Fallout 4 is about "freedom", not being the "best looking game," says Bethesda

Leon Hurley writes: "You can always count on the 'how many graphics?' crowd to have something to say about a game's look. Personally, I was quite pleased with Fallout 4's crisp and colourful new visuals, although that hasn't stopped some from having a pop at the finer details.

Not that it matters to Bethesda though, because that simply isn't what Fallout 4 is about anyway. "We push it visually as much as we can, while realising that we are not making a game just for the sake of having it be the best looking game out there," Bethesda's Pete Hines told me. As an example, he refers to Skyrim, "it’s not meant to be the most stunning RPG ever. That's not the stated goal," he explains. "We want this massive interactive world, where you can talk to people, choose your own path and everything in the world has meaning and is an actual object"."

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Heyxyz3259d ago

That's cool. I'd rather have a nice big alright looking Fallout 4 than a small terrible pretty Fallout 4.

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ABizzel13259d ago

If you want Fallout 4 with better graphics get a high-end PC. The graphics mods will drastically improve the look of the game, otherwise be happy with what you have.

Fallout 4 looks about as good as Fallout 3 with mods, so it's exactly where it should be graphically on these consoles, and considering it's much bigger what more can you ask for, and I'm not even a huge Fallout fan.

TheSaint3259d ago

Graphics are a lot less important than gameplay.

Sashamaz3259d ago

You can have both, it's not like you have one person working in both areas.

FPS_D3TH3259d ago

It's a matter of resources and business management though. Not about filling your every last hope and dream. There is a bottom line and people are quite daft of that fact it seems.

nveenio3259d ago

If this is how they want to spin it, I say let's hold them to it. In other words, I hope they've improved the gameplay more than they've improved the graphics.

NeckBeardBSMTDweller3259d ago

Ahem, Im looking at you Order 1886

Sashamaz3259d ago

Small with pretty graphics will not make the game play terrible, the people responsible for game play are not responsible for the look of the game so having ugly graphics does not mean it's going to have good game play.

TheXgamerLive3258d ago (Edited 3258d ago )

I think people are missing the boat here. This game looks incredible. Truly. Yes its done IN A traditional fallout style but damnnn look at what we can do and iT looks damn good. This is the first truly open world to look this good.

xActionBasturdx3258d ago

Uhhh what about the Witcher?

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TheLoCoRaven3259d ago

Setting expectations now to try and avoid the fallout . . .

gamernova3259d ago

What you did there...I see it :P

TwoForce3259d ago

Fallout 4 is not about graphic. Jezz, people need to get a grip. Also, I hope Fallout 4 launch won't be buggy like Skyrim. Because Bethesda screw up with PS3 version.

Christopher3259d ago

Considering the amount of RAM both consoles have as well as them both being way more similar to PC than the PS3, I doubt we'll have those issues again. Though, it's a Bethesda game. There will be bugs. Some of them will even be bugs we like.

Perjoss3259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

Bethesda games are never really bug free, but that's just the nature of open world gaming. You can never really win because fixing a bug might break something else, and that new bug might not be discovered for months after the game is released.

BTW who is Jezz?

TwoForce3259d ago

Jezz is mean Jesus Christ.

irishyort3259d ago

I thought it was Geez?!?

UnwanteDreamz3258d ago

Thinks it's for Jeezus, but could be for Geezus.

Donjune3259d ago

I'm playing Fallout New Vegas for the fourth time on an outdated 360 and the graphics are not even an issue at all! I'm having a blast I must say.

Irishguy953259d ago

I'm just about to play it again on PC. What an awesome game

bloodybutcher3258d ago

It is?Never got around to play it on ps3, maybe it's time

Irishguy953258d ago

Imo butcher its better than any of bethesdas games.

ATi_Elite3259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

Graphics?!!!!! Has become a fanboys religion.

if the game is on their platform and has GREAT graphics but crappy gameplay the fanboys will ONLY talk about graphics no matter how lame, simple, repetitive, or boring the gameplay.

If the game is on their platform and the game has OK or medium graphics then the fanboys will ONLY talk about gameplay, trophies, exclusive talk, etc, and bark at you with the "we play games for gameplay not graphics".

if the game has crappy graphics crappy gameplay then YOU will be a TROLL for even bringing it up as the Fanboys will just deny deny deny.

so yes Fallout a HUGE and Brilliant adventure game with OK graphics Hmmm sorta just like Skyrim and GTAV will be loved by everyone no matter what platform.

oh and for Gamers sake don't even bring up the fact that the PC version will get a MegaTon of Graphics and Gameplay mods giving it the best of both worlds because quite simply NO ONE CARES about the PC.

Hopefully by now most gamers realize that for games this big Devs may tone down something so that everything fits and you get great framerates.

(unless its the PC but then again NO ONE CARES about the PC)

all in fun!

ONESHOTV23259d ago (Edited 3259d ago )

funny how your name is ATI elite but you don't like pc gamers hmm.

"oh and for Gamers sake don't even bring up the fact that the PC version will get a MegaTon of Graphics and Gameplay mods giving it the best of both worlds because quite simply NO ONE CARES about the PC". is that a joke ?

Feralkitsune3259d ago

His whole post was satire...blatantly so.

ONESHOTV23259d ago

Feralkitsune. that's why i ask if it was a joke.