Bethesda was quite busy lately. The release of the Fallout 76 game was a controversial one, and there were numerous problems surrounding it. Nonetheless, fans are still expecting two major releases from the studio.
Vice president Pete Hines talked about The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield in a recent interview. He explained that these two games will be different from what players are used to.
Some of it is the elephant in the room. Starfield was a trademark we filed forever ago, and people were constantly asking about it. For TES 6 (The Elder Scrolls VI) people were constantly asking about that too. If you combine those two things with Fallout 76 where what we’re doing is a very different game for that studio, and a departure for what they have done and are known for,” explained Hines.
The games were already announced during E3 2018
Bethesda already announced the upcoming titles. According to Hines, they did this in order to prepare players for the upcoming things. He said that fans have to get accustomed to Fallout 76 before they receive the next games. That is because they are all different, and players shouldn’t expect similar games that can be easily compared.
We didn’t want people to spin this as, ‘Oh, Bethesda Game Studios is now only doing online stuff’. So to sort of set the expectations for, ‘Look the next thing that we’re doing is this, then after that we are doing TES 6’, it defuses a lot of the hysteria around what we are working on. It gets in front of a lot of the questions that we knew people were going to ask, and that allowed us to set a road map for where that studio is headed.
The Elder Scrolls 6 will have an early 2019 release, and Starfield is also expected to come in 2019.
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