Originally Posted by vmatt1203
While personally I think FO4 looks fantastic, I really dont think people understand how a game is made. Look at the budgets for lets say GTA:V vs Fallout 4.
GTA V development officially started in Sept. 2009 (according to official statement by take two) and was launched in 2013 for 360 and ps3, it looked like crap. Good for that generation, but crap. The another full 2 years go by for it to finally be released on PC. They had 6 years and $265,000,000.00 THATS 265 MILLION DOLLARS to improve upon its engine, graphics and detail. One LARGE studio focusing on one game for 6 YEARS.
According to what I can find Fallout 4 officially started production shortly after the release of Elder scrolls: Skyrim on a QUARTER OF THE BUDGET that went into GTAV with a studio that is much smaller and had less time to push out a working title, mind you they only have one go at it; its there first game with this rendition of creation engine. Fallout has much more to interact with than GTA and much more detail.
What I am trying to point out is:
6 years and $265 Million (and 3 tries at a release) = GTAV PC
3 years and about $66 Million = Fallout 4
YOU CANT COMPARE THEM GRAPHICALLY.
Fallout is in a class of its own, and it is reining king. show me another Post Apocalyptic game of this detail, and amount of content, and this good of graphics and I will gladly eat my own words.
I am not sure why I am answering since you find this game graphics fantastic but here goes (And this coming from someone actually working in games industry)
GTA V is available on five platforms, versus three for FO4. I cannot stress enough what a significant difference that is in terms of production, developing, QA/cert etc. and how many extra costs are involved. Also you might wanna check CDPR budget and size as company compared to beth. As for FO4 looking fantastic,being detailed etc. I will just not comment.