Should we be nervous?
Ever since Fallout 4 was announced at E3 this year, people have expressed surprise that Bethesda says the game will be ready to release by this November. New reports that the game will be shown off at Gamescom next month, but it won’t have a demo available seem to underline why people are wary about expecting the game to really, truly be ready by its November release window.
Pushing AAA game release dates back is just a part of the business these days. The lack of a demo, just three months ahead of when the game is going to be on the market would raise eyebrows no matter what the game was. Of course, there are other reasons besides “it’s not ready” to keep the demo under wraps. Bethesda is said to be holding a playable version back until and exclusively for Quakecon. That makes some sense since this is where the majority of Bethesda fans are going to be congregating since the company is also bringing a new Doom game. Doom is quite popular among the Quakecon event goers but it seems likely that a Fallout 4 demo would steal the show.
For it’s part, Bethesda has said one of the reasons they announced the game so early in the year is because it is “almost done.” That would also seem to indicate the company isn’t remotely worried about having to push back the release date. Should the game indeed be coming on time, it would mean it will arrive on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 10, 2015