Submitted by -Mezzo- 865d ago | opinion piece

Fallout 4: How Bethesda can make use of next generation hardware

OXM - Fallout 4 is coming, that much we know. Senior Bethesda developer Jason Bergman hinted at it ("You'll get no tips from me. But the Mojave Wasteland was a fun place to explore, wasn't it...?"); the actor who played Fallout 3's Three Dog, Erik Todd Dellums, tweeted about it ("To all my #Fallout3 and #ThreeDog fans: There may be more of the Dog coming! Fingers crossed!"); and in 2008, Bethesda VP Pete Hines said in light of their acquisition of the (Bethesda Game Studios, Culture, Fallout 4)

joab777  +   865d ago
Obviously we want to see bigger better looking environments. With more ram, ps4 won't suffer from picking up a million tin cans. But, I would like to see dynamic weather, dynamic enemy interaction. Also, I would love the story to be beefed up somehow. It doesn't have to be endless cutscenes but a little more emotion in a desolate wasteland would be great. And refined fps shooting.
T2  +   865d ago
Great ideas . I will just say online coop ... Would instantly make the series unbeatable.
Biohazard8860  +   857d ago
Don't know why people disagree with you having a online friend join up with you in the waste land sounds epic.
uncharted56  +   864d ago
I really hope this game much better then Skyrim. Also as much as people hate skyrim people forget that there really is not any other game like it. It gave us random weather effects bigger environment, dynamic AI and more. As much as there was wrong with Skyrim looking at the PS3 port, it was a huge step forward for games too. I expect them to use their new engine with Fallout 4 and make a better game then Skyrim since this will be their second outing on this engine plus I am pretty sure the game has been development for long and I want to see what they can do with the next gen console and newer upcoming PC hardware.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   864d ago
MOAR Radioactive fire breathing ants.
CourierSix  +   863d ago
@joab777 Totally agree. But I'd also like to see more(and better);
Weapons, weapon mods, armour(armour mods too?), character and gear customisation and better enemy AI.
I don't expect many others to agree with me, but who doesn't want a custom painted set of power armour or combat armour? And better character customisation would just make an already epic game so much better.
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oof46  +   865d ago
Id tech graphics + Bethesda story telling = Take my money please.
_-EDMIX-_  +   864d ago
Fallout 4 could look like 10% better then Fallout 3 and they would STILL have my money. Fallout 4 is a next gen obvious purchase. Easy pre-order.

I can't wait to see what they do. ON PS4 and 720 AND on PC knowing it will most likely use Steaworks. Good times ahead!

Another thing to note, its going to take place in Boston (don't think that bombing made a change of plans)
elhebbo16  +   864d ago
even though bethesda owns id tech, i doubt they'll use there engine. they've bin using the gamebryo( or creation) engine for so long that to start a bethesda type game from scratch on a diffrent engine would be way harder and time-consuming... but if they do make Fallout 4 on IDT5 I would probably sacrifice a lamb for zeus.
oof46  +   864d ago
I did hear on a podcast that they would be integrating the id tech engine into their future games. This was before Skyrim came out. So it can happen.

Id is known for their graphical prowess, but sub par story telling. Bethesda is known for weaving great stories into their games, but they can have some jankiness and bugs. Melding of the two should bring much awesomeness.
ps3_pwns  +   865d ago
please no more new vegas and make it have the world saving type stuff from fallout 3. new vegas was lame had some fonzy sweet cheecks dude who you were chasing the whole time. didnt even care about him but the strip master dude was ok. set the new game in the south or detroit. or make up a place but with some key points from real world places.
_-EDMIX-_  +   864d ago
Agreed. And the thing is, I liked New Vega, (of course Fallout 3 was better) but any more Fallout is good. I just don't want to see that damn area again. No matter the gen. UNLESS its California, San Diego etc ala GTASA. That would be pretty damn cool.
Sketchy_Galore  +   864d ago
I have to agree, I found New Vegas's cuuuuurrrrrazy plot and characters completely uninvolving and just couldn't get into it's world at all in the way I got into Fallout 3 (yes I have played the first two Fallout games by the way). On the other hand, as beautiful as Skyrim's landscapes were I found the plot and characters just as hard to care about as I did New Vegas so I'm not exactly sold on Bethesda's next plot yet.
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uncharted56  +   864d ago
You gotta realize that they are telling a story about the human survival of the war and the conflicts and human nature moving forward in time. Fallout NV was set approximately some 200 years after Fallout 3 if I am not wrong. They can only move forward in time and show how the civilization flourishes once more after the most intelligent race on the planet was almost wiped out. Think human vs human and human vs environment themes.
Theyellowflash30  +   864d ago
Lets hope they learn how to actually program a non-buggy, glitchy ass game.

I loved Fallout 3 but the game just crashed on me too many times.

And don't get me started on the piece of shit New Vegas. That game sucks, it's so garbage. The achievements are insane. Gotta take damage to use medpacks! WTF is that.
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AkatsukiPain  +   864d ago
I never tried out any of the dlc for fallout 3 or new vegas but I replayed both games 2 or 3 times & enjoyed the hell out of both. I just wished we could have a deathclaw or one of them huge bears as a side kick. They also need to add better perks but overall I loved both games despite all the glitches & freezes. Even got to bang that chick running that underground fights. I still cant believe i kicked 3 deathclaws azzez in that pit with those power gloves u buy from the brotherhood of steel shop. Cant wait for fallout 4.
brave27heart  +   864d ago
Fallout 3 was one of the best gaming experiences I had this generation. That said what I really really want next gen is a characters whose feet actually feel like they are touching the ground instead of that feeling of floating two inches above it.

Many many other games get this right, but never Fallout or Oblivion.
DeadManMcCarthy  +   864d ago
It's about time Bethesda got rid of that horrible Gamebryo engine. Hopefully they take their time on Fallout 4 and create a nice stable game engine to run it. The Gamebryo engine limited them so much that they couldn't express their ideas how they truly imagined.
DudeJets  +   864d ago
How about a new engine and not stupidly buggy content?

Oooo or even a better main story line they are always far to short.
FalloutMutant  +   864d ago
Maybe you fools should actually play Fallout 1 and 2, or do a little research before writing a story.

LA is destroyed, and the remains were already visited in FO1.

San Francisco was in FO2.

Fallout has never been set in New York, not that I want it to be.

Co-op...I don't need them taking resources away from.core game design to throw in some lame co-op. Wait for a FO MMO if you desire this.

NV was not 200 years after FO 3. It was 4 years. It has been 200 years since the Great War, the global nuclear war.

Fragging N00bz. Call of Duty is calling your name.
ps3_pwns  +   864d ago
stuff i enjoy picking locks, hacking computers, secrets and tons of different paths and characters and such which a new york setting with some surrounding areas/ states or michigan setting with surrounding areas/ states would be perfect.

why somone would be against new york is beyond me as it has the ocean as well as some huge lakes by it giving you water exploration this time around. also the sewers and subway and such add that fallout 3 alternate routes tons of hidden areas to it as well. new york also would have more hacking and lock picking and guns. statue of liberty monuments huge buildings and such.

new york can combine fallout 3 and the best stuff of new vegas together making the best 3d fallout game. im sorry i do not see how new york could be bad lol.

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