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Fri, Jul 24, 2009 | 17:44 BST
Dogmeat almost never made it into the Fallout series because of the tech involved, according to an interview posted over on The Escapist.
The developers also never realized how popular he would turn out to be or the lengths players went through to keep him alive.
“We never expected that Dogmeat would become such a popular character,” said lead designer Chris Taylor. “I always intended that the various NPCs that joined up with the player would come to a violent end.
“I was shocked when I heard of all the work people went through to keep Dogmeat alive to the end – especially the hell that they went through with the force fields in the Military Base.”
The developers also state that the inspiration for Dogmeat came from A Boy and His Dog and, obviously, The Road Warrior.
More about the pup is through the link.
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 | 09:35 BST
Speaking to videogaming247 at a Fallout 3 demo in London this morning, Bethesda marketing head Peter Hines has confirmed the unthinkable: if you don’t look after Dogmeat the dog, don’t go crying to mother when he doesn’t come back for bath time.
What happens if he dies?
“Dead,” said Hines.
Is there another dog?
“Nope. One dog. Be careful.”
Dogmeat can be sent to find ammo, food, stimpacks, and so on, but if you don’t think about what you’re doing with him he’s not going to last very long, from the sound of it.
“So obviously you have to be careful about where you send him foraging for stuff,” said Hines. “If you’re attacking a Raider camp, or something, and you’re running low on ammo and you say, ‘Go find me ammo,’ and he goes running through a bunch of Raiders, they can shoot and kill him while he tries to do what you told him. So you’ve got to be smart about where you send him off.”
Luckily, our canine friend isn’t necessary to the plot.
“It’s an homage to the original game to have a memorable dog that you can have with you, and it’s a way to give you a companion.”
Fallout 3 looks amazing, whether your dog’s dead or not. It’s coming out for PC, PS3 and 360 this autumn. We’ll have fuller impressions of this morning’s demo in due course.