Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to "Next Adventure"

A post on the Bethesda Blog explains that Bethesda Softworks is moving on from post-release development for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and there will be no further DLC for the fifth installment in their RPG series, though they say there are still "minor updates" to be done. They speak with pride about the game's success, but say it's now time to turn their "full attention" to their next major project, which has been in preproduction up until now:

Skyrim has been a labor of love for us since we started designing it in 2006. We never imagined it would become the phenomenon it has. And that is because of you, the fans. It was all of you who made it a success. We can’t thank you enough for embracing the game, spreading the word, and making it your own.

For the last year and a half we’ve been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet.

Even though we’re moving on, we’ll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into Skyrim and will never truly say goodbye to it.

We loved hearing your stories, your in-game triumphs, and your suggestions. One thing stuck out to us through those emails, letters, and postings. And that is – video games matter. They’re as important to you as they are to us. It’s not just about entertainment, it’s about your time. And you chose to spend it with our game.

Thank you again for all your support. We hope you stay engaged in the gaming community here and elsewhere. Keep spreading the word. Games are the world’s best entertainment because they can do what other forms cannot – fill you with the wonder of exploration and the pride of accomplishment. We look forward to sharing our next adventure with you.

View
58 Replies. 3 pages. Viewing page 3.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 ] Older >

18. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 13:27 Riker
 
Jesus, they've spent all this time since release working on DLC?!? Uggghhh.  
Avatar 6580
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
17. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 13:10 Akuinnen
 
I didn't realize how much Skyrim I've played. I'm into 311 hours. I can't wait for the next game that isn't an MMO.  
Avatar 23266
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
16. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:58 El Pit
 
Fallout 4 woulrd be AMAZING. Still have to install Skyrim. It's on my list right after I finish BG1 and 2. I guess it'll be 2014 by then.  
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
15. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:49 Fion
 
Given the huge success of Skyrim I wouldn't doubt if it's the next TES. (Come-on Elsweyr!) Not that we'll see it before 2015 mind. And if it's FO4, I just hope they put a little more into it than they did with FO3 which I found myself mildly disappointed. New Vegas was just on the whole so much better.

And yes, now the mods can settle. I'm already using a crazy amount of them but I'm sure many more amazing ones will see the light of day before the next TES.
 
Avatar 17499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
14. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:34 Cutter
 
It's either FO4 or a new TES game. If it's TES i better be the Black Marsh or Elsewyr. Either way it's win/win! And for those who haven't picked up Skyrim yet...wtf is wrong with you? Are you all high on the marijuana cigarettes? Are you all high on the crack-cocaine there? Have you been freebasing or something?

 
Avatar 25394
 
"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
13. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:33 Drayth
 
zombiefan wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 12:01:
I just hope their next major project isn't the shitty MMO they're trying to make.

Give us Elswyr or Valenwood already!

Valenwood would continue in their alphabetical order release trend ;p
 
Avatar 36713
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
12. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:26 Verno
 
I'd like to see a new combat engine more than anything else, Skyrim is so stiff and unresponsive compared to other RPG/ARPGs. I really enjoyed exploring Skyrim but the writing (outside of lore books) and combat felt really mediocre.  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: The Last of Us Remastered
Watching: Intruders, Coherence, The Rover
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
11. Re: Hope they develop for PC first Apr 15, 2013, 12:24 nin
 
ColBlister wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 12:22:
I hope they develop their next title for PCs first, taking full advantage of the hardware, and then worry about dumbing it down for a console port. Skyrim was horribly hobbled by having been crafted to run under the constraints of consoles.


At this point in the lifecycle, it'll be written for the next consoles. So it'll look better (provided they actually use a new engine this time), but I suspect we'll still have the same UI mess...

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
10. Hope they develop for PC first Apr 15, 2013, 12:22 ColBlister
 
I hope they develop their next title for PCs first, taking full advantage of the hardware, and then worry about dumbing it down for a console port. Skyrim was horribly hobbled by having been crafted to run under the constraints of consoles.  
Avatar 15108
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
9. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:10 Blackhawk
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 12:01:
Or the domain was registered for a different reason. It was only an assumption by the fans that it was meant to be the next DLC.

Maybe it's something to do with the more recent Arena registration?

Nicely worded post by Bethesda, and yes.. now the mods can finally begin to "settle".

Redguard, Arena - I wonder if they're getting ready to update and re-issue their pre-Morrowind stuff.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
8. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:09 gradbot
 
zombiefan wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 12:01:
I just hope their next major project isn't the shitty MMO they're trying to make.

Give us Elswyr or Valenwood already!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:01 zombiefan
 
I just hope their next major project isn't the shitty MMO they're trying to make.

Give us Elswyr or Valenwood already!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:01 Drayth
 
Or the domain was registered for a different reason. It was only an assumption by the fans that it was meant to be the next DLC.

Maybe it's something to do with the more recent Arena registration?

Nicely worded post by Bethesda, and yes.. now the mods can finally begin to "settle".
 
Avatar 36713
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 11:57 Rea1One
 
Hmm I was looking forward to Redguard DLC, Guess it must have been Cancelled.  
Avatar 57386
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 11:43 Rattlehead
 
Good, now get to work on Fallout 4.  
Avatar 55889
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 11:42 theyarecomingforyou
 
You certainly can't fault Bethesda for the support given to Skyrim. While it may have been very weak for an RPG it was an exceptional game and I look forward to what's coming next.  
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 11:39 nin
 

Not a lot of interest in the MMO, but I'd love to know whats next for an ES game.

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 11:34 Blackhawk
 
Good. Now people can settle on a set of mods and not have to worry about them getting broken every couple of months by big updates.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
58 Replies. 3 pages. Viewing page 3.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo