Fallout 4 ‘Is Essentially Done,’ Says Bethesda’s Pete Hines

by Mike Futter on Jul 28, 2015 at 03:23 AM

If you were worried about the short lead time between Fallout 4’s announcement and its November release, this should put your mind at ease. Bethesda vice president of PR and marketing Pete Hines has some good news about the anticipated game’s progress.

Appearing on an episode of Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley, Adam Sessler, and Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner, Hines gleefully talked about the footage shown at QuakeCon. In addition to discussion about the new VATS system, real-time combat, and weapon customization, he addressed the development status of the tile.

“Not to over-exaggerate, but the game is essentially done,” Hines said. “When you talk about what else you are doing, all we’re doing is taking what exists and polishing it and fixing bugs. It’s not like you work until November 9 and then November 10 it’s out. You have to make discs and do this other stuff. They are finishing the game. That’s all they’re doing this summer.”

Fallout 4 is planned for release on November 10 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more on the QuakeCon demo that was only shown to attendees, check out Reiner’s extensive blow-by-blow breakdown.


Our Take
To suggest that I’m excited for Fallout 4 would be an understatement. Just hearing about the new VATS system (be sure to listen to what Hines says about how enemy movement changes chance to hit) and the weapon customization system makes me happy. I can’t wait to dive in myself.