It’s been rumored over the last few months that Fallout 5 is in pre-production, Ryan Alosio (Voice of Deacon) openly spoke about how Fallout 5 is on the horizon via his instagram, also saying he can’t reveal much. However, in my opinion he was too flippant about it and was possibly just looking for some ‘banter’ then again, what do I really know?
So recently, I have gathered some information on whats a rumor and whats truth. Quite frankly it is all just hearsay and we will not know until an official announcement. Obsidian have currently teased with fans who believe a Fallout: New Orleans is on the way after a photo posted on their social media of a pipe and strand of straw, when I dug around a little I came to the conclusion it is more likely to be Pillars of Eternity 2, but we can hope right?
We also are expecting an Elder Scrolls 6 in 2017, so with the hopes of a Fallout 5, the race is on Bethesda, which are we getting first? Let’s hope there’s a huge announcement at E3, I’d be happy with either so I’ll have my popcorn ready.
What would we want from another Fallout?
Sticking with the American nostalgia, Fallout is set in the United States. New Vegas, Boston, Washington D.C and Southern California, we could expect to see a New York, LA, or Florida setting which although they could easily pull off and make another breathtaking game with, I feel we are ready to broaden the horizons… spread our wings and maybe go somewhere like Russia, I feel it would be a good setting for a game like Fallout and having a whole different aspect on the factions, the political side of things would be interesting as it wouldn’t be those in power in Russia now, it would be Bethesda’s own take on the country but still using the culture as inspiration.
Now this is something so many people want to happen, I for one can live without it so It’s not an addition I will be gutted about if they don’t make it happen. However for other people who are interested in Co-op play (After Tamriel online, I’m not a fan) Much like when you take Valentine, Hancock, Danse etc on adventures with you, the idea would be that you can take a friend with you and no longer be a Lone Wanderer. Whether the XP would be collective and earned together like in Tom Clancy’s: The Division when you take a team mate into combat or separately. It’s no necessarily a make or break situation but I feel people will either use it or they won’t, it’s not going to affect solo game play if you simply don’t use it. But for me, with my current gaming preferences I don’t feel I would make use of this option.
Game play, Graphics, Story
The stories in Fallout 4 in my opinion are a some of the best in my gaming history. I shed a tear or two at the end of my first Fallout 4 play through, after choosing the Brotherhood and watching the Institute go up in flames in the cut scene, it gives me chills. My second play through was just a gut wrenching choosing the Institute and watching the Brotherhood go up in flames, there isn’t really a winner in this game but I enjoyed both of my ending choices. The story for 5 needs to top that and for me I feel that’s a very tough one to beat. Bethesda being who they are, I am more than sure they’ll pull it off.
Creation engine was used for Fallout 4 and although it does have good graphics, if you think along the lines of The Witcher 3 and what we can see so far from Death Stranding and Horizon Zero Dawn, you really do open your eyes to the possibilities of what Fallout 5 could look like. Death claw training; pacify them into allowing you to ride on their backs, that sounds like fun! Also perhaps a weapon rethink, Fallout 4 weapon game play is inaccurate and clunky at times, occasionally on the slow side or just don’t make sense at all, some weapons damages being less effective than weapons with higher damage, possibly just needs to be more prescise and free flowing.
In Fallout 4, a big complaint by many is the glitches such as AI’s walking through walls, getting stuck in front of you so you can’t move at all, ending up on roofs, strange things like that. However, I don’t feel this can be something people should Fault Bethesda for. Number one being if you use mods things like that will happen. Number two, Fallout is a HUGE game, the time and development put into the game is more than enough to justify it’s glitches, a lot of the time glitches for each person are unlike others and also on different consoles so that would be one heck of a crash log for what could be very minor glitches. As frustrating as they can be, I feel in an RPG game it’s not something they would be able to focus on like they would an online multiplayer game. There are however some glitches that NEED fixing that are requently reoccurring for numerous people, but they will be a focus for Fallout 5, not a fix for Fallout 4.
E3 will be broadcast on the 13-15 of June 2017.
Now that’s all for my Fallout 5 speculation, we may be looking at Obsidian getting there first with a New Orleans or we may be seeing Elder Scrolls 6 before Fallout 5, who knows right now! Let’s hope we see some cryptic clues by Bethesda over the next few months that we can try and shed light on. There’s nothing like a little bit of theory making!
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