Many have critiqued Fallout 4’s visuals to be identical to Fallout 3, which for the record was released back in 2008. Accusing a current-gen game from a major company to be looking as aged as a seven year old game is vicious. So how does that accusation really fare?
A new video, which I can only imagine must have taken quite a while to put together, compares scenes from the recently released Fallout 4 trailer with those from Fallout 3. The scenes are not always similar, but are pretty close to the setting given by Bethesda in the new Fallout 4 trailer.
Have to say, it becomes pretty evident that Fallout 4 has indeed improved visually from its predecessor. The lighting, for one, has been overhauled dramatically. I do have to point out, though, that there were some zoomed-in frames where the difference between both games was minor at best.
Last week, Pete Hines, vice president of Bethesda Softworks, went on Twitter to say that he couldn’t care less of what critics thought about Fallout 4.
Fallout 4 is going to be appearing at E3 2015, where we’ll possibly be getting to see more in-game play, with Bethesda unveiling more information about it. The developer looks pretty confident in what the new installment in the post-apocalyptic series has to offer. We’ll see whether it is enough to change the tune of the critics.
Fallout 4 is going to be releasing later this year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Bethesda has categorically stated that it will not be arriving on last-gen platforms. Pre-orders are currently open for all three platforms.