It is with great disappointment to see Bethesda still pending to announce anything on Fallout 4 despite the huge anticipation for the sequel. As secretive as Bethesda can be, fans believe that Fallout 4’s release is inevitable and the game will be making its debut on the Xbox One and PS4.
This also means that Fallout 4 will be running on the latest gaming hardwares around so many are expecting a thoroughly rich graphics with the game. Unfortunately, this doesn’t look like happening and here’s why.
Looking back at Fallout 3, the game didn’t actually feature high-end graphics as it runs on the older game engine that was developed for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. If the pattern is to continue, then Fallout 4 will feature graphics akin to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
While the latter might look great on the PS3 and Xbox 360, it won’t look spectacular at all if running on the latest gaming hardwares. Furthermore, there is no chance for Bethesda to produce a new game engine just for Fallout 4 since that will require a big budget and a long time to develop.
It is likelier for the game developer to stick to the available resources and develop Fallout 4 as it is. Doing so will make production a lot cheaper and simpler. Also, having Fallout 4 running on Skyrim’s engine will make the game easily compatible with the older-gen consoles too.