Fallout 4’s player freedom inspired by GTA 5

By Matt Martin
22 June 2015 13:31 GMT

Todd Howard, director of Fallout 4, wants to create player freedom in his game on a par with Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5.


Speaking to Gamespot about influences, he said GTA 5 has been one of the most successful games at creating a sense of scale and saying “yes” to the player.

“Well, in our games, we want to give you complete freedom,” he said. “So, I think of the last few years, I think GTA 5 had succeeded the most at the same type of thing we try to do. I look at that game and think, ‘Wow, I just don’t know how they did this.’

“That’s what we try to create, that sense of going anywhere and doing anything. GTA 5 does it so well. It puts you in its world and it makes you its director. It says yes to the player a lot, and that’s what we try to do. It’s just a phenomenal game.”

Howard recently confirmed that the game will run at 1080p and 30 frames per second.

Fallout 4 was revealed at E3 last week and will be released this November.

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