‘Fallout 4′ Developer Talks About New Crafting Changes And Freedom Of Choice

One of the features of Fallout 4 that Bethesda feels confident in is the game’s newly designed crafting system. These new systems that will give players the chance to fully build and customize their equipment. Not only will users have control over their armor and weapons, but gamers will even be able to construct their own wasteland settlements within Fallout 4.

At this years E3 event, Bethesda briefly teased the title’s new crafting mechanics by showing how the system let players swap out individual parts of firearms in Fallout 4. This gives would-be weaponsmiths the ability to fully customize aspects of their guns such as its stock, scope, barrel, and more. In addition to altering the physical look of the item, each change also changes the way that weapons will perform.

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Speaking more about Fallout 4‘s crafting, Bethesda’s Pete Hines stated that players will be able to get what they want out of item creation, while speaking about the new building mechanics in a recent interview with GamesRadar. While the systems are there to give gamers the option to fully customize their gear, players won’t be required to craft in order to beat Fallout 4.

“It’s a completely optional, freeform thing that you can do, if that’s what you want to do. If you don’t care about that and you just want to play quests and play side quests, and finish the main quest and that sort of thing then you can just ignore all of this [crafting]. Or do as much or as little as you want.”

Hines stressed that just because Fallout 4 can be beaten without ever crafting doesn’t mean that creating gear will be useless. The team just wants to support as many kinds of playstyle options as possible. In fact, Bethesda is trying to make sure that crafting in Fallout 4 is more rewarding than what fans have seen from the studios’ previous titles.

“There is a benefit to it, but again it doesn’t prevent you from playing through the game. You can [play] it and never even notice that feature is there if you want to, but once you figure it out, it’s like, ‘okay, this is pretty cool. Now I want to do more.'”

Crafting isn’t the only area that Bethesda plans to give gamers plenty of choice in Fallout 4. As the Inquisitr reported earlier this week, the game will also feature 270 different character perks to select from. Thanks to the removal of a level cap in Fallout 4, users can even work towards slowly collecting every one.

Do you plan on crafting in Fallout 4 or will you likely focus entirely on combat?

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