The trailer shows interspersing shots of a barren wasteland and the pre-war and bombing moments in Boston. According to IGN, this confirms previous reports of “Fallout 4” happening in Massachusetts, following its last iteration.
Fans wasted no time in talking about the trailer, as speculation and wish lists flooded Reddit discussions. On one thread, the reaction was massive: One Redditor, TheEphemeric, identified some landmarks in the trailer, such as the Paul Revere statue and City Hall.
In the trailer, a German Shepherd dog also plays quite the role as it appears in almost all the scenes. Fans who have been playing the "Fallout" franchise for a while will know that there is a nonplayable character named Dogmeat in the series, to which this trailer’s dog may be an homage.
But fans are not the only ones looking forward to the game -- developers are as well. In a statement quoted by the Independent, Game Director Todd Howard reveals just what the game means to the long-time fans of the franchise. “The time and technology have allowed us to be more ambitious than ever. We’ve never been more excited about a game, and we can’t wait to share it,” he said.
Another tidbit that fans may have noticed: Below the trailer is the preorder tab, which enumerates the three supposed platforms for which “Fallout 4” is being released. These are the next-gen consoles of Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and the PC. However, if a new report is to be believed, older consoles PS3 and Xbox 360 may be accommodated as well.
Gamingbolt spotted the CSS code for the official website that showed the teaser countdown for “Fallout 4.” According to a NeoGAF user, five platforms -- the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC -- were all listed in relation to the game.
As far as official announcements are concerned, however, only the next-gen consoles and PC have been named as platforms for “Fallout 4.” Considering the very timely release of the trailer -- coinciding with the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), scheduled for June 16-18 in Los Angeles -- the developer has teased that fans can look forward to the gaming show. Alongside the trailer, the developer promised that the E3 Showcase for Bethesda Game Studios, scheduled for 7 p.m. PDT June 14, will show off the world premiere of “Fallout 4.”