People fussing over Fallout 4’s graphics isn’t something that upsets Bethesda

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 20 August 2015 20:30 GMT

After the Fallout 4 reveal in June, many fans took Bethesda to task for what they perceived to be outdated graphics and gameplay. Bethesda is aware of such criticism, and it doesn’t really bother the developer.


Speaking in an interview with Metro UK, the firm’s head of marketing Pete Hines said like all forms of entertainment, there is never “100% agreement on everything.”

“Very little surprises me after 16 years in this industry,” he said. “Generally speaking, we’re a form of entertainment. As with most forms of entertainment you never get 100 % agreement on anything.

“At the end of the day, whether it’s what the graphics look like or whether the gameplay is what you want or whether you like the setting, or whatever it is, everybody is entitled to their opinion. I put out information in the best way possible to give people a good idea, ‘Here’s what we’re doing and here’s what it’s gonna be like’.”

While from what the public has seen of Fallout 4 may not have been mind blowing for some, the game will contain extensive crafting, customization and base building systems and it’s a huge open world.

Because of this, as stated at E3 by Hines, the development team’s focus was more on developing interesting and new gameplay options instead of out of this world graphics.

Still, while the game may appear to be similar to Fallout 3 in some ways, it’s not going to be near as depressing visually. It’s colorful.

The developer also takes into consideration feedback received from those who have played previous games in the franchise. Hines said such feedback is “incredibly useful” when deciding on tweaking or adding particular gameplay elements.

This means there are plenty of people interested in Fallout 4, and they “still want to know more and give it a chance,” added Hines.

“So I’m just gonna talk to those people, like, I assume 100% of the industry is not going to buy this game,” he said, “and there are a vast number of reasons why they might not.”

Fallout 4 releases on November 10 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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