The Fallout series has been one of those gaming franchises that has consistently improved on each iteration.
Fallout: New Vegas improved upon Fallout 3 whilst Fallout 4 has, undoubtedly, topped what came before. A lot of that is down to Bethesda Game Studios' executive producer, Todd Howard, and his determination to make the game as good as it possibly can be.
He's been known to spends months on small, almost insignificant portions of his games and is hugely revered in the gaming world - and it's easy to see why. Both Fallout and The Elder Scrolls have become hugely successful titles and solidified Bethesda Game Studios' place as the foremost RPG developers working today.
What's more interesting, in fact, is just how often they've been approached to turn both Fallout and Elder Scrolls into a film series. What with the upcoming Warcraft and Assassin's Creed, not to mention the long-awaited Splinter Cell, film adaptations of gaming titles are becoming a reality.
For his part, Howard's been protective of his games. "We've had a couple of in-roads, particularly with Fallout, which is a bit stickier than Elder Scrolls, but everybody's kind of asked and I've taken a number of meetings over the years and nothing quite clicked where I felt, 'Oh, that would be as good as the game,'" he explained in a recent interview.
"I would say we have a pretty high bar as far as what we would want it to be if it ever happened and nothing's quite clicked. Even little things like, 'What does the vault suit look like?' - every little thing we obsess over so the game is the thing where it really exists."
In a way, that's pretty admirable of Howard that he favours protecting the game and its experience over making something inferior simply for the sake of an easy cheque. Not only that, the sales figures for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim are such that it's easy for Howard and Bethesda to turn down a lucrative Hollywood deal when they don't need the injection of cash.
For his part, Howard hasn't entirely ruled out making a film adaptation of either Fallout or Elder Scrolls, saying that "nothing really has clicked where - the games are popular enough and that's their identity."
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