Fallout 3 and Skyrim (opens in new tab) had a lot to say - in the most literal sense - but Fallout 4 (opens in new tab) makes their gift of the gab sound like a pittance. Bethesda Game Studios announced that it recently finished voicework on Fallout 4, revealing that it has more dialogue than the studio's last two games put together.
Many years of #Fallout4 voice recording complete! Just over 111k lines. More than Fallout 3 and Skyrim combined. pic.twitter.com/hwNu2GNg5mSeptember 3, 2015
Much of that gum flapping belongs to the Sole Survivor, who is the first voiced protagonist in Fallout history (opens in new tab) - all with two complete sets of dialogue for male or female characters. Bethesda says letting the hero speak for him or herself just makes for a better story, even if it's also way more studio time.
The impressive news did come with one disappointing footnote: the voice actor of Fallout 3's Three Dog confirmed that he did not record any lines for Fallout 4. Before Bethesda officially revealed it in May, rumors (opens in new tab) suggested the slick Galaxy News Radio disc jockey would make an encore appearance in the game. Looks like we'll just have to content ourselves with that android tie-in (opens in new tab) for now.
I admit, the finality of this tweet felt like a gut punch. Sad to not be included. Best with the game. #ShareLove https://t.co/EN2A7DNctfSeptember 3, 2015
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