One of the big things that is no secret is that the Wave 4 demo hasn’t been doing so well regarding the overall performance. A big reason with that was that there was simply too much going on with physics calculations and the already relatively large map itself. So what were our options to try and improve the performance? There were a few ideas, of which some are still not fully implemented, but one of the biggest ones was a dedicated system that should handle the loading of our game scene(s).

When we first read about Fallout 4 not including a repair system, many on the Design Team were a little annoyed. Repairing played an important role at providing a variety in weapon and armor stats, a reason to not always use the "best" weapon, and an use for all those random weapons you found.

One of the most important parts to design properly while developing a large scale game like this, whether the player realizes it or not, is the weapons in the game. How they look, how they are used and how they function, it all plays part in the immersion and what weapons the player ends up using while playing the game (now who would like using an ugly gun while traveling the wasteland? We know we don’t…). While the visuals are important, the weapons still have to be able to work as a part of the game and be reasonable to make without tremendous amounts of extra work for each weapon.