Locations are limited but you can “go crazy” with options in the RPG’s base builder.
Bethesda’s Fallout 4 will offer a ton of different activities when it releases this November, with one of the cooler choices being base-building and customization. You’ll remember that the developer did something similar in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Hearthfire DLC which gave you the option of purchasing a homestead and customizing it to your needs.
Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines says that Fallout 4 offers much more than that. Speaking to GameSpot, Hins said, “It’s not just, ‘Hey, here’s Breezehome [one of the houses in Skyrim],’ where we just picked a house, and you can buy it, and you can go to somebody and say, ‘Here’s this much gold, and put this thing into my house.’
“[In Fallout 4] it’s, ‘Now I’m building it, I’m actually building the house, I’m building the wall, I’m placing the door, I made the table, I made the mattress.’ It’s that sense of making your own way in the world and defining, ‘Who am I and where do I live and what’s my story in this world?'”
Like Skyrim, there will be limited options for where you can set up your base. “There are preset locations around the world where you can [build]. You can definitely build up… [In one demo] there’s a radio tower, and the developer that built it just kept going up and incorporating the tower into their structure.”
And much like some well known building games, you can either keep it simple or just build to your hearts content. “Much like a game like Minecraft, you can be a noob and just build a simple little thing. And you can also get the guys who go crazy and [can say], ‘I rebuilt the spaceship from this game… [or] I rebuilt the Tardis from Doctor Who using the lights and stuff and it looks exactly like it.’ Like, holy s**t that’s incredible.”
Fallout 4 is out on November 10th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. What are your thoughts on the base-building options? Let us know in the comments.