Bethesda Game Studios doesn’t just take creating a new world seriously, they live in it for years before the project is released. That’s what a new post on Bethesda.net explains as some new insight into the art of Fallout 4 has just been released by Bethesda Softworks today.
Istvan Pely, who is the lead artist on Fallout 4, wrote a brief foreword, from the upcoming book The Art of Fallout 4, about the artistic nature of Fallout 4 and what the team has put into this part of the game. “Each day, new content is added or iterated on, and the world gradually takes form, gains detail, and becomes real.”
It’s certainly a nerve-wracking thought to have invested years and years of time into creating a world like Fallout 4’s, and then in one fall swoop open it up to the entire world. “Creating art is a very personal thing.” Developers often admit to putting pieces of themselves into the games they make, and anyone who has created some form of art can relate to that. Pely spoke about what all went into creating the world of Fallout 4 and what fans may encounter along their journey.
“A project of this complexity and scope requires extensive planning, structure, and organization, but our best work comes from the cumulative result of all these personal touches made by many creative individuals. You will encounter numerous things of this kind during your travels in the Wasteland—things that might have originated as an unexpected but inspired doodle or a little idea that an individual or group came up with, were passionate about, and then added to the game,” Pely wrote.
For those who are wondering, Bethesda Softworks will be releasing The Art of Fallout 4 book on Dec. 22. It is comprised of 368 pages and is “packed with never-before-seen designs, concept art, character art, weapons and more – along with commentary from the team here at Bethesda Game Studios.”
Pely made sure to comment that despite the importance and value of the game’s art, there have been plenty of other teams and developers who have put in countless hours to build Fallout 4. “I hope this book gives you some sense of what it’s like to see a world materialize around you from scratch. It truly is an amazing thing to experience and a privilege to be a part of,” Pely wrote.
The wait is nearly over for gamers as Fallout 4 is now less than two weeks away from being released worldwide. Bethesda Softworks will release the game for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Nov. 10. Head on over to Bethesda’s site for some preview images released from the book.