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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Interview ] - More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

Pete Hines was interviewed by Shack News about Bethesda, Oblivion, Fallout 3, and some other stuff. Not much new has been said, although there were some interesting bits. Here are some snippets:

Shack: So you're pretty far into development, I'd think?

Pete Hines: We're a fairly good ways away. Projects reach different stages of development based on how many people are working on them. You can have eight people working on a project for a year and a half and still consider yourself in preproduction just because they spend so much time speccing out what they want to do and how it's going to be implemented. But yeah, we've got a full team working on it now. Of course, as we said with all of our stuff, we don't believe in showing it or even talking about it until we can say, "This is what we're going to do." That time is not that far off.

Shack: This year?

Pete Hines: Oh yeah, yeah. It actually shocked us how long ago it was that we announced that we got the rights to Fallout 3. It surprised all of us! We all said, "Really? That long ago?" [laughs] All we had really done back then was announced we acquired it. Nobody was working on that. We just had to put something out because Interplay is publicly traded.

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Shack: Have you spoken at all to the original creators of the franchise--who from what I know already had less complete involvement with Fallout 2 than with the first game--in any capacity?

Pete Hines: We have, on an individual basis. Some of those folks have contacted us on varying levels, whether it's a "Hey, good luck" or a job inquiry or what have you. Not really formally though, no. Again, it's one of those things where I have a lot of respect for those guys. I was a huge Black Isle fan, and all those RPGs coming out of Interplay at the time. I loved Baldur's Gate, Fallout. It was fantastic. Way back when, when I wrote for the Adrenaline Vault, Interplay was one of my companies. I used to cover all their stuff and play everything they put out. I still have my shrinkwrapped copies of Baldur's Gate and Planescape. They did great stuff for which I will always have tremendous respect. But at the same time, if we're going to move forward, we're really going to have to move forward. We can't just say, "Well, let's ask these guys what they think." As Fallout fans and guys who make roleplaying games and have for over a decade, we have pretty good ideas about what we want to do and how to do it.

Shack: Is there somebody at Bethesda who is really driving the vision of Fallout 3, like Todd Howard, or is it more a situation where it's the company vision?

Pete Hines: It's the vision of a group of folks. Much like The Elder Scrolls, it starts with Todd Howard who drives everything, but then there's definitely the lead designer, lead artist, lead programmer. More than anything, those team leads are the guys who champion for things, saying, "This is what it has to play like, this is what it has to look like, this is how the systems have to work." It's definitely a group of folks but at the end of the day it falls on Todd to set the pace and and how he thinks it should look and play.

Interesting. Anyways, you can go and read the whole article here.

Thanks to VDweller and Kharn for the tip.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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ut at the same time, if we're going to move forward, we're really going to have to move forward.


Hines said and moved the quality of the fallout franchise backwards.
"I'm the backwards man, I'm the backwards man. I can move backwards as fast as you can." He then sang and back-paced out of the room.


Fuck FO3, and fuck bethesda, I'll never buy shit from 'em.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top








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Shack: How do you respond to certain voices from the PC community who make claims such as that you're dumbing down games for the console platforms?

Pete Hines: Yeah, I can't really... It becomes an issue of "Yes you did, no you didn't."




WOW! An interviewer with BALLS!












ANd it seems they have some artwork .........



[img]http://www.shacknews.com/images/image-o-matic.x?fallout3/060520_fallout3_art_02.jpg[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mmm. I'd avoided reading up on the players of Bethesda, but I'm convinced; Hines is a bastard.

Reading between the lines, all I see is "I am a businessman in the games industry, I am here to make money, and I will spout any form of shit from my lips to make you buy buy buy! icon_chick "...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

T-900 wrote:
Mmm. I'd avoided reading up on the players of Bethesda, but I'm convinced; Hines is a bastard.

Reading between the lines, all I see is "I am a businessman in the games industry, I am here to make money, and I will spout any form of shit from my lips to make you buy buy buy! :chick: "...



Hence hte current PR condition.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Pete Hines wrote:

Again, you can't make the game that everybody wants because you'll get ten different answers about what that game is.


Glutton Creeper wrote:

We know we cannot please everyone


Chuck Cuevas wrote:

So trying to please [Fallout fans] was almost like trying to please everybody, but you can't.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

PEte! wrote:
Of course, as we said with all of our stuff, we don't believe in showing it or even talking about it until we can say, "This is what we're going to do." That time is not that far off.

Well, now it's confirmed. They are going to start the hype shortly. Is DAC doing enough to get its share of the pie?

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but at the end of the day it falls on Todd to set the pace and and how he thinks it should look and play.

We got ourselves a new Urquhart?

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Some of those folks have contacted us on varying levels, whether it's a "Hey, good luck" or a job inquiry or what have you.

This caught my eye. Job inquiries? Of course, they'd only get positions on the sideline. I can't imagine anyone of the Troika trio would want to work in a small role in the development team so he probably meant some Microforte guys. dumb
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Digg it, bitches!

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"Shack: Speaking of Fallout, is it being handled by essentially the same team as the Elder Scrolls team? Pete Hines: The answer to that really has to be yes, because we just have one team. Shack: Right." Oblivion with guns? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAHruOV7UhE
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm glad Pete stopped pussyfooting around and hit us with the nitty gritty. icon_drunk

VasikkA wrote:
PEte! wrote:
Of course, as we said with all of our stuff, we don't believe in showing it or even talking about it until we can say, "This is what we're going to do." That time is not that far off.

Well, now it's confirmed. They are going to start the hype shortly. Is DAC doing enough to get its share of the pie?


Yeah it's almost eerie not being bludgeoned over the head with their cheesy fucking gimmicks like Soil Erosion! Radiant AI!, et al.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top




Perfect use for this meter. they really do not want to give anyone any time to think about this game. One day they will wake up and say " this is what it's like and it's coming out for the holidays and its got all these crazy features, and forget about the original games. They are old and our game is new and you have to buy it!!!!"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Bethesda-Bot wrote:
Of course, as we said with all of our stuff, we don't believe in showing it or even talking about it until we can say, "This is what we're going to do." That time is not that far off.

"Seriously... couple of years... no more than five... really... I'm being totally candid with you guys... five to seven years max... we've got some neat stuff, we're trying some new stuff... at least eight years before its ready to display... nine... actually, no take that back, I can show you some screen art right now!... Here's a member of the Brotherhood of Steel..."



"And, uh, here's a deathclaw..."



"And, HERE'S a picture of the Chosen One's great-great-grandson!"

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Mismatch wrote:
"I'm the backwards man, I'm the backwards man. I can move backwards as fast as you can."


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Stifle yourself douchenought.
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