Fallout 4 will be the first game in the franchise to feature voice acting from the main character. It will also boast two possible main characters, one male and the other female. Brian T. Delaney is doing the male lines, while Courtenay Taylor is doing the work for the female lines.
How much work are we talking here? Each lead character has over 13,000 lines of dialogue recorded for the game. Each. Not all together, not all the characters in the game, that’s 13,000 lines spoken for the male and 13,000 lines spoken for the female.
Why so much? Game Director Todd Howard spoke with Telegraph about this, and it’s because they wanted to make sure that dialogue choice wasn’t limited by voice acted main characters.
“A lot of games have voiced characters, but what they don’t want to give up is all the dialogue options. So for us a lot of it was logistical.
The voice actors have been recording for 2 years, they’ve each done over 13,000 lines of dialogue.
So to be able to do that makes the difference; you still have choice.”
What’s more, the duo of Delaney and Taylor produce acting efforts that are different than one another. Of course, right? These are two different actors. Howard talked about that, too.
“And it’s interesting because she may read things or act things differently than he does. So scenes play out differently depending on whether you are playing the game as male or female.”
We’ll have more on Fallout 4 as it comes. The game is set to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms on November 10, 2015.