If we’re being honest with ourselves, we live in an age where leaks of information are everywhere. It is to the extent that many key things about certain video games can be spoiled before they’ve even been scheduled to be revealed (looking at you Smash Bros.). For Bethesda, and their upcoming Fallout 4 title, they know that very well and have thus been on lockdown about key parts of their game. This goes especially for the story, which we only know a little bit about, and even then that’s bare bones. So will we know more before the launch? Not if Pete Hines is to be believed, as he noted during a live demo:
“I would be stunned if we said anything else about the story ever again [prior to launch]. We’re going to let everybody experience that in the game as much as possible. But there are certain trade-offs you have to make to build some amount of awareness to what the game is offering, so you’re willing to make some sacrifices.”
To add to this, the reveal of Fallout 4 in June, with the release in November was actually quite intentional. As they didn’t want to show anything before it was more or less finished. This way, they could reveal what fans could expect in full. And given the reaction at E3 this past June, I say that tactic worked.
Fallout 4 arrives on November 10th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.