To say Fallout 4 has been one of the most hotly anticipated games of the last few years would be an extreme understatement. Fans have been waiting a long time for the oft-rumored sequel to the 2008 hit Fallout 3 to be officially confirmed by Bethesda, and now that it has, the reaction has actually been mixed.
Fans on Twitter are usually some of the most vocal, especially thanks to the direct pipeline to developers and studios it offers. Fallout 4 was announced an hour ago (as of publication) and already, there were over 200 thousand tweets talking about the game. So what did those fans have to say?
My favorite comment for Fallout 4 so far. pic.twitter.com/pINnTo5hSd
— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) June 3, 2015
I had to calm down members of the staff when they stumbled on something labeled "Fallout 4" in the system and I felt very silly.
— Ben Kuchera (@BenKuchera) June 3, 2015
*wakes up early, considers going back to sleep* *checks phone, sees people are tweeting about Fallout 4 trailer* *dives wildly out of bed*
— Steve Gaynor (@fullbright) June 3, 2015
Dear God that Fallout 4 trailer, I'm unspeakably happy right now.
— Conor (@Conaer_) June 3, 2015
Some fans used the Fallout 4 hype to make some great jokes, as well.
Fallout 4 tells the tale of what happens to a city when rampant football deflating goes unchecked. #Fallout4
— Infinity Stone (@GreatWallofChin) June 3, 2015
If I make a character in Fallout 4 with high intelligence, will NPCs call me "Wicked Smart"?
— Brendan Graeber (@Ragga_Fragga) June 3, 2015
In fallout 4 is it possible to play as the dog the whole time because that's what I really want. Post apocalyptic dog sim 2k15.
— Sara Cirino (@CommanderSara) June 3, 2015
Not everyone was as excited with the Fallout 4 reveal, however. Many pointed to Fallout New Vegas as a disappointment, while others bemoaned the look of the “in-game” footage, saying it looks like Fallout 3.
I'm cautiously optimistic about Fallout 4. I loved FO3 (100%'d it as well as the DLC) but was disappointed in New Vegas. We'll see.
— Joshua Gibbs (@Cali_Yo) June 3, 2015
I am like the only one who is like "Meh, Fallout 4." o.o
— Blood Moon (@JoeyGotBored) June 3, 2015
Poor first impression. Deeply, DEEPLY disappointed with the graphics. Looks exactly like Fallout 3 https://t.co/3OHnOqIxdu
— Shank (@ShankTheTank) June 3, 2015
Over the years since Fallout 3 and New Vegas’ release, reddit has been a great place for Fallout fans to talk about their shared interest. In that time, gamers have come together to talk about what Fallout 4 might be like, as well as discussing the various leaks and rumors surrounding the post-apocalyptic game. Since the official reveal, the official Fallout subreddit has turned into both a place of celebration and continued speculation.
‘Fallout 4’ Fan Reaction From The Official Announcement Varied
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Speculation continues with Fallout 4 even after the big reveal
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Wondering about whether the trailer hints at your Fallout 4 character having an actual voice.
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Even the color palette choice isn’t off limits in Fallout 4.
Fallout 4, by all accounts, looks like it’s set in Boston, and has been the game most eagerly sought by Bethesda fans since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in 2011. All one has to do is look at any official Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited tweet or Doom video from Bethesda and undoubtedly you’ll find Fallout 4 pleas.
While no release date has been set for Fallout 4, fans eager to learn more can make sure to catch the first-ever Bethesda E3 Showcase at E3 June 14 at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST. Fallout 4 was speculated to be center of the presentation, though fans will likely see Doom, though some rumors are putting the yet-unannounced Dishonored 2 off the E3 showcase docket.
Whatever your reaction, one thing is for certain: the Internet really wants Fallout 4. What is your reaction to the Fallout 4 trailer? Excited? Cautiously optimistic about Fallout 4? Sound off in the comments below.
[Images via reddit, Bethesda]