‘GTA V’ Is The Genius Behind Fallout 4, Todd Howard Reveals

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) has come a long way from the GTA franchise and undoubtedly, GTA V offers one of the best free-roam worlds in the gaming industry. In terms of size, graphics, and player interaction, GTA V has succeeded in giving the player the ultimate freedom to do whatever he chooses to do inside the GTA V world.

At this point, it seems GTA V has not just inspired GTA V players and modders; fellow game creators have actually taken a liking to what GTA V is delivering to gamers around the world. In fact, one of the biggest titles to come to the gaming world, Fallout 4, is actually created with GTA V in mind, Segment Next reports.

In an interview with Gamespot, Todd Howard from Fallout 4′s studio Bethesda reveals how much GTA V has inspired the Fallout team in the process of creating Fallout 4.

“Well, in our games, we want to give you complete freedom. So, I think of the last few years, I think GTA V had succeeded the most at the same type of thing we try to do. I look at that game and think, ‘Wow, I just don’t know how they did this.’ That’s what we try to create, that sense of going anywhere and doing anything. GTA V does it so well. It puts you in its world and it makes you its director. It says yes to the player a lot, and that’s what we try to do. It’s just a phenomenal game.”

A lot of gamers, especially Fallout fans, are ecstatic to hear that Bethesda is looking at how GTA V created its open world narrative. Player autonomy and creative freedom is one very commendable thing GTA V is incorporating in the game and for Fallout 4’s Bethesda to actually take inspiration from this, we can only expect great things from Fallout 4. But of course, until Fallout 4 actually releases to the public, we can only wait and speculate. If Fallout 4 turns to be as “player autonomy-friendly” as GTA V, the possibilities are endless and it certainly is one title to look out for.

Fallout 4 an open world possibility?

With hundreds of mods available for GTA V players, GTA V has undoubtedly mastered the art of creating a narrative open world. GTA V’s efforts has been received very well by the gaming community, having sold over 50 million copies to date.

We just have to wait around for Fallout 4 coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this November. Until then, we can lounge around GTA V’s Los Santos for now.

[Image courtesy of Bethesda Studios]