Fallout 4 Voice Actor Never Knew He Was Working On The Game For A Year And A Half
And he’s not exactly happy about it, either.
Can you imagine spending months, maybe even years, working on something important, a major product, but actually knowing what it is that you were working on? Because that seems to happen a lot in the video game world. Owing to the need for secrecy in an industry riddled with leaks, the actual nature of projects that voice actors are often working on is unknown to them.
This actually happened with Fallout 4 as well. Keythe Farley, a voice actor who worked on Fallout 4 as Kellogg, who players will remember as a fairly major character in the game, says that he never knew that he was working on the game through the year and a half that he spent working on the game.
“And yet that happens every day in the video game world,” Farley told reporters during a press conference on Friday. “I was a main character in Fallout 4, a character by the name of Kellogg, and I never knew, that I was working on Fallout 4 throughout the year and a half that I did vocal recording for that game. You show up, there’s a stack of scripts on a music stand with your lines only.”
This is actually one of the big sticking points for a lot of voice actors in the industry, the way that they are often treated as ancillary to a game’s overall development- and is one of the reasons that a lot of voice actors in the industry are going on strike.