Bethesda Game Studios – separate from the publishing devision, Bethesda Softworks – entered the gaming scene in 2002 with it’s maiden release: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Followed by Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Skyrim, It’s fair to say that if Bethesda didn’t give birth to modern open-world gaming, they at least raised it like one of their own.
I’m a little embarrassed to confess the amount of hours I’ve invested in both Fallout 3 and Skyrim, but I wouldn’t take a second of them back. Fallout 3’s story, open-world and consequence driven decision making reinvented the interactive experiences gamers were used to. And Skyrim continued to raise the bar. I won’t drag their praise out too much, but if you have any affection for Role-Playing games and you haven’t played either two, shame on you.
“Most anticipated” “The long awaited” and about a thousand other clichés actually apply to Fallout’s fourth installment and aren’t just hyperbole. If hearing the title Kingdom Hearts makes you cringe, you understand. But now it’s really happening. A title many have been waiting seven years for: Fallout 4
Below is Bethesda’s press release – the important parts anyway – with links to their live E3 stream-cast sites. Once again into the wastelands…
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES FALLOUT 4
World’s Most Anticipated Game in Development at Bethesda Game Studios
Full Details to be Unveiled on June 14th at Bethesda’s E3 Showcase
June 3, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed the upcoming global release of Fallout® 4, the next generation of open-world gaming. The world premiere of the game will take place during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 14th beginning at 7pm PST, and streamed live around the world via Twitch andYouTube.
Fallout 4 is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC by award-winning Bethesda Game Studios® under the direction of Todd Howard. This eagerly-awaited game is the follow up to the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, and the first title from the world-renowned studio since the release of their global phenomenon and 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®.
“We know what this game means to everyone,” said Game Director, Todd 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.”
The game’s official trailer, created in-game at Bethesda Game Studios, can be viewed at: www.fallout4.com.
Fallout 4 has not yet been rated by the ESRB.