On July 15th Bethesda announced the game that was even more anticipated than Half-Life 3 – Fallout 4. By promising bright game mechanics and releasing graphically stunning trailers the North American, also responsible for the RPG series ‘The Elder Scrolls’, managed to water every viewer’s mouth. Now the release date is approaching and slowly it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Bethesda lovelyfied their game at the fans’ expense to squeeze more money out of them.
For the last few days there have been short, up to half-hour-long videos with gameplay sequences from the new Fallout game on video platforms like YouTube and Vimeo. Let’s keep in mind that Bethesda originally pledged to only optimize the game for the high-endst of high-end computers – now, in the leaked videos, Fallout 4 does not appear with fine 3D graphics. Instead with an isometric 2D look that may look okay on a tube TV. Fans and buyers of the game are aghast and planning a collective boycott. Majority of upset reddit users is sure that they’ll be able to wipe Bethesda financially out.
The negative development of the game reminds us of the scandal about Watch Dogs, when the much-debated Ubisoft title was only able to run on a Commodore 64 after release. Fallout 4 will probably also not be coming to Sony’s and Microsoft’s new console generation, but rather be limited to the PC port and maybe later be released for PS1 and N64. Bethesda’s CEO, Pete Hines, commented on the outrage as follows:
“I don’t care about your opinion!”
It’s yet to unfold how the situation around the controversial Fallout 4 is going to develop. Experts are expecting a very minor number of sales.