Todd talks open-world games, Fallout 3 on X-Play

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On Friday we let you know that Todd would be making an appearance on G4’s popular gaming show X-Play.

In other Fallout 3 news, Play.tm posted an interview with Pete discussing the game. Here’s a sample:

Play: What have you learned from Oblivion and how important a release was this, in relation to Fallout 3?

Pete Hines: Every game we make always helps us learn how to make these types of games better. There are lots of things we’re doing differently in terms of quests and gameplay balance based on our experiences with Oblivion, but also realize that Fallout 3 is a different game in terms of scope. There are fewer people living in this post-nuclear world, and so that change alone makes it a lot easier to give everything more depth and meaning that when you make a game like Oblivion that has so many more characters living in this one place, and all these big, thriving cities to account for.

Lastly, Video Game Media has their latest preview for the game up on their site. Here’s a snippet:

“Character creation is a feature that seems to improve as more companies continue to enhance it. Bethesda was able to take it to a whole new level in Oblivion by allowing you to customize almost every aspect of your character, ranging from the shape of your nose, cheeks, and mouth to even your age. This time Fallout 3 will feature a new way of character creation that will be a first in games. Creating your character will literally start from birth. A hazy cinematic sequence will start with a perspective from the operating table as you are being born from your mother. This is where you will choose your character’s gender and name. “

That’s it for now. We’ll keep you updated as more coverage comes out.

Reader Comments

  1. Great interview)
    Man, when i even try to imagine how much work is put into making such progects, i start to feel like my brain is boiling up (need quad core brain, fast =~_^=).

    I can’t wait for fallout 3 too, because F1 was the first rpg i played.

  2. Sounds like Fallout 3 is going to be quite good, at least I hope it will be strange and eccentric. Like a crazy old man.
    Surprise me, Bethesda.

    I really like the birth chargen idea, that is so cool.

  3. “Character creation is a feature that seems to improve as more companies continue to enhance it. Bethesda was able to take it to a whole new level in Oblivion by allowing you to customize almost every aspect of your character, ranging from the shape of your nose, cheeks, and mouth to even your age.”

    Oh please.

    Oblivion had 21 skills, down from 28 in Morrowind, and down from 36 in Daggerfall.

    But who needs lots of skills in character creation when you can define the shape of your nose and mouth, amirite?