Is Fallout 4 Set After A Second Apocalypse?
No doubt you’ve already watched the Fallout 4 trailer by now, but have you noticed something that doesn’t quite add up? The trailer appears to switch between scenes that are pre and post the nuclear apocalypse that created the world we know in Fallout 3. However, did you notice that one of the apparently pre-apocalypse scenes contains Brotherhood of Steel soldiers, an organisation that was meant to have emerged after the apocalypse?
That’s led us to an interesting theory: could civilisation after Fallout 3 have developed to a roughly equivalent state that it was at before the nuclear apocalypse over decades, only for history to repeat itself and for a second nuclear apocalypse to occur, setting up the events of Fallout 4?
It’s worth noting that the phrase “our soldiers were right, war never changes” is uttered around the time that the Brotherhood of Steel soldiers appear, reinforcing the idea that history repeats itself.
Of course, there could be another explanation for what we see in the trailer, but until we get to see more of the game at E3, this trailer is all we’ve got to go on. Our theory might turn out to be complete rubbish, but it would account for what we’re seeing.
If you want to see what we’re talking about, check out the Fallout 4 trailer for yourself.