Brink Has "102 Quadrillion" Unique Characters

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Brink Has "102 Quadrillion" Unique Characters

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That's a lot of guys; we're gonna need a lot of guns ...

Bethesda's upcoming Brink has received a lot of promotion about how customizable its characters are. However, Bethesda wants you to know that the game's characters are really customizable. The company's revealed that the game's different attributes can result in 102 quadrillion unique characters.

Bethesda recently made a blog post explaining just what contributed to this absurdly high number:

Voice Packs: 8
Number of ways to die: 45
Individual weapon sounds: 4,500
Lines of Dialogue: 26,000
Minutes of Music: 60
Weapon attachment combinations (not counting for Resistance variations or pre-order content): 4,963
Unique Security Characters (not counting minor tint variations or body types): 4,530,240
Unique Security Characters (not counting minor tint variations but including body types):13,590,720
Unique Security Characters (including minor tint variations, but not body types)15,775,119,360,000,000
Unique Security Characters (including minor tint variations and body types) 47,325,358,080,000,000
Unique Resistance Characters (not counting minor tint variations or body types): 4,530,240
Unique Resistance Characters (not counting minor tint variations but including body types):13,590,720
Unique Resistance Characters (including minor tint variations, but not body types): 18,307,441,152,000,000
Unique Resistance Characters (including minor tint variations and body types): 54,922,323,456,000,000
Total Unique Characters (including minor tint variations and body types): 102,247,681,536,000,000

Brink is due out in stores next week, so you'll get to check out the customizable character options pretty soon. Keep an eye out for our official review in the near future.

Source: Bethesda

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...wow.

Can't say they didn't put the effort in.

I'm definitely looking forward to this game. Damn the fact I have AP tests now, though.

And people still complain about the lack of female characters.

EDIT: OH GOD SO MANY PEOPLE QUOTING ME

I like Brink because of the movement system and the team based gameplay, but the fact that it's character customization is that huge makes it even better.

And yet, none of them can be female. :P I must admit that I find it a little annoying that they chose to spend all of that time on making your character as cusomizable as possible without adding an option for boobs. :(

Umm hey Escapist Brink is being made by Splash Damage and published by Bethseda, also 4 more days.

102 Quadrillion unique characters...
And everyone will use the same 4...

dancinginfernal:
And people still complain about the lack of female characters.

Until females are added, they will contiune to complain. But this is a mute point for this thread, so lets bask in the glory thaqt is... wait, thats an actual number!?

People still get impressed with procedural content in this day and age?
I thought that stopped with spore.

I know i might get hit with low content, but screw it, there is only one way to adequately describe this:

Holy shit.

Due out next week already?

I've been out of the loop.. >_>

...I think that's the biggest number I've ever seen...

I think that number is misleading. I'm sure a few orders of magnitude could be shaved off that if we remove small coloring variations and scale shifts. I still think throwing in a female model and textures wouldn't have been that hard.

Nimcha:
And yet, none of them can be female. :P I must admit that I find it a little annoying that they chose to spend all of that time on making your character as cusomizable as possible without adding an option for boobs. :(

You've probably heard this already, but adding a female option would include re-doing every single last part of the character customization system, and re-doing all of the animations.

What a sausage fest!

Damn, that's more guns then Borderlands!

I'm so glad that I preordered this game. I'm looking forward to stomping some Resistance into a fine red paste.

102 quadrillion... I can't even count that high. And from all that stuff, only 50 styles will actually be used and copied.

Dango:

Nimcha:
And yet, none of them can be female. :P I must admit that I find it a little annoying that they chose to spend all of that time on making your character as cusomizable as possible without adding an option for boobs. :(

You've probably heard this already, but adding a female option would include re-doing every single last part of the character customization system, and re-doing all of the animations.

They couldn't've planned for that from the beginning?

This is an outrage! This is obviously a snide, purposeful attack on women everywhere, to deny us the ability to create a female character! Insulting!!!

MasterOfWorlds:
I'm so glad that I preordered this game. I'm looking forward to stomping some Resistance into a fine red paste.

Well Im looking forward to saving the integrity of the Ark and her citizens, but yeah, I can get behind pimpin my boots with Resistance Red.

And to think that it could have been 204 Quadrillion if they had included female characters.

(But, honestly, this isn't all that impressive. You can probably make more characters in Oblivion or Fallout.)

dancinginfernal:
And people still complain about the lack of female characters.

The point I'd make is that they have that much variety and yet no female option?! 'Tis a worthy and fair point to make, no matter the discussion either way.

WanderingFool:

MasterOfWorlds:
I'm so glad that I preordered this game. I'm looking forward to stomping some Resistance into a fine red paste.

Well Im looking forward to saving the integrity of the Ark and her citizens, but yeah, I can get behind pimpin my boots with Resistance Red.

*wipes knife clean on dead Resistance soldier's uniform*

Integrity? What's that? XD

Tulks:

Dango:

Nimcha:
And yet, none of them can be female. :P I must admit that I find it a little annoying that they chose to spend all of that time on making your character as cusomizable as possible without adding an option for boobs. :(

You've probably heard this already, but adding a female option would include re-doing every single last part of the character customization system, and re-doing all of the animations.

They couldn't've planned for that from the beginning?

Given deadlines and budget restrictions, that's not something they can plan.

My only beef with those numbers is the lacking amount of music. Now I know most games don't really have all that extensive soundtracks, well not shooters at least, but a game using numbers as a way to look impressive should have a little more of it.

MasterOfWorlds:

WanderingFool:

MasterOfWorlds:
I'm so glad that I preordered this game. I'm looking forward to stomping some Resistance into a fine red paste.

Well Im looking forward to saving the integrity of the Ark and her citizens, but yeah, I can get behind pimpin my boots with Resistance Red.

*wipes knife clean on dead Resistance soldier's uniform*

Integrity? What's that? XD

You know! Its... uhhh...

*looks up definition*

1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished.

3. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition.

... wow, actually sounds kinda boring and dull... fuck it, automatic grenade launcher?

MasterOfWorlds:

WanderingFool:

MasterOfWorlds:
I'm so glad that I preordered this game. I'm looking forward to stomping some Resistance into a fine red paste.

Well Im looking forward to saving the integrity of the Ark and her citizens, but yeah, I can get behind pimpin my boots with Resistance Red.

*wipes knife clean on dead Resistance soldier's uniform*

Integrity? What's that? XD

I think thats the thing that people use to keep their pants up.....

Also, despite all that customization, it'll be the same 3 or 4 characters in all black over and over and over and over...

Keep begging for female characters, and they'll just stick boobs on the male character models and call em' female. Then you'll be screaming to take them out. That'll learn ya' won't it?!?

But yeah, that's a lot of customization. A lot of people will probably be using:

For Enforcers:
1) Some kind of obvious/bulky body armor
2) Gas mask of some sort
3) Trenchcoat

For Resistance:
1) Bare chest or Trenchcoat
2) Bald

Calling it now.

And still, im quite sure that you can only spot the difference between them at about the count of 100.. This meaning that the difference between most characters beeing so small you will have to take a really good look to see it.

But even that is an amazing number..

102 Quadrillion???
like, 10 times better than the last 'quadrillion' thing I have seen ;)
I might get it just because of that :D

dancinginfernal:
And people still complain about the lack of female characters.

If they had female characters there would be at most 204 quadrillion unique characters.

Twilight_guy:
I still think throwing in a female model and textures wouldn't have been that hard.

Everything they did to make a male character, they would have to have done again.

All of those customizable options, but they couldn't get more than 8 voice actors? >_>"

Unless "packs" means an unspecified number of voices in different catagories like smart ass, insane, smart ect.

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