According to the Fallout 4 director Todd Howard, open world games aren’t anymore unique.
“I think it’s starting to become commonplace. It’s not as unique, so you’re seeing it a lot,” Howard said when asked how he sees the open-world adventure game genre evolving in the future. “People are discovering that particular way of playing a game is what is really great about video games.”
“Gaming can put you in a place; it can pull off geography,” he said. “Movies and books, they can’t in that way.”