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Fallout, is it too inaccessible for console players?

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Fallout, is it too inaccessible for console players?

Interview - posted by DarkUnderlord on Wed 7 May 2008, 15:55:39

Tags: Fallout 3

Bethesda's Emil Pagliarulo talks to next-gen about Fallout 3 and ponders:

It's funny. I look at Fallout when I play it every day, and I sometimes think that there's a lot of old-school hardcore PC stuff in there too, and part of me thinks, "God, is this too inaccessible for console players?" There's a lot of dialogue to read, a lot of just hacking computers and looking through things like "VAT." I don't know. Sometimes I think it's just the opposite. So I don't feel like we're dumbing down the franchise.

...I think we're starting to find that there is a market for [hardcore "PC RPGs" on consoles]. People like myself and some people that work here actually grew up as hardcore PC guys, and now we're older, we have kids, we don't have that much time, so we've transitioned. We're console players now.

But we still have those PC game sensibilities. Those are the games we like. So I think BioShock has a little bit of that too. You can definitely feel the old System Shock roots in that game. So hopefully there's a trend there.​
"Console players with PC sensibilities" or if you like: How to sell yourself to two opposing audiences at once. Say you're one but you've got the other too. You're that awesome, you can do anything!

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