Fallout 3 Discussion
I think that Bethesda is just holding out on releasing the official SDK until after Christmas because they don't want to see all these nudity mods come out that might hender sales prior to the holidays being over.
I think that's a bit strange though since Fallout 3 is already rated "M" for mature and the only people playing it should be mature enough to understand what sex and nudity is all about. Oblivion was shooting for a "T" rating at first but once nudity mods started coming out the ESRB quickly changed it to an "M" rating. That's not exactly Bethesda's fault. They only offered the tools. The way some others decided to craft the game with theirs should have nothing to do with Bethesda's *original* work! Besides, what's wrong with society in general? Why is it ok for young kids to be exposed to so much violence and carnage but not allowed to see naked chicks prancin around? WTF?!?!
Anyways, for most of us, it doesn't matter what a game is rated. Most of us are adults anyhow and can buy and expose ourselves to whatever we want. Bethesda could offer the SDK off their website and require an age verification to be able to download it. That clears them of any wrong doing if some underaged kid *lies* about his age to download it and make porn mods.
Anyways, this is OUTSTANDING news and it's a step towards us getting much more content into Fallout 3 so that it too may be as good as Fallout 2 was.
[Edited by 42N8Son, 11/4/2008 6:43:26 AM]
Have to say that your right about the T & M thing.
btw, I was allowed to play 16 & 18 games when I was 10 years old ^^
[Edited by Mangekyou, 11/4/2008 6:57:24 AM]
[Edited by 42N8Son, 11/4/2008 6:56:31 AM]
Most informative. Thank you very much, I appreciate the speedy explanation. Now, why wait till after Christmas to release it? Ratings have no deadlines anyway...
This doesn't mean that mods can't be created, it just means that those mods will be limited and basic. For instance, new buildings, characters, and creatures are not possible to create without the SDK.
It would be completely foolish for Bethesda to not release the SDK since Oblivion is still earning them sales from people who've seen the work that the modding community has done for that game. There are all sorts of porn mods for it but there are also new creature mods, new town and city mods, new armor mods, new weapon mods, new magic mods, etc etc etc.
If we want to see Fallout 3 mimic the world of Fallout 2 and add all the options that Fallout 2 had then the SDK will be much needed. Plus, the SDK makes modding MUCH MUCH faster and easier for those who know how to use it. It's a lot easier to use than a HEX editor by far.
In my opinion, I think Fallout 3 would boost sales if they were to release the SDK right now, regardless of the holidays, since many Oblivion fans and modders have refused to pick up a copy of Fallout 3 if the SDK is not going to be released for it.
Also, I truly believe that companies that release SDKs with their games are able to limit the amount of pirating they get otherwise. Most people want an offical copy of the game when they create mods. This is because they want to make sure those mods they create will be compatible with everyone else's game. Pirated copies are often buggy and not as stable so for modding and to run mods it's best to own an authentic copy of the software.
I'm thinking they'll breakdown and release it soon. There's just too much of a demand for it. They'll see very quick that Fallout 3 won't have the same lasting appeal and future sales that Oblivion has had unless they cough up the SDK. But we'll see!
And ofcourse maybe someday we will see the return of gauss-guns
Bethesda knows this and they will get it out eventually.
But the nudity thing is also part of the reason. Bethesda does not need any controversy with this game over the holidays. that and they want to sell their own DLC (most likely coming in late november/december) as well.
I say SDK probably end of january.
But honestly it's amazing that in only 7 days we have 60 mods some of which are incredibly helpful.
and just another reason why PC>Console
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