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Oblivion interview at Games.net
Interview - posted by Vault Dweller on Fri 24 June 2005, 14:45:04Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Games.net has scored an interview with Todd Howard of the "let's do another TES game only in high resolution" fame. The interview addresses very important for an RPG issues like teh graphics, teh physics, and teh sound.
Games.Net: Oblivion's outdoor scenes look astonishingly realistic. We've heard that Bethesda has been in touch with researchers concerning realistic depiction of tree growth and soil erosion. Could you elaborate on that? What kinds of tricks did the researchers help you with?
Todd Howard: A great many things in nature seem random, but are really based on statistics, math, and other things happening over really long periods of time, like millions of years. Once we understood how those things worked, we found we could not only create environments that looked a lot more realistic, but environments that the game could generate for us, so we could spend our time on other elements of the game.
Too bad they didn't understand how RPG mechanics work
Spotted at: RPG Dot