‘Fallout 4’ Won’t Be As Bleak As Previous Installments Of The Series

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Sep. 1 2015, Updated 3:58 p.m. ET

Later this fall, gamers can expect to see all kinds of apocalyptic horrors when Fallout 4 launches on current-gen platforms. However, despite the fact that the world is still trying to survive the aftermath of a nuclear cataclysm, Bethesda says that Fallout 4 won’t feel as dark as earlier entries of the series such as the studios’ last foray into the franchise with Fallout 3.

In the upcoming next installment of Fallout, fans will be introduced to a world that is past the stage of simply trying to survive. Speaking to PC PowerPlay, Bethesda’s Pete Hines revealed that players will witness a world that is actually beginning to rebuild society. Because of this, hope has returned to many of the people that gamers will encounter in Fallout 4.

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“Oh, yeah. I think it was a conscious decision. I think the team was very self-aware that Fallout 3 was a depressing-looking world, but that was part of the motif that they were going for, which is, you emerge into this world having lived in the vault and it was very much, your father is on this quest to save humanity. Like, humanity needs saving. Look at all this. It’s horrible. Somebody has got to do something.”

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That doesn’t mean that the setting of Fallout 4 will be bright and peaceful, however. The game will still ultimately be full of the hardships that come as a result of the devastation that happened when the bombs fell and the horrors that followed, bringing years of new terrors at the hands of bandits and mutants.

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