Post-apocalyptic video game Fallout 4 will be released on 10 November, publisher Bethesda has announced.A reboot of Doom will also launch in spring next year, with a feature allowing gamers to create their own custom maps and modes.
The details were revealed at Bethesda’s first ever news conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – known as the E3 games show – in Los Angeles.
The company is trying to position itself as a major player alongside the likes of Electronic Arts and Activision.
Gameplay sequences from Fallout 4 were shown for the first time, along with a companion smartphone game called Fallout Shelter.
Players will also spend more time in a ‘pre-apocalypse’ world, which is a departure from previous games.
Gamers will be able to select a female lead character to play as, a development which was emphasised by Bethesda.
A new crafting system is also coming to the game, allowing people to collect scrap from across the Fallout world for construction.
Work on the game started in 2009, the studio said. One feature shown at E3 was the ability to make detailed tweaks to player character faces.
A special edition of the game will come with wrist-mounted housing to slot a smartphone – with a second-screen app – into.
Ultraviolent in-game sequences from Doom were also shown, featuring popular weapons from the original game such as the Super Shotgun and chainsaw.
Dishonored 2 was also unveiled, with a new setting, new adversaries, and the option of playing as a female protagonist.E3 will open to the trade, media and public on Tuesday.