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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC, Xbox 360, PS3) was made famous by its massive scope, coupled with a huge game world for people. With Fallout 3 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) on the horizon, it becomes obvious that comparisons will be made, especially in terms of the size of the game world. Luckily, we’ve just been assured that, while the game world for Fallout 3 won’t be as big as Oblivion’s, it’ll still be huge, with a ton of stuff to do in the game world.
It’s said that bigger is not necessarily better, and it’s a mantra that Oblivion dev Bethesda seems to have subscribed to for their next sprawling adventure, Fallout 3. In a massive interview with Gameplayer, Bethesda spokesperson Pete Hines said that, though no one had walked Fallout 3‘s post-apocolyptic D.C. from end to end, it’s probably 50 to 80 percent as big as the world of Oblivion.
Pete Hines, Bethesda’s Vice President of Marketing, has revealed that the upcoming post-apocalyptic outing Fallout 3 will feature a smaller game world than that of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Speaking to Australian website Gameplayer, Hines commented, “The world is much smaller than Oblivion, but packed with stuff to do. We’ve never bothered to walk across the world, but it’s between 50 to 80 per cent of the size of Oblivion.”
“One thing we did well in Oblivion was the relative distance between you and things to do in the world. Drop a ball on the map and there’s stuff to do within a certain distance. A world of endless space and meaningless walking is just not fun.”
This can be found everywhere on the web, it’s about the Gameplayer.au article I’ve talked before. I have two comments on this:
First we know since June last year that is the size of the Fallout 3 world, it’s even talked about briefly on the Community FAQ.
And second shouldn’t people be comparing Fallout 3’s world to the previous Fallout games, and not Oblivion? What is this game then, Fallout 3 or TeS 5? Geez…