10 Completely Pointless Video Game Details (That Will Blow Your Mind)

Skyrim is so alive, even the ants have places to be.


Made over a number of years with sometimes hundreds of people working on a project at a time, although players are quick to paint video game developers and publishers as lazy, the amount of detail that goes unnoticed in popular releases is astonishing.

Admittedly, sometimes the attention to detail that developers manage to cram into their releases is recognised - with the likes of Rocksteady's Arkham series or Rockstar's GTA franchise often being commended for the density of their environments - but a lot of nifty little features that hammer home the believability of a game's world are usually overlooked entirely.

With that said, while a lot of amazing detail is ignored, there are some unnoticed features in games that must have taken hours and hours of manpower to be painstakingly crafted and implemented that seem completely pointless in retrospect.

That's not to say it's not cool or crazy to know that they've been hiding under our noses the whole time, but after knowing they exist you get the feeling that the time spent on making these otherwise inconsequential features could have been used on parts of a game that actually needed more work.

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