Bethesda’s marketing executive Pete Hines has announced his company’s next title Fallout 4 is “basically done.” Hines explains it’s too late in the game to add any new features and it’s now time to focus on polishing what they already have.
“Let’s be honest, [right now] it doesn’t matter what anybody wants for a feature in Fallout 4,” Hines said. “The game is basically done. It was by and large done before we announced it, in terms of the features going in. You’re not adding new features in May, June, July in the year you’re releasing; you’re trying to get everything fixed.”
This shouldn’t be much of a surprise since Bethesda is known to announce games that are pretty much complete. Hines assured that Bethesda paid attention to the forums and reviews for Fallout 3 as well as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to make sure Fallout 4 was everything it could be.
“All of that stuff is important. A good developer knows how to take all that and figure out how to address is,” Hines said. “You can do anything, you just can’t do everything. So you have to be able to prioritize and figure out what are the big wins, what are the challenges you’re going to tackle, and what are the things you just don’t have the bandwidth to take on.”
This has to be one of the most exciting releases for me this year and we can expect Bethesda to make a quality game. Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10th of this year.