Todd Howard of Bethesda has stated that Fallout 3 is where Skyrim is taking it’s inspiration in it’s story telling and world structure.
In a recent interview, Todd Howard outlined the general build of the game in comparison to the Fallout franchise.
“[Skyrim]’s a lot more like Fallout 3, where as you level up you are going to see harder things, but the easier things stay around as well. You’ll still run into the weaker stuff and you’ll just decimate it.”
Referring to this new practice as “environmental storytelling”, Howard was extremely enthusiastic about the story building aspect of the new Elder Scrolls.
Skyrim will be available on November 11th.