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News video games 25 April 2024, 00:38

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Fallout: London Creator Criticized Bethesda on BBC: 'That Has, for a Lack of a Better Term, Screwed Us Over'

A representative of the team responsible for the Fallout: London mod - Dean Carter - made it clear that he was disappointed by the lack of contact with Bethesda regarding the release of an update for Fallout 4.

Source: FOLON

Dean Carter, the project lead of Fallout: London, recently spoke to the BBC in an interview about the delayed release of the highly anticipated modification. In a conversation with a journalist, the creator explained that he isn't surprised by Bethesda's decision to release a "next-gen" update for Fallout 4 just at a time when the TV series adaptation of the popular game series dominates Prime Video.

I don't want to say "suspect" because that makes it sound malicious. But if you were a big corporation [Bethesda] and there was a fantastic [Fallout TV] series that just came out, you think you'd coalign it and have the big update ready on the same day the series comes out I don't think it's malicious, but it seems like a very arbitrary date for them to drop -- he explained.

However, that was not the case - the show premiered on April 10, 2024, and Bethesda announced the patch the following day, specifying that it would be released on April 25. Fallout: London was supposed to be released on April 23, and we knew about the release date from December 2023. So the creator made it clear that he felt disappointed due to the lack of any warning from Bethesda.

It's just seems like a very arbitrary date for them [Bethesda] to drop. So that has, for a lack of a better term, have screwed us over somewhat -- he replied directly.

Carter added that the case could have been completely different if the company had contacted them earlier and informed them about its plans. The creator highlighted that the team would be open to signing an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) if it would generate more trust in Bethesda.

I do understand that there is always going to be a hesitancy about working with the community because we're not industry professionals. But there are schemes where they [Bethesda] do work with community members, so why isn't that being done? -- he wondered.

Let's recall that upon hearing about the update for Fallout 4 announced by Bethesda for April 25, the creators of Fallout: London decided to delay the release of the mod in order to have time to adapt it to the new update. Unfortunately, the team hasn't announced when the project will see the light of day. In a post published on the FOLON team's Discord, we read that many of the fixes required for Fallout: London are prepared by third parties, so the creators' hands are tied and they have to wait.

Once we have those fixes, we can then work on fixing the issues the update has caused and get the mod into your hands as soon as humanly possible -- the developers write, adding that they hope the update will be minor and all preparations will be carried out smoothly.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.