Fallout 4 will not be released on older gen consoles as the game uses advanced technology 'that'll never work there', says Bethesda Studios.
After a nearly seven-year gap, Bethesda finally confirmed the existence of the sequel to the critically acclaimed open world adventure Fallout 3. Thanks to an epic teaser trailer, Fallout 4 is now official and likely to be showcased at the upcoming E3 2015 to be held in Los Angeles.
In addition, Bethesda Studios has now clearly specified that Fallout 4 won’t be coming to older generation consoles, which include PS3 and Xbox 360. In response to posts on NeoGAF, Bethesda’s global community manager, Matt Grandstaff made it precisely clear that the highly anticipated sequel will only be coming to current-gen consoles citing reasons that gameplay would only be possible on the most recent hardware.
“It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we’re doing will never work there,” said Grandstaff.
The confirmation blatantly discards the earlier Reddit rumor, apparently from an ex-Bethesda employee who seemed pretty adamant that Fallout 4 would make it to the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Hence, we can say that Bethesda Game Studios will take full advantage of the massive memory pool on graphical prowess of the current gen hardware for Fallout 4, which makes all the more sense for an open-world title like Fallout. Fallout 4 presumably will use the technology not suitable for older generation consoles, and considering the colossal size of open-world titles lately, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
While, earlier Bethesda posted a teaser trailer for the upcoming title showing glimpses of a post-apocalyptic destruction, which was indeed a relief for fans of the franchise, as the game’s existence wasn’t confirmed up until now. The trailer did reveal some critical aspects in the game, including the Vault Dweller, along with Dogmeat – a dog that has featured in every installment of the Fallout franchise.
Fallout 4 will likely be based in Boston this time around. The trailer showed snippets of a few familiar landmarks, including Bunker Hill Monument, the Massachusetts State House, and the Paul Revere statue along with Fenway Park.
Moreover, the highly anticipated title will be unveiled at the upcoming E3 event, which starts June 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For now, the game is confirmed for the PS4, Xbox One and PC only.