Tim Caine, creator of the Fallout franchise, revealed in a new trailer that Fallout 3 felt like a child being adopted by another family.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Fallout franchise, Bethesda Softworks has released a new video that talks about the development and ideas behind Fallout 3. The video features Kane, who is considered one of the creators of the series and served as lead programmer on Fallout 1997. In the video, he talks about how the franchise was taken over by Bethesda for Fallout 3.
Initially, Kane had some reservations about Fallout changing hands. He said: “I felt like my child was adopted by another family. It’s not that I didn’t like this family, it’s just that my child will be raised differently than I would raise him.”
However, he was ultimately won over by Bestheda Softworks’ vision and execution, especially when it came to translating the franchise into a first-person game. When Kane first saw the game at E3 2007, he was impressed.
I just watched spellbound because I got to watch the intro movie and then some of the gameplay. And it was Fallout in first person, and it was mesmerizing, it was immersive, it was incredible.
And the rest, as they say, is history. While purists may lament the loss of the isometric view of the first two games, Fallout has become one of the biggest RPGs out there.
It will likely be a long time before we see another major Fallout game, as Bethesda is currently preparing Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6 after that. For now, fans will likely have to settle for the best Fallout 4 mods.