It seems the last generation of consoles is dying early this time around. Unlock the sixth generation which lasted through to 2013 thanks to the Playstation 2, developers are already beginning to close up shop on releasing games on the seventh generation of consoles. Of course even as we are all aware of this it does not stop the fans of these consoles and the games released on them from being hopeful as is the case with the recently announced Fallout 4.
There is nothing about the game in its announcement or trailer that could give any indication that the game would make its way to the last generation of consoles, though this has not stopped fans being hopeful that the latest entry in the Fallout franchise might arrive on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Of course we now know for certain that the games will not be coming to last generation systems after hopeful fans reached out to Bethesda's Pete Hines via Twitter, it is to say that he was not really happy about the question but provides a definite "no" response on the release.
Pete Hines responded to the following question:
dat ambiguity there you have it folks, its cross gen all we needed was a yes or no, pete
Here is Hines response:
OK. well you feel free to wait for those other platforms and be sure to let me know when they show up.
In case it was not clear enough Bethesda's Community Lead took to NeoGAF to clear up any confusion with a much more straightforward statement:
“It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we’re doing will never work there.”
This makes it official, though just from the trailer I don't see how the game would not work on the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360, but maybe when gameplay is shown at E3 I will get my answer and fans will except that the game is only for the eighth generation of consoles minus the Wii U.