Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update Goes Overboard With Voice Actors

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Issues regarding Fallout 76 are no secret. The troublesome launch of the game has surely affected the reputation of the Fallout IP. For the past year, developers have been hard at work to patch the game to an acceptable state. The upcoming Fallout 76 Wastelanders DLC will surely help that cause. The highly awaited expansion will finally add NPCs in the game. This task was not easy for the developers.

In an interview with USgamer, Bethesda Vice President Pete Hines talked about the development of Wastelanders and how Bethesda may have gone too far with it. He claimed voice actors were hired to provide the voice for NPCs, however developers went above and beyond with the recordings, which in turn increased the budget allotted for the project. "They went much beyond what they were budgeted to do because designers can't help themselves. So they blew past their word count budgets," he said.

He also added that it takes a lot of effort to develop new content. Unfortunately, players go through the new content incredibly fast, which is why Bethesda is aiming to make things more repayable. "There's just no reasonable cadence that you can put out large volumes of quest content, that will keep up with the extent to which players burn through it, because it's gonna take you six months, nine months, a year to make content that they're gonna burn through in two weeks," Hines said.

Fallout 76 post-launch content is very similar to Bethesda’s other multiplayer title, Elder Scrolls Online. Both have received several patches alongside post-launch content which aims to increase the life of the game. Fallout is also getting a new initiative called One Wastelanders, it is very similar to Elder Scroll Online’s One Tamriel. This will allow players to play with their friends who belong to different factions and have different levels.

The Fallout 76: Wastelanders update will launch for free on April 7 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

So what do you think? Are you excited about the Fallout 76: Wastelanders expansion? Have you stopped playing the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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