Earlier today Bethesda Softworks released some images from their upcoming The Art of Fallout 4 book, due out December 22.
As a statement with the images explains:
Fallout 4 features more art than any game we’ve ever done. Which, naturally, means The Art of Fallout 4 is the biggest art book that we and our friends at Dark Horse have ever created. This collectible book weighs in at 368 oversized pages, packed with never-before-seen designs, concept art, character art, weapons and more – along with commentary from the team here at Bethesda Game Studios.
Included with the teaser images was the foreword to the book, written by lead artist Istvan Pely. Along with some thoughts about the personal nature of art, Pely also gives insight into the process that brings the art from the page to the screen:
Our process is very iterative: we start with loose, rough sketches, which are gradually refined into detailed drawings that are then handed off to our 3-D artists. And even after a model is built and textured, we often revisit and rework that model until it achieves a level of quality we can be proud to ship. In these pages, we try to show a variety of images from all stages of this process. As you can see, we carefully consider every detail of the game, sometimes to an obsessive level; this is pretty much the Bethesda way.
The book will cost $50 and can be pre-ordered on Bethesda’s store page. A special limited edition version can also be ordered, but it will set you back $85. Fallout 4 launches on November 10th.
What do you think of this concept art? Does it have you even more hyped for Fallout 4? Let us know in the comments!