With the gaming industry continuously evolving, when it comes to speculating on a franchise that we haven't seen since 2010, it can be difficult to predict what form it will take. Gabe Newell recently discussed how we won't be getting the Half-Life 3 that we want. Therefore, Bethesda will have certainly introduced some big changes by the time Fallout 4 roles around.
We're almost certain, we can feel it in our bones, that Fallout 4 will be present at E3 2015. Bethesda have an hour to fill and we haven't heard of any developments going on in years. We've been devoid of news for a while, except when Three Dog, aka Erik Todd Dellums, dropped a kind of bombshell on Twitter a few days ago!
Naturally, fans went a little crazy at the sight of such hopeful teasing. The voice actor is certainly up to something. But with the industry's evolution, and with so many companies trying out online IPs, could we ever see Fallout 4 follow in the footsteps of The Elder Scrolls Online ?
Fallout 4 & The Elder Scrolls Online
Now, we can rest assured that Fallout 4 will in no way become a full MMO. It would be such a drastic alteration for Bethesda, but also a deep betrayal for fans of the series all over the world. However, that's not to say that we won't see any online integration on Fallout 4's release date.
One aspect that we've always missed in Bethesda's Skyrim, is the ability to play online with friends. We've taken an in depth look of how it should move forward though! But could Fallout 4 already have online capabilities incorporated into its design?
What Online Features Should Be in Fallout 4?
There are an endless series of multiplayer models that Bethesda could seek out for Fallout 4. However, we all want to ensure that they are in no way intrusive on our singleplayer experience. That being said, I'm kind of in love with the Souls games and their models.
The idea of having a player temporarily invade your world would be amazingly cool! However, we do want to be able to explore an enormous world with a friend by our side, so perhaps Bloodborne's advanced take on the formula is more suited to Fallout 4.
But that being said, do you feel that any kind of multiplayer elements would be a poor decision for Bethesda to include on Fallout 4's release date?! Do you want to ensure that it sticks to singleplayer only? Or would you be happy with some online features creeping into the series? What do you make of Erik Dellums' Tweet the other day? Let us know in the comments!