Pete Hines Of Bethesda Explains Why Fallout 4 Doesn’t Have Stunning Graphics

It’s no secret to anyone that during the reveal of Fallout 4 viewers walked away a little unimpressed with the visual quality of the game. Let’s be honest, Fallout has never really pushed the envelope when it comes to graphics. What it lacks in graphical power it makes up in an immersive world with a complex story. In an interview with Gamespot, Pete Hines of Bethesda went on to explain why Fallout 4 looks the way it does.

Everything that we do is a balance. We could make the best looking game possible, but we dial some of that back in order to allow for all of these other things.

Hines also went on to address that player choice and freedom are a huge thing for them.

If you want to pick flowers and make potions all day, then that’s what you’re role-playing. If you want to go shoot everybody in the head with a laser-musket, then that’s what you’re role-playing.

Fallout 4 is scheduled to release on Nov. 10 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: Gamespot

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  • Jordan

    Graphics aren’t everything a game has to offer, especially with a game like Fallout 4. The open world and player choices are more than enough to compensate for the 1080p30 graphics that the game will ship with. People need to stop focusing on graphics so much and pay attention to the immersion that these games offer.

  • Marc Villa

    I agree with you Jordan. 1080p30 for a game like Fallout is perfectly fine.