While the player’s dog companion, Dogmeat, won’t be able to die in Fallout 4, he also won’t be playable.
When talking with GamesBeat, Bethesda VP of PR and Marketing Peter Hines was asked if Dogmeat would be a playable character. After explaining that no, he wouldn’t be, he went to talk about the actual, real-life Dogmeat.
It’s pretty funny. I enjoyed that today. But we’re not going to do it. We’re stopping at the humans. Men and women only. But people were expressing relief and joy at the fact that Todd said Dogmeat cannot die in the game. As dog owners, we all just could not handle that. He is unkillable in the game. It would be heartbreaking.
He was actually in the office, the original Dogmeat, the model we used. He belongs to one of the members of the dev team. You can’t help but be super excited when you see actual Dogmeat walking in the office. He got petted more that day than in the entire rest of his life.
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Fallout 4 Dogmeat Won't Be Playable, Bethesda Confirms