We've been collectively putting up with Fallout 4 release date rumours for years people, to the extent where a lot of us just stopped believing and waiting for more news from Bethesda. But then, like a beacon in the night, we heard of their E3 conference and a glimmer of hope returned to our lives. For the past few weeks even the likes of IGN and Gamespot have been reporting on the latest batch of Fallout rumours and, if true, they are incredible.
We've heard that Guillermo del Toro's company has created the cinematic trailer for Fallout 4, which will be shown at E3. However, allegedly that's not all that we'll be getting. According to a source we'll be treated to a 30 - 40 minute gameplay trailer of the game in action. If that happens I expect my jaw to slam against my keyboard in awe of Bethesda's next creation. But what would you like to see in this hypothetical gameplay trailer?
Fallout 4 - Desires for Bethesda's E3 Gameplay Trailer
If Bethesda show a chunk of gameplay for such a prolonged period of time, I wonder whether they'll be giving us the new opening of Fallout 4. The first hour or so spent within Vault 101 in Fallout 3 is a remarkable example of narrative exposition. We are beautifully introduced to the world around us and the character that we play as - we even take the role of a baby! But personally, I'd prefer they show various sections of gameplay rather than ruining the opening.
Fallout 3's introduction is a marvellously personal investment and were that opening ruined for me prior to my first playthrough it wouldn't have had the same affect. I'd much prefer to pick up my copy of Fallout 4 on release date not knowing what the opening moments will have in store. But am I alone in feeling this way?
In terms of actual gameplay, we're dying to know what alterations have been made to the combat system - if any. Bethesda's amalgamation of both real-time first-person mechanics and the turn-based system of the original Fallout games is amazing. It's a defining characteristic of Bethesda's involvement with the series. But I wonder if they'll actually change it.
Perhaps time will be slowed down rather than completely stop. Perhaps the system will be more streamlined in order to attract a larger audience. In any case, we're bound to be shown the gunplay in action along with the setting of Fallout 4. But what about big new features? For example, did Bethesda include vehicles? What's the character creation system like? Does it have multiplayer? TOO MANY QUESTIONS!
Fallout 4 - Will the Exact Release Date Be Revealed?
The other major question we have regarding the conference is the release date of Fallout 4. Will Bethesda conclude the conference by blowing our minds and saying "It'll be out before the end of 2015"? Do you think its possible? In terms of an actual timeline, they have had more than enough of a development period to have a remarkable game ready for the PC, XBOX One and PS4.
But what do you want from Fallout 4, fans? What revelations would you like to be uncovered in this potential 30 - 40 minute gameplay trailer we're supposedly getting? Be sure to let us know in the comments and in the meantime, there's always the unbelievable The Witcher 3.
On a side note, what is it that has made Fallout special for you? Have you been with the games since the series' infancy? Or did Fallout 3 come out of the blue? I for one played Fallout 3 and really disliked it and completely stopped after 3 hours with it. Months later I had nothing else to play and put it in - mind blown. Fallout 3 is now one of my favourite RPGs and a model for every apocalyptic game out there. I've yet to try the older two, but love New Vegas. Should I make the trip back to the past and try the original Fallout games? Let me know in the comments!