Fallout 4 is no longer a rumor. Its name is no longer a whisper in the wind. Its on the PS4, the XBOX One, and on so many glorious PCs. We finally know what Bethesda have been working on for all of these years, and a lot of us are pretty damned happy with the result.
But Fallout 4 is more than just a great game, it's indicative of how one of the most respected gaming developers in the world have changed over the years. They've changed some key aspects of their game design for Fallout 4, and we'd love to see Rockstar take similar risks with Grand Theft Auto and surprise all of us on the release date of GTA 6!
What Bethesda's Fallout 4 Can Teach Rockstar's GTA 6
When clips and trailers for Fallout 4 started to hit the internet, fans of Bethesda's games noticed some pretty big changes - the most notable of which was the voice of our protagonist. Our character has no voice in Fallout 3, Oblivion, Skyrim, or any of Bethesda's other products. It was kind of a defining feature of their games.
With a lack of a voice, we became the character in The Elder Scrolls or Fallout games. We filled in the gaps with our own words, and now Fallout 4 has forever changed that with a voiced protagonist. There are issues, but that's simply due to bad writing and confusing conversation options. They'll get better at it over time, but I personally found it to be a welcome change in a Bethesda game. And Courtenay Taylor is awesome.
Additionally, Bethesda introduced a revolutionary feature for an RPG - the in-game editor. There are various settlements scattered throughout the Boston Commonwealth, and when you take control of these settlements, you can alter them. Want a new house? Build one. Want to remove every lamppost, tree, car, piece of rubble, and item of furniture? Do it. It's an amazing achievement, and it's surprisingly addictive.
Radical Gameplay Changes for Release Date
While we don't exactly want to see this happen with GTA 6, it demonstrates the willingness to change that permeates throughout the offices of Bethesda. Rockstar have been great at it in the past, but we want to see more radical updates for the next Grand Theft Auto.
Whether that be allowing us to play as three characters, and completely changing how everyone of them looks, or traveling to different cities and states in the game, is up to Rockstar. We've been seeing GTA games get bigger and bigger for the last while, but is this all we really want from GTA 6? Surely there are some revolutionary gameplay changes you'd love to have! Follow Fallout 4, GTA 6, make brave changes to your design.