In an interview with PCGames, Obsidians Scott Everts had quite a few things to say about consoles, and how Fallout: New Vegas would have been a better game without them. Read what he had to say here:
"We had a lot of plans early on. Like, ‘Here’s where the water is stored, here’s where the farms are, here’s where the government is centralised’. We had it all planned out - it wasn’t just a bunch of random stuff.”
“We could have gone further with that. We had to simplify, so we had less stuff that would bog down the game engine. We would have had fewer performance issues. We did break it up a bit, but from my point of view it was a performance-related game and we had to fix things.”
You know what else would have been a lot different if Fallout: New Vegas was a PC exclusive? The sales numbers.
Coming from Bethesda:
Beginning next week, Fallout 4’s Update 1.9 on PlayStation 4 adds support for the power of the PlayStation 4 Pro console. The update provides enhanced lighting and graphic features, including:
- Native 1440p resolution
- Enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs
- Enhanced Godray effects
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Check out some screenshots after the break!