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Bethesda confirms Fallout 4

Hines on picking a lead dev machine - and Fallout 4

Bethesda's Peter Hines has explained why the software giants behind Oblivion and the forthcoming Fallout 3 use the Xbox 360, rather than PC or PlayStation as their main development platform.

Hines, who was in London to show off the mighty fine looking Fallout 3, told TechRadar that the Xbox 360 was very much Bethesda's lead machine on the title. (Fallout 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Calcio  +   2240d ago
Fallout 4 comment is at the bottom. Interesting that they are so adamant that the DLC is Xbox and PC only - who bets that it will appear on the PS3 6 months down the line? :)
aaquib5  +   2240d ago
I dont think so
Microsoft must've made it worth their while.
FCOLitsjustagame  +   2240d ago
So have they just given up on the Elder Scrolls? I would like to see more of that series.
Gamekilla  +   2240d ago
thye hinted at a new elder scrolls
at the ending of oblivion....something along the lines of..."when the elder scrolls are written again, you shall be king!".....that may just be a ruse though...
Calcio  +   2240d ago
They'd never give up on Oblivion - it's their key IP. I'd imagine they are already planning the next one.
PwnShop  +   2240d ago
What about a post-apocalyptic elder scrolls game.
Mausenheimmer  +   2240d ago
I think there will be an Elder Scrolls game. After all, they can develop more than one game at a time and Oblivion sold very well.
PMantix  +   2240d ago
So wait...
They are saying the MAIN reason they are developing on the 360 is because it is easy to take the hard drive out and take to shows?

Are you freakin' serious? That's it?

If the ps3 gets another shoddy port because a dev can't carry a 10 lb case from the car to the stage, then I am just going to flip out.
InMyOpinion  +   2240d ago
Nope. They said that they chose the 360 as the lead platform because they are most familiar with it and "If you have the PC as your lead machine you have the problem of not knowing what configurations people have, how many gigs of RAM or what graphics card they have,"

Being able to just bring the HDD is a bonus, just like the exclusive content will be ;)
deeznuts  +   2240d ago
They did well with their PS3 port of oblivion.
nycredude  +   2240d ago
Just just went from a first day buy for my Ps3 to a I'll wait for the reviews before I buy. I wish they didn't keep gimping Ps3 games like this.
mistertwoturbo  +   2240d ago
I don't know man, Bethesda have a pretty solid hold on PS3 developement or porting.

Look at the oblivion port, the PS3 version runs in 1280x720 (720p) and the 360 version runs at 1024x600 2xAA (600p).

Not saying that fallout 3 will be the same, but I'm just saying that bethesda know what they are doing when it comes to the PS3's hardware.
nycredude  +   2240d ago
I agreed with you there. That is the only thing that still keeps me interested in the game. I know they did a good job with Oblivion so I will give them a benefit of a doubt, although a review first would be nice.
TheMART  +   2240d ago
"Look at the oblivion port, the PS3 version runs in 1280x720 (720p) and the 360 version runs at 1024x600 2xAA (600p)."

Well that is because the 360 got a direct port at the beginning of 2006 and the PS3 came a full year later, more devtime to get things running more optimal.

Try multiplatform games with the same releasedate and dev time

GTAIV: PS3 on 640p, 360 on 720p
mistertwoturbo  +   2240d ago
"When I say exclusive I mean it is exclusive to just the Xbox 360.

"If you want to play the Fallout 3 downloadable content you will need to have an Xbox 360 or a PC."

Hilarious. It's ONLY exclusive to the Xbox 360. All you have to do is have an Xbox 360 OR PC. lol
Captain Tuttle  +   2240d ago
Or he could have said that it's exclusively NOT on the PS3. ;-)
beavis4play  +   2240d ago
you read my mind captain.
TheColbertinator  +   2240d ago
That is unfair.Fallout 4 development should be PC first.It started on PC and it should stay PC.
jinn  +   2240d ago
i have to sometime check out the franchise
REDZEV  +   2240d ago
Home sweet Home
The Devs love their 360 dont they??? cant blame them :)
apoc615  +   2240d ago
Shouldnt they worry about getting Fallout 3 out in stores first ?
kittoo  +   2240d ago
Recent previews of Fallout 3 are negative. I am worried about that game.....
PwnShop  +   2240d ago
Thats weird....
because that's not what I've been reading. Here's the thing developer's only get half an hour with this game, that may be enough for Gears or Resistance but a game of this scale that's not enough time, many of the previews say that they haven't even scratched the surface.
TheIneffableBob  +   2240d ago
Still, half-an-hour is still enough time to judge the quality of things like the shooting, the movement, the intuitiveness of the UI, etc.

Fallout 3 bombing is a very real possibility.
Allowen  +   2240d ago
I hope they work first in a new Elder Scroll's before they launch a Fallout 4.

The Oblivion GotY edition for the PS3 had the expansion Shivering isles on the CD but ppl that already bought the original game complained and then they put o the PSN the Shivering Isles expansion for DL.

I'm sure Fallout 3 will look better and have much less loadings on the PS3 when compared to the game on the xbox360,just like Oblivion game did.
Allowen  +   2240d ago
I belive the Fallout 3 will look better on the PS3 Vs DLC on xbox360.
If the game does not look ok on the PS3 ppl will just not buy the game for the console and probably will not buy anxbox360 cause that.
That kind game attracts different type of gamers,the ones that READ reviews before buying it.And if the review is not good the game will sell a lot less.
If it was a new Mario game it would sell very well anyways if the reviews were good or not.
TheMART  +   2240d ago
You are funny. The 360 is leadplatform, so it'll probably have the best looking version on the consoles.

The previes on this game are good, if not to say great. And the lead platform + DLC make it the best version on the 360.
Captain Tuttle  +   2240d ago
After the announcement of Diablo 3 I hope they bring Fallout 4 back to its roots and make it isometric.
vlazed  +   2240d ago
So now they are gimping the PC too? How sad.
cheese  +   2240d ago
That is hardly a confirmation.
Captain Tuttle  +   2240d ago
"Finally, Hines was good enough to confirm that there are plans to extend the Fallout franchise to a fourth game.

"We didn't buy the Fallout franchise to just do Fallout 3 and then stop," he said.

"But let's get this one out of the door before we worry about the next one.'"

Seems like a confirmation to me.
n00bzRtehgey  +   2240d ago
"use the Xbox 360, rather than PC or PlayStation as their main development platform."
lol, owned. u droids better hope they have an extra year to work on Fallout 3 like they had with Oblivion. Hope and pray.
JeepGamer  +   2240d ago
Fallout 4?
Well, at the rate Fallout 3 came to us I suppose I should look forward to buying Fallout 4 with my Social Security check.
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