Bethesda shocked fans by announcing that the long awaited but only just recently revealed Fallout 4 would be coming out this year on November 10th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
This news came at the tail end of an incredible looking presentation that started with showing off Fallout 4‘s character creation system that allows players to choose either female or male characters that are customized by sculpting facial features instead of with sliders in Boston before the apocalypse with a wife/husband and child.
Then the game jumps to the post-apocalyptic world where after 200 years have passed, you are the only survivor of Vault 111. Not realizing how long you’ve been out, the player begins to explore, encountering their former robot butler and even a dog that will quickly become an ally.
The developer went on to show that V.A.T.S. is back and much better looking, players can now layer armor, listen to hollow taps and play mini-games on the Pip-Boy. The game will offer extensive weapon customization with 50 base weapon types and over 700 modifications for those weapons, and that players can actually build their own settlement by creating buildings of their very own, allowing people to move in and then defending the area from raiders.
The company even announced that while a standard edition of the game will be available for $59.99, a $119.99 “Pip Boy” edition that comes with a Pip Boy replica to wear on your arm to place your smartphone (which can then be used as a “second-screen experience”) in will also be available for purchase, though gamers down in Australia will have to pay $189.95 if they want to pre-order this version. You can check out screengrabs from the presentation as well as the presentation itself below.