Fallout 4 screenshot
A makeshift post-apocalyptic market area in Fallout 4 Bethesda Softworks

Despite some speculation prior to and following last week's reveal of Fallout 4, it has been revealed that the anticipated post-apocalyptic sequel won't be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Posting on NeoGAF, Bethesda's global community lead Matt Grandstaff said definitively: "It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we're doing will never work there." Music to the ears of gamers hoping for the best possible Fallout sequel.

Last week before the game was revealed on 3 June, the source code of Bethesda's teaser website included mentions of last gen consoles, leading to rumblings that Fallout 4 would be cross-gen – a decision which would maximise sales but dilute the game's quality and ambition as it would have to cater for old tech.

Fallout 4's announcement trailer set the internet ablaze with excitement, racking up well over 12 million hits on YouTube alone as of the time of writing. Rumours of the game's existence, setting and imminent reveal had been circulating for years, and were finally laid to rest.

Now we know Fallout 4 exists and will be set in and around Boston, Massachusetts – as revealed by a few of the trailer's landmarks. More information, including potential gameplay and a release date (which some believe may be this year) is expected to be revealed this during Bethesda's E3 press conference next week.

That conference takes place in the early hours of Monday morning (15 June).