Bethesda Softworks is offering up another one of their "Inside the Vault" Q&A features, with this most recent entry giving us a bit more information about Fallout: New Vegas world builder Denise McMurry.
Can you share something most gamers wouldn't know about world building?
You have to have a bit of an artists' eye to do world building. You can just place rocks and trees all over the place at random and call it a day. You have to think about how the player is going to see the area and react to it, how they will try to navigate the space. You set up shots and vistas that are interesting to look at and will draw the player to them. The wasteland would be a pretty boring place if world builders weren't constantly thinking of ways to make it visually interesting.