One thing many modern games have been guilty of is putting appearance over gameplay. Games like The Order: 1886 might look great, but amazing graphics don’t make up for terrible gameplay.
The Fallout games have never really tried to push the boundaries of graphics, preferring to focus on making the game actually fun and interesting to play. This was the correct decision at the time, but Fallout 4’s visuals were considerably low quality when compared to other games on the now current gen PS4 and Xbox One.
Many fans commented how, despite this step up in console power, the graphics hadn’t really changed much since Fallout 3, which released early on in the previous console cycle.
By the time the next Fallout comes, the PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpion would have been out for a while (and depending how long they take, the next generation of consoles might have been released too), meaning Bethesda really have to start making an effort with their graphics. It’s not the most important thing in the world to a gamer, but Fallout 5 can’t be rocking the same standard of visuals as Fallout 3 over a decade later.