>In 2009, Todd Howard stated that developers should ignore demographics and installed base, and follow their passions, saying “if install base really mattered, we'd all make board games, because there are a lot of tables.”
>if install base really mattered, we'd all make board games, because there are a lot of tables
That's such a great quote I can guarantee that Todd stole it. Probably some lowly indie dev he met at GDC.
Fo4 is the most for the masses iteration of fallout yet and I haven't gotten a sense of "passion" from anything Bethesda has made in years.
I don't believe he said this at all.
As much hate as /v/ gives him shit, all they do at Bethesda is make the games they want to play.
They hold monthly meetings where they show off games they played and liked, just to see if they want to throw any of that into their games. So they're getting payed to make games for themselves.
>He just happens to have the greatest marketing teams behind him
You mean himself?
>Fo4 is the most for the masses iteration of fallout yet
His point (or the point) is about catering to the widest possible audience so that's not out of line with the statement.
Kind of a loaded, and subjective term.
Yeah but if his nose grows he's not telling a lie, and though my knowledge of the movie is not perfect, there is nothing to suggest whether his nose deals in absolute truths or in a more subjected basis of truth.
i honestly agree with him here.
too bad he threw all that out the window when it came to FO4 and instead spent all his time pandering to the wrong demographics by adding things that don't belong in a Fallout game (like settlement building) and removing features that were essential to the series (like a proper stats/skills/perks system)
>and though my knowledge of the movie
because it's technically not a lie as it's something that has yet to happen. Even Pinocchio isn't 100% sure as to whether his nose will grow or not, and there's no way to ensure that it will unless he's telling a verifiable lie.