Todd Howard: “Fallout really does matter”

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In a thread on the official Bethesda Fallout boards, executive producer Todd Howard takes a few moments to speak about the upcoming game, Bethesda’s responsibility to the the franchise and the fans and just how much he likes super heroes. Howard made great effort to emphasize to boar dmembers that the company does see Fallout as an important product .

“To say we care about Fallout would be an epic understatement. We are excited/humbled to be the ones to bring it back. I know we don’t have all the right answers, or the one’s you would make when it comes to how it should be or look. We can only do what we think is right and what makes us the most excited, and that’s what we’ve done. We’ve left no stone unturned in trying to find Fallout’s “soul”, but those decisions are ours, not yours. I just hope you give the game a look and decide if that soul is there for you.”

“I think I know what it feels like to adopt kids now, because we adopted Fallout and for the last 3 years we have been doing our best to care for it, and now I love it like it had been our child forever; and soon, very soon, we can show him to the world again. I think he’s got something to say, and I think it’s important.”

Howard also answers a number of questions about his inspirations and talks about user populated forums as well. The thread itself contains “Meet the Developer” segments and will be of interest to fans of Fallout and game design in general.

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