Bethesda titles haven’t exactly got a good reputation when it comes to launching on previous PlayStation platforms, in fact it’s fair to say that Bethesda’s open world titles have a pretty poor history when it comes to Sony’s flagship consoles. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 3 both initially disappointed on PS3, given the shoddy state they arrived in. So you’d be forgiven for worrying about the up-coming Fallout 4 launch especially if you’ve pre-ordered it on PlayStation 4.Thankfully however, Bethesda are well aware of their previous mistakes and have committed themselves to ensuring that history doesn’t repeat itself with the launch of Fallout 4. Bethesda’s VP of marketing Pete Hines: “I play it all the time. I think you’ll be pleased” via Twitter, he also stated that the game runs at a “solid 30 FPS”. Reports from earlier today also confirm that the game will launch at a stable 30 FPS on both the Xbox One and PS4. One thing that’s worth noting at this stage, is that the PS4 is considerably more powerful than that of its older Brother. It’s likely that the newer hardware has been much easier to work with in creating Fallout 4, ensuring a good, clean, quality finished product.
Having said that fears will always remain among the various platform’s communities, the history of Bethesda launches on PlayStation, teamed with the sheer volume of broken games we’ve seen on the new-generation in the two years they’ve now been available doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. However it’s easy to get lost when boarding the hype train, the most solid advice we can give fans is to avoid pre-ordering altogether (unless you really, really want those bonus’), patience is a virtue especially in the world of video games and assessing whether or not a new release is actually up to standard before purchasing would save a lot of disappointment. Now if we could only follow our own advice, wouldn’t that be something?
With all of these factors in mind, we’d like to now offer you the opportunity to share your opinions via our social media pages. Do you feel that history may well repeat itself? Or are you more confident in Bethesda’s abilities now that they’re aided by stronger hardware? However you feel about the up-coming Fallout 4 release, be sure to let us know in the comment sections below.
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