The post-apocalyptic game Fallout contains a large lizard like (mutated Jackson's Chameleon) creature called the Deathclaw
Is there any evidence that the designers of the Fallout Series of games used the Rancor from the Star Wars universe as inspiration for the Deathclaw?
Both are lizard like in appearance, have oversized hands, walk on their hind legs, have forward facing eyes (even though in the case of the Deathclaw, a mutated chameleon should maybe have them facing to the side), and have a well earned reputation for savagery and destruction.
In the latest game, Fallout 4, there is a quest that takes you into a building, and upon investigating you end up in an area built around a pit. When you fall into the pit a Deathclaw appears through a hole in the wall. This certainly put me in mind of the Rancors entrance in Return of the Jedi
Upon dispatching the Deathclaw you notice that there are a lot of remains in the pit and it is pretty obvious that the raiders in the building had been throwing prisoners to the Deathclaw below.
This definitely to me had a strong hint of a homage to it.
Am I just looking too deep into this or are there documented links between the two?