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02-23-2014, 03:10 PM #1
First legitimate news on the next Fallout title in a while.Not how I was hoping to mark my return to the news but yes Todd Howard has indeed finally spoken about what is potentially next for the Fallout Franchise. Sadly most of what he told the fine folks of rockpapershotgun was simply that we won't be hearing much for at least a little while. However just the fact that we get some insight into the fact that Fallout (insert subtitle or 4 here) is at least in development is more than promising. However this article does suggest that the game is not as far along in development as many of us have though. Anyways here it the full article below.
It’s incredibly odd talking to a high-profile game developer when they can tell you very nearly nothing. It’s akin to squeezing lemonade from a lemon husk that’s been sitting in an open garbage bin for upwards of a year. All that comes out is dust and lemon-scented whispers of “no comment.” But Bethesda’s case is special. The complete and total lack of any sort of Fallout 4 announcement has become the thing that people are talking about. And when they’re not doing that, they’re making hyper-elaborate bogus ARGs about it and registering false trademarks. So when Bethesda game director Todd Howard approached me on the D.I.C.E. red carpet, that’s exactly what I asked him about. Here’s what he told me.
“The ARG was very, very well done,” he chuckled. “It’s a testament to our fans. And they’re doing that stuff and making mods. The stuff they do, we often look at and go, ‘Well, why don’t we just do that? That’s really great.’”
But surely an announcement is just around the corner, right? Right? That’s where things get strange. While one might expect Bethesda to be gearing up for a big reveal, Howard sure made it sound like very little is on the horizon for the time being. Things, he seemed to suggest, are still in a rather experimental phase.
“We don’t [have a timeframe for our next game announcement],” he said, “but I think it’s gonna be a while.”
“We’ve gotten fairly used to all the questions and curiosity over the years. Everyone wants information. Right now, we’re just trying to figure out which of our ideas are going to stick and finding an appropriate time to talk about it.”
So then, it’ll be “a while.” But what about all that voice casting stuff? Well, somewhat ironically, that’s where Howard clammed up. There is some good news, though. PC has reclaimed its spot at the forefront of gaming’s charge into the future, and Bethesda has absolutely taken notice.
“PC is resurgent,” enthused Howard. “Skyrim did better than we’ve ever done on PC by a large, large number. And that’s where the mods are. That feeds the game for a long time. And it’s exciting that the new consoles are very PC-like. That opens up avenues for us going forward to do things that we’ve wanted to do in the past. There are kind of random ideas we’re working on right now, and it’s like, ‘Wow, I think there’s potential here to do some really cool stuff.’”
So there you have it. I did my best to squeeze lemonade from Todd Howard’s tightly clamped mouth. For my next trick, I’ll leave before this metaphor gets any stranger.
Sorry if this post isn't up to the visual standards of our current news feed (this is my first news post in a year and a half so bare with me) but if I indeed plan to publish more news in the future I plan to add some sort of template to improve the standard of these post both visually and editorially.
It blows to hear the game isn't very far into development, but I'm glad to hear that they are listening to the fans and are planning to add lots of new stuff. I'm planning to get this game on steam when it comes out.