Bethesda has released the following images from its soon-to-be-released coffee table book The Art Of Fallout 4. Published by Dark Horse, the 368-page volume contains years of work, thousands of sketches and tons upon tons of lovely, intricate paintings. The company has also released the full forward to the book, written by lead artist Istvan Pely. Both can be found at Bethesda’s blog.
After years of living in this place, our playground and our home, we open the gates and invite millions to enter and play. This book is an opportunity for us to share with you a bit of the history behind this world, how it has evolved over those years, and why some of the artistic choices were made.
Creating art is a very personal thing. Every individual who works here puts a little bit of him or herself into the game. A project of this complexity and scope requires extensive planning, structure, and organization, but our best work comes from the cumulative result of all these personal touches made by many creative individuals. You will encounter numerous things of this kind during your travels in the Wasteland—things that might have originated as an unexpected but inspired doodle or a little idea that an individual or group came up with, were passionate about, and then added to the game.
The Art of Fallout 4 goes on sale December 22, barely before Christmas. Two versions will be sold: the regular edition for $50, and a limited edition for $85. Both can be found on Bethesda’s online store.