That’s right, two years ago today, on 10th November 2015, we saw the release of Fallout 4.
In early-mid 2015, the public was none the wiser to the fate of the Fallout franchise, the last game having been Fallout: New Vegas in 2010. Hoax’s such as The Survivor 2299 planted the seeds of doubt into every fans mind, and it had even gotten to the point where it was assumed another game wasn’t coming – a la Half-Life 3.
On June 2nd, Bethesda published a countdown timer which was scheduled to expire on the following day at 2pm UTC. Fallout 4’s official website went live slightly ahead of schedule, which went on to reveal the game alongside the box art and platforms it was planned to release onto – PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. However, it wasn’t the website that was meant to go live upon the countdown reaching its end – it was actually taken down shortly after going live. Instead, when the countdown reached zero on June 3rd, the official trailer was published on YouTube.
From this video, it was confirmed that the game was to take place in Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas – which confirmed earlier rumours. During Bethesda’s E3 2015 press conference on June 14th, 2015, they revealed many more details, such as character creation, settlement building, and other game play mechanics.
And now, two years on, we can safely say that our canines have been sunk deep into the flesh of Bethesda’s nuclear-tainted game. Whether it was exploring the games lore and finding out about the wasteland, or filling up your experiences with a hefty selection of mods, Fallout 4 has been enjoyed by everyone. Of course, lots of players believe it’s not as good as its predecessors, Bethesda’s Fallout 3 and Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas, but we can’t have it all, right? Regardless, it’s still a fantastic game.
Whether you’ve spent these past two years meticulously exploring every crevice and hole of the Commonwealth in order to reveal its secrets, or you’ve just been bludgeoning in a raiders face with a Grognak the Barbarian build character – it’s safe to say that we’ve all enjoyed our experience so far, shoddy DLC and all (looking at you, Contraptions).
To finish, why not enjoy a selection of videos that I think showcase many aspects of Fallout 4 that will forever be worth enjoying, serious or otherwise.
Oxhorn – Lore
Criken – Modded Permadeath Playthrough
The Safety Danse
Funny Moments Compilation