Bethesda Games’ Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim director Todd Howard was present and accounted for at the 2016 DICE Summit, according to Game Spot. It was there that Howard was asked about the future of Bethesda’s projects. So far it was recently announced that the Fallout 4 DLC packages would be rolling out starting March 1.
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Now, Howard gave a little tease regarding the future of Bethesda in regards to “three longer-term projects.” According to game developer Howard, this is something that would be discussed at a later time.
“We have three longer-term projects we’re doing that are all…we’ll talk about them at a much future date. But they’re different than anything we’ve done before while also being a Bethesda-style game; big and crazy. But in many ways different than things we’ve done before.”
So it looks like they are staying within the same wheelhouse/format of the Fallout 4 style, which is something Todd Howard is interested in doing. Fallout 5 was mentioned on the fly, but Todd just laughed. Although, in December of last year he did talk about Bethesda’s future projects and keeping video games big, assuring things won’t be small after Fallout 4, according to Inquisitr.
“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. We definitely don’t plan on making small things.”
Bethesda Games’ Fallout 4 also has a secret that Howard thinks no game player has yet discovered. The only hint he gave was that it had to do with a Terminal. So is he talking about a “terminal” as defined by a stopping point for subways or a computer work station?
This is surprising considering YouTuber LAWD is doing his best to document every location on the map in which one can acquire loot and other goodies. So far he’s up to 90 videos, according to VG24/7 and it was even mentioned that he found a “secret stash” at the beginning of the game where no one thought to explore. Now, it looks like with Todd’s announcement of yet another location could set Fallout 4 game players on another crusade.
Bethesda Games’ Pete Hines also followed up a Twitter question regarding the Fallout 4 DLC content extending beyond the ones just announced. It would make sense as they only cover the next three months, leaving the rest of the year. Hines mentioned the Season Pass will include “several more” releases, according to Game Spot.
Hines also explained the price jump for the DLC for unhappy fans who expressed their concerns. It’s still the same price as it was when the Bethesda Games’ Season Pass was available for pre-purchase last year and there’s still time left between now and March 1 to purchase it for around $30 before it goes up to $50. Pete also explained that Fallout 4 fans will really be getting a $60 value considering Bethesda Games overshot the amount of content developed, according to Inquisitr.
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That being said, it looks like Bethesda has promising things in store for Fallout 4 and other game projects. With the amount of developers at the company, it appears that the collaborative efforts may turn into a rewarding experience, and results, considering they have been working together for quite a long time, according to Dual Shockers.
It looks like that Fallout 4 is the tip of the iceberg in the Bethesda line-up of games and though not much has been said about an Elder Scrolls sequel, fans can at least speculate what could happen next.
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