Jump to content

No unkillable NPCs - is it really true?


Recommended Posts

So everything I've read about this game ever since it was announced states that you can kill ANY NPC in the game.

Now, however, I am seeing/hearing various different sources claiming that there's "only 1 unkillable NPC", but no actual source is given.

So which is it? Is it none, or one? Or perhaps even more?

Here's one source claiming the "only 1 unkillable NPC" - at 09:27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Q7V-kDGeY

Here's another one:
https://boards.4channel.org/v/thread/481404474

Both are fairly recent, and most of the articles I can find (and have already read months ago) stating that anyone can be killed are fairly old. So maybe new information has quietly been shared with the press?

Edited by Thaudal
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, Clawdius_Talonious said:

The "NPC" that you can't kill, AFAIK, is the AI pilot of your ship.

That would make a lot of sense if that's the case. When you say AFAIK, do you have any sources on it, or is it just an assumption?
Not that there's anything wrong with that, just trying to get a clearer picture of what's actually been said.
 

1 hour ago, UrbaNebula said:

Same logic as Fallout New Vegas, even though I dislike making that comparison. Yes Man was the only essential NPC. The game needs at least the one NPC in order to drive the ever dwindling narrative.

I mean, I guess I kind of get that, but what gets me is that they have been telling every media outlet for months now that you can kill everyone, and now suddenly it sounds like that has changed to "at least one" - but I can't find any sources on it. So just trying to distinguish between what's rumor and what Obsidian and/or Private Division has actually said. So far, I can only find actual sources and quotes from a couple of months ago or more, stating that every NPC can be killed, but would like to know if there's anything to this newer, different version that some are reporting. Like, did someone from Obsidian or PD actually say this? Or did a journalist with a preview demo actually encounter such an NPC?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Thaudal said:

I mean, I guess I kind of get that, but what gets me is that they have been telling every media outlet for months now that you can kill everyone, and now suddenly it sounds like that has changed to "at least one" - but I can't find any sources on it. So just trying to distinguish between what's rumor and what Obsidian and/or Private Division has actually said. So far, I can only find actual sources and quotes from a couple of months ago or more, stating that every NPC can be killed, but would like to know if there's anything to this newer, different version that some are reporting. Like, did someone from Obsidian or PD actually say this? Or did a journalist with a preview demo actually encounter such an NPC?

Megan Starks said it back in August at Gamescom:

2:20

Edited by Infinitron
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, Infinitron said:

Megan Starks said it back in August at Gamescom:

2:20


Somehow I completely missed that one - thanks a lot for sharing!

Hmm, that sounds a bit weird that the character "snuck through" or was overlooked, and that you can't kill her because they're past VO deadlines. I wonder if she will just have unlimited hitpoints, or how it will be handled...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...