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More Bethesda PR bullshit
Interview - posted by Vault Dweller on Fri 23 February 2007, 15:46:37Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Bethesda's hype machine shifts into high gear, spreading misinformation all over the internet.
Can you give us a quick overview for any Oblivion virgins out there?Wait, so it's not an uber linear game where your actions don't affect the story at all?
Pete Hines: Oblivion is basically a big fantasy sandbox. It's a roleplaying game where we put you into this huge fantasy world and you get to decide what kind of character you want to play and where you want to go. It's very much a game where the player get's to decide what their story is going to be. We let you pick and choose your path through the game and consequently it's a different experience for everyone who plays it. It's this freedom that has made Oblivion so successful to date.
Is the freedom the only thing that differentiates it from other RPGs?I saw a mudcrab the other day!
Pete Hines: Visually it's a pretty stunning game. We do some things graphically that not just other RPGs but other games don't do. The combat system works well. There's an organic sense that you get from the NPCs because of the AI system we use to move them around the world in a way that feels very realistic - for example they stop and have conversations with each other. Oblivion does really well because all the constituent parts have been produced brilliantly by some really talented people.
What's Bethesda's next project for PS3?What do you think Oblivion was then?
Pete Hines: We recently announced we were doing Rogue Warrior, which is our return to first person shooters which we haven't done since back in the nineties with some of the Terminator games we did.