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Bethesda confirms Fallout 4, explains 360 as lead machine for Fallout 3

Friday, 1st August 2008 18:05 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Betheda’s Peter Hines, talking on London today, has made first mention of a follow-up to anticipated RPG, Fallout 3.

“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.”

Hines also explained why 360 is the lead machine for the third game in the series.

“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,” he said.

“Obviously we are more familiar with the Xbox because we are familiar and the other thing is that the Xbox is much easier to take to tech shows.

“We can just pop the hard-drive off the Xbox and put it on any machine which is an advantage. Taking the PC or PS3 to these things just isn’t convenient.”

Thanks, TechRadar.

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  1. Syrok

    Weren’t there some developers who said developing for the PS3 and then porting it to the 360 would be a lot easier? And didn’t Burnout Paradise show that it is infact true?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    I think Criterion are a bit of a special case. They know PS hardware backwards because of RenderWare. Hines told me about the 360 lead thing in March, I think.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Probably not the most demanding of cross-platform releases; but videogamer popped up a preview of Saint’s Row 2, on PS3. The team working on the title were radiant that the versions were, apparently, only a day apart in terms of completion.

    THQ in general, seems to also be of the
    opinion that multiplatform development isn’t as tough as others sometimes suggest: http://www.videogamer.com/news/01-08-2008-8981.html
    providing, that is, you plan ahead.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Enkeixpress

    This explains how X360 is the best console.

    Oh and SplatteredHouse, Volition aren’t the ones doing the ps3 version themselves.. They are hiring people who are experienced with PS3 development to do the porting for them.

    #4 6 years ago