Don’t expect any new Elder Scrolls games for a “very long time” | PCGamesN

Don’t expect any new Elder Scrolls games for a “very long time”

There may be no honour among thieves, but there will be shared XP.

If your appetite is strong when it comes to Bethesda RPGs, then you’ve got a massive slice of role-playing cake coming with Fallout 4 very soon. But if you’re a devout swords-n-sorcery kinda person, then prepare for a wait: there’s going to be no Elder Scrolls announcements any time soon. 

Talking to Dualshockers, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said it is going to be a “very long time” until the company starts to talk about anything that’s not Fallout 4 or the MMO Elder Scrolls Online. Getting Fallout 4 finished, and all the support for DLC and modding, is the studio’s priority now, and they won’t be talking about further projects for a while yet.  

This is pretty unsurprising; Bethesda are a studio that focus on a single game for a very long time, with a lengthy tail period after launch. Plus, the company has been quite pleased with the reaction from announcing Fallout 4 very late in development, so could even adopt a similar approach for their next game. So for new games - Elder Scrolls or otherwise - dial your hopes right down to low single-figures for the time being. 

Thanks, VG247.

Subnautica
Sign in to Commentlogin to comment
Tovias avatarShriven avatarLixbugz avatarllubtoille avatar1N07 avatarSamRothstein avatar+3
Shriven Avatar
3491
2 Years ago

Been saying this for years. The MOMENT that Elder Scrolls Online appeared in fact, that Zenimax/Bethesda would not risk taking ES fans away from the cash cow of an MMO by teasing them with a one off purchase. Its part of the reason I grumbled about the fact that ES:O existed. Until they take that offline we will never see a single player ES game. And for that, I hate them!

5
Lixbugz Avatar
16
2 Years ago

Said the same exact thing at about the same time you did sir. Sad really.

6
1N07 Avatar
417
2 Years ago

Well, they are making the next Elder Scrolls game. They would be idiots not to.

I don't think ES:O slows down the production of the next real TES game too much, since ES:O is handled by another team (I think...). It might slow down the ANNOUNCEMENT of the next TES game though. Which I'm fine with, since I would rather live in blissful ignorance than in crippling hype :)

5
Tovias Avatar
1026
2 Years ago

Bethesda is run by idiots tho.

2
Acantophis3rD Avatar
57
2 Years ago

The only fear you have is the same fear I have. I see what Blizzard did with Warcraft. They released a MMO and will never release a RTS Warcraft. But Bethesda isn't Blizzard. The fear still exists tough.

2
1N07 Avatar
417
1N07 replied to Acantophis3rD
2 Years ago

I guess so, but the difference is that ES:O sucks and wasn't much of a commercial success either :P

1
Selarek Avatar
171
2 Years ago

They dont make new games, they dont see my money. Simple as that.

2
llubtoille Avatar
245
2 Years ago

Over a decade since the last Warcraft RTS. What a coincidence, WoW's been out for almost as long...

1
NihlusGreen Avatar
662
2 Years ago

That was a aside venture whilst the main team work on Fallout. Another 3-4 years and we will have another scrolls entry by which time the MMO probably won't be in healthy shape.

1
Tovias Avatar
1026
2 Years ago

Fucking MMO shitters.

2
SamRothstein Avatar
50
2 Years ago

Could be a bluff. 2 years away could be "very long time".

2