Prepare To Wait And Wait And Wait For Fallout 4

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Are you excited for a possible Fallout entry that takes place on an Alien planet?! (That was the latest rumor as of yesterday, anyway.) If so, don’t pop that boner just yet (ladies, this applies to you too) because it sounds like it’s going to be a while before Fallout 4 — or whatever it’ll be called — will grace your consoles/PCs/life with its presence.

“We don’t [have a timeframe for our next game announcement],” Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios director told RockPaperShotgun. “But I think it’s gonna be a while.”

“We’ve gotten fairly used to all the questions and curiosity over the years. Everyone wants information. Right now, we’re just trying to figure out which of our ideas are going to stick and finding an appropriate time to talk about it.”

Ah, Fallout. ‘Tis a series I’ve never wetted mine panties over. I mean, I’ve tried. Many a year ago when Fallout 3 became a thing that came into existence I sat down, game in hand — in fact, I think I rented it from Blockbuster — and powered through the tutorial. (Er, the first part that takes place in the vault.) And I LOVED it! But as soon as I was let into the wild (aka the biggest fucking wasteland I’ve ever seen) and began depending on myself for, well, everything, I quickly found myself confused, overwhelmed aaaaaaaaand that was it. I was done. In popped Harvest Moon or Final Fantasy VIII or some shit. Granted, that was five or so years ago, which means I was…19…and just a baby…HOLY SHIT 19?! God DAMN I’ve gotten old. O_O

Ahem. The point I failed at making was that I hope by the time the next Fallout installment comes around (2016? 2017?) I’ll be ready to take on the task. It’s going to be a personal goal of mine. So. All of you Fallout nuts who know waaaaaaay more about this series than I, what do you want to see from Fallout 4? Different settings? New game mechanics? I’m quite curious.

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  • John White

    Honestly I’d like to see a new take on the sand box genre. I played the living bejesus out of Fallout 3, and after playing about 70 hours of Fallout 3, I tried to pick up Oblivion, Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas, but they all felt like the same exact game after Fallout 3. Sure, different setting, marginal changes on the level up system, but at the core, they all felt the same. I’d love to see them reinvent the genre and breathe some new life into the genre. I’d rather not see any multiplayer, because it would detract from the the main focus of the game, which is creating a rich and immersive environment. Who knows, most days I feel like the sandbox genre has just run it’s course and each new game will be the same thing with a slight variation.

  • Cheeko

    The Boston setting rumors had me very excited 🙁

  • Seth Poston

    If you have not tried Fallout New Vegas it is better than the one before. It has alot more tows and more things to help you.

  • Joshua Weikel

    Take everything they changed with New Vegas, and throw it out. Basically I want Fallout 4 to be to Fallout 3, as Skyrim is to Oblivion. An improvement on an already a great game, with none of the tedium from New Vegas (seriously, who wants to make bullets? And why have 4 endings for a game that can literally take hundreds of hours to play?)

    You should definitely give Fallout 3 another try, if Skyrim isn’t too overwhelming for you now, why would Fallout be? I have literally put around 1000 hours into the game. It. Is. Amazing.