Calm down. Calm down. Ever since the first trailer was released — which was still a developmental version — Fallout 4 fans have been panicking about the graphics of the game. Which is interesting, given that this is the fourth installment of a game that has never been known for graphics.
Why Are Fallout 4’s Graphics So Terrible?
The trailers aren’t great. Even the launch trailer, which is atmospheric and interesting, suffers from quite a few issues. Terrain and plants are blocky, animations are clunky, and everyone appears to be coated in a thin veneer of wax. But it’s debatable how much of this is stylistic and how much of it may be due to recording on consoles or recording before the game was completed.
Could the graphics be terrible? Certainly they could be. It does commonly occur with PC games because the console releases are prioritized. So there is reason for concern. However, there’s also something of note: the Fallout 4 games have never been graphically impressive.
So, What’s Up With Fallout 4’s PC Graphics?
It was an accident — an accident! Someone on Twitter stated that the PC graphics for Fallout 4 would be identical to the graphics in the console version. But obviously this isn’t true; the tweet was simply misread. The console versions themselves, however, will be identical to each other. So those with multiple consoles can feel secure getting either version. The PC graphics will depend on system specs — just as always.
But On the Other Hand, Dog Meat
Yeah, dog meat! Rock it.
No one knows yet whether the graphics are actually terrible in Fallout 4. It’s likely that they aren’t great. None of the installments have featured great graphics. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the game will be bad. Gamers who love tremendous looking AAA titles may want to shy away from a preorder or zero day purchase, while those of us in it for a dog companion! can get started right away.