Fallout 4: A dog that became part of the team

A dog by name Dogmeat is an important part of the video game Fallout 4, a it is inspired by the appearance and behavior of a pet who has spent his life in the real world.

Ex Fallout developer Joel Burgess announced on his Twitter profile that the German Shepherd River, who inspired the character of the dog from the game, died and eventually became an important part of the team. In a series of posts, he pointed out how much the dog influenced how Dogmeat looks and behaves during the game. He also mentioned that everything happened by accident, since it was not planned for River to serve as an inspiration.

Namely, Burgess is still at the beginning realized that the dog in the game should not be just a weapon, and for that he brought his shepherdess River to the studio. The idea was to tie other team members to it, which proved to be a successful plan – the more the others became attached to River, the more they began to realize that Dogmeat was not just a weapon.

Obviously, Dogmeat is physically reminiscent of River, but that’s not all – real-life audio recordings were also used for the game, thanks to which a fictional and a real dog sound the same. So man’s best friend from Fallout 4 it is not like any other dog from a video game, but a memory of a pet that separated from its owner only when there was no choice.

Source: Kotaku

Source: PC Press by pcpress.rs.

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