River, The Real Dog That Inspired Fallout 4's Dogmeat, Has Died

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River, the real-world dog that inspired Fallout 4‘s Dogmeat, has died. River’s owner, Joel Burgess, confirmed the news in a heartfelt goodbye posted on social media.

“I said goodbye today to River, who most of you know as Fallout 4’s Dogmeat,” Burgess said. “Heartbroken doesn’t cover it, but I won’t eulogize her here. For twitter, I thought it’d be appropriate to look back at her impact on that game.”

Across a series of tweets, Burgess revealed a series of fascinating deals and insider information about how Bethesda went about putting River into Fallout 4 as Dogmeat. Burgess also spoke about how the studio wanted to avoid making Dogmeat feel like a “canine weapon and nothing more.”

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