Having played all the installments that came before Fallout 4, you would not expect the game to have a multiplayer – some of the fans might want it but yes, they wouldn’t really expect it.
This is because for some time now, Bethesda has focused solely on singleplayer games. Take out Elder Scrolls Online and all they have done are solo runs.
However, they did experiment!
It has come to light through an interview that Fallout 4 director Todd Howard gave that the developers even designed a multiplayer mode for it in the early builds of the game. The idea was tested but Bethesda thought better of it.
Then we go, ‘Yup, we shouldn’t do that. That’s an awesome idea that is way too distracting from the main thing we want to do, which is single player,’I could see ways it would work, but development-wise, they’re very different experiences.
So yeah, the decision is based solely on their creative vision of the game and in Todd Howard’s opinion, the Fallout 4 multiplayer wouldn’t have sat well with the core experience of the game.
There is more, this is not the only Fallout game they tested a multiplayer for! “Believe it or not, every time we do a game we design a multiplayer mode just to see what we would do,” added Howard revealing that not once did they think it was a good idea.
While Bethesda tried it out in the earlier days and know what it would have featured, what do you think Fallout 4 would look like if it had a full scale multiplayer mode?