One of the biggest criticisms of Fallout 3, and even New Vegas, was that the game would end once the player completed the main quest. There was no way initially of continuing on your exploration or side questing, unless you knew in advance of what was to come. Bethesda told fans on Twitter this week that Fallout 4 will change that.
The Elder Scrolls series let players continue on after the main quest was complete, so it was odd that Fallout 3 and its Obsidian developed follow-up brought the game to a halt upon completion. As well as the revelation that Fallout 4 will let you continue your playthrough following story completion, Bethesda also said that there is no limit to the level cap either.
To our fans who’ve asked: Fallout 4 doesn’t end when the main story is over and there is no level cap. You can keep playing and leveling.
— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) August 6, 2015
Considering that The Elder Scrolls and Fallout are single player games, it makes sense to allow players the opportunity to keep developing their character. While in some context, making the player choose their skills and abilities wisely is perfectly fine too, meaning they must plan out how they level up, to get the most out of their play style. Bethesda just want you to have fun with their open world RPG, and this newfound information is certainly welcome.
Fallout 4 becomes available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 10th.