Since the reveal of Fallout 4, each small bit of new info has been fascinating, but this may be the most interesting tidbit yet. Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios, Todd Howard, and Vice President of Marketing, Pete Hines, have shared a bit on Fallout 4‘s customization.
Pete Hine’s stated earlier that anything in the world can be touched and that the game is supposed to be interactive in every way. Now, he adds to that by explaining how this will benefit your gameplay experience and widen your crafting and customization options.
“In Fallout 4, you don’t go into some menu and say, ‘I want a house like this’, and then the game builds it. No, you’re putting down the floor and ceiling and deciding where the lights go and stringing in the copper wire.” Hine said to The Guardian. “It’s somewhat akin to games like Minecraft – if you give people the tools to express their creativity, they will go apeshit, and make stuff you never contemplated in a million years. You can’t change the entire world in Fallout 4, but there are a lot of spaces that you can make your own, if you want to. That’s super important.”
Todd Howard continued to further elaborate how this will allow you to collect several pieces of what you first think is junk, and turn it into an addition to your weapon.
“In Fallout 4 that element has been greatly expanded. Now players are able to collect and strip down dozens of seemingly benign objects to create and customise weapons. With a toy car and a lamp, for example, you’re able to add a sniper scope to a basic rifle, and there are 50 base weapons and over 700 possible modifications to discover.”
“It’s a tricky balance,” says Howard “We knew it would have to feel as good in your hands as the best first-person shooters. But we also need to get into the efficacy of damage and rates of fire, things like that. We can layer the role playing on top of that, but aiming and shooting should feel really great. Then we have VATS, and there’s where you really get to dig in. I think it appeases both sides pretty well.”
Fallout 4 will release on Nov. 10 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.