Since the creation of single-player open-world titles, it’s always been everyone’s dream to have their friend alongside them killing dragons and completing quests. And with the announcement of Fallout 4, everyone’s favorite question is wondering whether it would have a multiplayer aspect to it. According to a recent interview with Mashable, Fallout 4’s director Todd Howard goes over how he debates whether to put multiplayer mechanics in a game.

“Believe it or not, every time we do a game we design a multiplayer mode just to see what we would do,” Todd Howard told Mashable at E3 2015. “Then we go, ‘Yup, we shouldn’t do that. That’s an awesome idea that is way too distracting from the main thing we want to do, which is single player. I could see ways it would work, but development-wise, they’re very different experiences.”

While games like Grand Theft Auto V and Just Cause 2 have multiplayer, it might be a while until Todd Howard can figure out the best way to implement Fallout 4 multiplayer. Do you think Fallout 4 should have multiplayer? Or are you fine trucking it in the wasteland by yourself? Sound off in the comments!

  • Timmy2shanks

    You should be able to hire your friends ( from another console) from a town and they have basic stats and when they player occupying the hired help leaves then hired help reverts to standard AI. This is all I want. No competitive, no spastic gta just an intelligent companion to assist in the disembowelling of raiders

  • Sonny Collins

    I don’t necessarily want multiplayer but co op with just two people would be fun. Me and my stepdad play games together sometimes and fallout being one of our favorite series, we would love to have each others back in the wasteland.

  • Boris Grishenko

    I’d like a co-op mode between a few friends, but that’s about it. If I remember right, the Adoring Fan in Oblivion was a joke character to tell players “This is what having random players in your game would be like. Now stick with singleplayer.”

    I’d like to play with a friend, but it’s not a deal breaker.

  • Dave

    I would love a couch co-op. My son and I love playing Borderlands couch co-op. So fun as a team.

    We tried elder scrolls online and hated it though. For MMO, we turn to Warcraft.

  • CrypticFog

    I’m glad they only went single player. I can’t stand how everything has to be multiplayer now. The main reason I didn’t like elder scrolls online that much was because it was online…


    Instead of multiplayer, create local to play, so you can just play with the friends you want.

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