After years of speculation and hoping and wishing from fans, Fallout 4 was finally announced last week. According to the game’s teaser trailer, Fallout 4 will take us to a post-apocalyptic version of Boston, Massachusetts, where the city has been ravaged by a nuclear war.
Very little is known about the upcoming game and yet core Fallout fans are already chomping at the bit to play it. There’s disappointment inbound for some then, as it has now officially been confirmed that Fallout 4 will not be released on PS3 or Xbox 360.
No Fallout 4 On PS3 or Xbox 360
In the initial announcement, only PC, PS4 and Xbox One releases of the game were mentioned. There was no mention of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Fallout 4 but many people assumed that the game had originally begun its development on last-gen as the graphics in the teaser trailer were less than impressive. But in a post on NeoGAF, the game’s community manager Matt Grandstaff said that “[Fallout 4] is not coming to 360 and PS3. The stuff we’re doing will never work there.”
On the one hand this is fantastic news as it means that not only will Fallout 4 be incredibly ambitious with its features (the teaser even seemed to hint at the ability to fly helicopters in the game) but the development team doesn’t have to skimp on anything just because the PS3 and the Xbox 360 can’t handle it. Plus, some of Bethesda’s other games (such as Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas) were plagued with problems on the last-gen consoles.
But on the other hand, the reveal that Fallout 4 isn’t coming to last-gen is also deeply troubling. The game is being made for the phenomenal horsepower of PC, PS4 and Xbox One and still, those graphics aren’t anything to write home about. Bethesda may be able to improve these ahead of release, of course, but for now it remains an area of concern.
Fallout 4 will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.