Voice acting is a real job, let no one tell you different. Yes, they’re just saying lines that’ll eventually be put to 2D characters or 3D models, but it’s a lot of work. A lot of times you need to go in depth to get the feeling of the line just right, and those are for simple things. Now listen to what the actors for the main character in Fallout 4 had to do. In an interview with The Telegraph, Fallout Director Todd Howard revealed that Courtenay Taylor and Brian T. Delaney had to spend two years recording 13,000 lines for Fallout 4.
“A lot of games have voiced characters, but what they don’t want to give up is all the dialogue options,” Howard told Telegraph. He added, “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.”
The two actors could also bring something different to the game depending on which gender you choose. According to Howard: “We were lucky to find two great voice actors. 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.”
This proves how dedicated Bethesda Softworks is to Fallout 4. Check out just how much the main character can say when it releases on November 11th.