Fallout Games to Be Completely Developed Internally in the Future: Bethesda

Doris Richards
July 23, 2018

It's hard to imagine that Bethesda will actually farm out the Fallout franchise given that they're willing to make projects like Fallout 76 (which is the kind of game that may have been outsourced in the past). We [also] get asked a lot to remaster [1997's] Fallout 1, and I usually say, if you have a PC you can play Fallout the way it was. Howard reckons Obsidian was top notch with New Vegas, though: "I thought the Obsidian guys did a fabulous job".

Howard adds that while Fallout 76 has an online focus - much like DayZ and Rust - it differs immediately in that it retains the solo play of the series. This meant the addition of true survival allowing the player to manage their hunger and thirst, the ability to customise most weapons with modifications and the reintroduction of the reputation system between factions that was last seen in Black Isle Studio's Fallout 2 in 1998. Bethesda is a much larger studio than it was in 2010.

"For Skyrim Remastered, we had done some work on it but it was already pretty visually close", Howard tells The Guardian. "I think streaming technology is definitely coming, and it's gonna make people's access to games infinitely easier". "But for something like Morrowind, my personal preference is not to remaster it".

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The Bethesda head also highlighted advances in backwards compatibility as even more of a reason to let the studio's older library be.

As a huge fan of Morrowind, I would love to see that RPG get the remaster treatment, though I can understand their reasoning behind pulling back.

According to Hines, "In our game, if that's how you want to play, you do that with other players, you trade with other people, you travel around the map and buy and sell stuff from folks". I always felt that way ...


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