Golem.de: But what about Fallout-veterans not liking it? Wouldn’t they wish to have the iso-view back than walking through some Gears of War-graphics?
Pete Hines: There are a lot of Fallout-fans. I am a Fallout-fan! I have a very personal interest in further games in the Fallout universe. It has to be in tradition of the first two games regarding how it feels to play! But: I am not enslaved to the old iso-view, and i am also not dogmatic if the combat system is turn-based, real time or a hybrid. People thinking Fallout has to be isometric and turn-based probably won’t be happy with Fallout 3. But to those who want some other adventures in this great universe full of nuances, details and characters, Fallout 3 will be a hit. In the end we can not please everyone.
Golem.de: And on the other hand you want to sell more games, something that could hardly be achieved with some old-school-tactic-game.
Pete Hines: Probably not. Believe me, we really think 3D (first person) was the best choice for the Fallout feeling. Because you are in the world. You actually do these things – instead of just looking on some pixel characters top down.
“Maybe” is more falloutish than “probably”. And it’s how well the gameworld is created that matters, not perspective. He should know, since he’s a Civilization fan.