say trailer? Check out the first trailer with all in-game footage below.

First impressions? It’s Fallout; I’m hyped. Second impressions? Graphics are a bit hit and miss. Some parts of the trailer look fantastic. Others fall a bit flat. But, if Bethesda can give us 1080p/60fps on consoles, I’ll be in heaven.

The parts I love include the vault door opening and the over-the-shoulder view from the aircraft as it takes off from a city. Some of the animations and lighting looked a bit off, but that can always be improved before the release date.

Fallout 4 city

Speaking of release date, is anyone else thinking we might see this before year’s end? Releasing an in-game trailer before the world premiere on June 14th tells me this game is pretty much ready.

I guess I’m just a bit surprised. Most games get announced so early I’m used to waiting a couple years before playing it.

Fallout 4 is Set in Boston

The most obvious landmark seen in the trailer is the statue of Paul Revere. Here’s how it looks in the trailer:

Fallout 4 Paul Revere

And, in real-life.

Paul Revere statue

Credit: Travelblog

Bethesda and Game Director Todd Howard knows what the Fallout franchise means to fans. “We know what this game means to everyone,” says Howard. “The time and technology have allowed us to be more ambitious than ever. We’ve never been more excited about a game, and we can’t wait to share it.”

Voiced protagonist?

It looks like your Fallout 4 character won’t be a mute. I don’t care about this one way or the other. I see the advantages of both. Having a voice-acted (VA) protagonist makes the story feel a bit more lively, but there are some drawbacks. VA could limit the dialogue/role playing options.

I would like to hear what you think about a VA protagonist in Fallout 4. For it? Against it? Let me know in the comments.

Today’s trailer is just a small taste of what’s to come this month for Fallout 4. Bethesda is holding its own E3 conference on June 14. We should see an in-depth gameplay demo then.


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