Bethesda on Fallout 3 PC spec: It will be “similar to what Oblivion was for its time”

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 17 April 2008 13:38 GMT

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Speaking to videogaming247 at Zenimax’s London office this morning, Bethesda marketing chief Peter Hines has said that the PC version of Fallout 3 should have the same impact Oblivion had in terms of technical prowess when it released in 2006.

“The goal is that it’s similar to what Oblivion was for its time,” he said. “So, it’s not Crysis but it’s not solitary, and hopefully it’s as scalable as possible. So if you’ve got a shit-hot machine and you’ve got all the latest video cards, and whatnot, then it’ll look amazing, but if you’ve got a standard gaming rig then it still runs good.”

In terms of a final PC spec for the game, Hines said it was still too early in the development cycle to be able to give a definite list.

“I can’t tell you what that is yet,” he said. “We don’t really hone in on what that’s going to be until we get into optimisation. Right now we’re still messing with a lot of stuff.”

Fallout 3 ships for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 this autumn. And it looks amazing, by the way. We’ll bring full impressions after ze news.

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