An interview with Fallout 4 video game developer Todd Howard teased his future plans at Bethesda Games. Since the release of the recent post-apocalyptic game, he and has team plan on taking a break and later once again wreaking havoc on sizable future projects. according to GameSpot.
A previous report about the Fallout 4 video game already has big plans for 2016, according to Tech Insider, and those two are the expansions to the game via DLC (downloadable content). The Season Pass was made available for pre-order. Secondly, there’s the modular, or “mod,” portion coming out next year for the game via the Creation Kit, mentioned by Howard, who thinks that the “sky’s the limit.” Although there are currently mods now due to players’ own creations via their PC’s, the Creation Kit will be available to console video game players for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which will be made easy to install versus their PC counterparts, where the kit can also be installed.
Todd talked about game projects in the future in regards to the size of future projects. He teased that he and his team like “big games,” and also mentions they “have lots of ideas,” according to GameSpot.
“I just see so many things that we could do. I like to make big games, the team likes to make big games. We have lots of ideas. We plan on taking a break and coming back and finding out where those ideas take us.”
When asked about keeping things small after Fallout 4, Howard said the following.
“But no — we definitely don’t plan on making small things.”
So far, there’s been talks of a Skyrim 2 or Elder Scrolls 6 development not even mentioned as of late, according to MNR Daily, but Bethesda Softworks PR and marketing guru Pete Hines did say it “will be around in a few years.” It seems right now, publicly, it’s a twinkle in daddy’s eye. Considering that the Elder Scrolls series of games tend to release every four years, one can speculate that would put the video game sequel at 2019.
The Skyrim 2 video game name was mentioned by Bethesda Softworks vice-president Hines, according to Cross Map, and thus mentions that Bethesda’s focus is on quality and not “what’s our 25 titles for 2015.” With that said, it’s speculated that even updates for the future game projects could be available around 2018.
As far as the subtitle is concerned, it’s unknown if the future project would be named Elder Scrolls 6. “Redguard” and “Argonia” were thoughts, but considering that there is a Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard, one would probably go ahead and dismiss that idea.
That being said, it seems most ideas about the future of Bethesda’s video game projects and other opinions go on to figure the kinds of ideas would be lent to Skyrim 2. For instance, GamingBolt reported in regards bringing forth Fallout 4 settlement and workshop mechanics into the Fantasy RPG video game. It was theorized that by doing this in Skyrim 2 (or Elder Scrolls 6) would make it “seemingly be even bigger than what you’re talking about in Fallout 4.”
It was also thought that in the world of Skyrim comes a rather well populated world compared to the wasteland and thus a settlement community would offer a bit more practicality and usefulness to the fantasy-based game. Gaming Bolt reports as follows.
“This would literally just be about putting a new skin on something they’ve already perfected.”
For now, future video game projects that are receiving more current attention are regarding Fallout’s expansions which fans can look forward to next year in 2016. So should you be content with just relishing the post-apocalyptic world for now, instead being too eager for future Bethesda projects? First things first, why put the cart before the video game horse, right?
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