All Fallout 4 players will have to commit some sort of violence throughout the game. However, players will be able to avoid killing in some parts of the upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter.
In an interview with The Guardian, game director Todd Howard speaks on letting gamers play how they want to. He states: “You can avoid [killing] a lot. I can’t tell you that you can play the whole game without violence–that’s not necessarily a goal of ours–but we want to support different play styles as much as we can.”
Howard did not provide any details on how Fallout 4 will support those who wish to stay non-violent in the game.
Howard also touched on the fact that Fallout 4 will have a better questing system than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. “I can’t spoil it, but we’re doing a better job than we’ve ever done.”
Howard also spoke on the fact that Bethesda never focus-tests its games, and the developer will not do so with Fallout 4. “People asked why we don’t and I say ‘I have so many opinions in this studio, I don’t need anymore!’ We really debate everything–and its a good debate. That’s why the games turn out well–it’s not me, it’s not this guy, it’s the collective. Together we figure out what we want.”
Fallout 4 will release on November 10th. The game will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.