Welcome to a Nukapedia News Blast... In this edition some facts, and a rumour. But first, the rumour.
Rumour - Fallout 4 shown at E3
From Bubblews (additionally, some anon did try to post this here on the Fallout 4 page today but was prevented as there was no way to verify it).
- Fallout 4 has (apparently) been absent from E3 this year. However, behind closed doors, Bethesda gave details and a 37 second trailer for the upcoming Fallout 4. Pete Hines of Bethesda is keeping tight lipped about the 45 minute presentation, but it seems there was a leaker inside who was willing to give this information.
- Fallout 4 has been in development since January 2011 by a small team, as the majority were working on Skyrim.
- As of February 2013, the team working on Fallout 4 is the size of the team which was working on Skyrim. This is due to Skyrim development ending.
- As it stands now, Fallout 4 will release on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. However, this is still subject to change.
- The actual announcement for Fallout 4 will come BEFORE E3 2014, but will NOT launch in 2014.
- The expected launch is in October 2015.
- The game is (as of June 2013) 55% complete, consequently, voice actors will be hired towards the end of 2014.
- There is no planned multi-player, but there is a possibility of Co-Op locally.
- The game will take place in Somerville, Cambridge, Arlington (and surrounding areas). The main setting is in a Post-Apocalyptic Boston. However, this area will not be immediately accessible.
- The story is not clear, however, Vaults exist.
- The 37 second trailor starts starts with a half-broken phone sparking. The scene pulls out slowly with the stereotypical music you would hear. Slowly you work out the scene is pulling out of a belltower. As it pulls further out, you see a destroyed town around. This is Boston. Suddenly, you hear the bell chime loudly, and the screen changes black instantly. The words of Ron Pearlman are heard "War... War never changes...". The logo for Fallout 4 appears with the 5 platforms above listed.
- If you or anyone you know can prove you were there and can verify this (even off the record, I'll leave your name out of it), please do get in contact, or details can be seen in the logo image.
Facts - Pete Hines Speaks
Because they're never quite as fun, heres Xbox Magazine UK and Bethesda's VP of Marketing Pete Hines with some facts
- Bethesda's Pete Hines has told OXM that game director Todd Howard and his Skyrim team are already working on a new single player RPG - but it's a way off yet.
- Hines, vice president at Bethesda Softworks, was answering our questions about Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One - screenshots here - when we asked if work on it would hold up the next single player RPG (which, yes, we are hurting for pretty bad).
- "Zenimax Online Studio is an MMO shop," said Hines. "They're making an Elder Scrolls MMO and that is 100 per cent unrelated to... Todd Howard, at this point, has earned the right to do what the hell he wants; nobody gets to tell him different and nobody gets to dictate to him what he gets to do.
- "You're laughing because you know it's true," he continued. "Do you think that even I would go to Todd and say 'listen, I know you want to do this, but these other guys...?' He gets to do whatever he wants. Him and his team are moving forward with the stuff that they want to work on and where they want to go next in making games."
- Hines also advised caution, despite his optimism about the project. "I get to see it and it's already really awesome, but it's probably helpful to note that anyone who thinks that what he's working on next is going to be talked about soon doesn't understand game development.
- "They just announced that they're moving the whole team onto something else. Give these guys time and space, expect it never and be surprised if it's any time before then."