[Updated] Bethesda Moving On To Next Big Project

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                      The Elder Scrolls Team Photo

[Update] Pete Hines, Bethesda’s VP of Marketing and PR, has unfortunately shot down the idea Fallout 4 being the next title on the company’s to-do-list. You can checkout his demoralizing tweet here.

How could you do this to me, Pete? I thought we were buds!


[Original Story] Everyone and their grandmother fell in love with “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”. Heck, I loved it so much that I gladly put together a review of both “Skyrim” and its DLC, “Dragonborn”, that you can check out by following the links. However, some unfortunate news has popped up for Skyrim fans.

Bethesda has announced on its blog that it will no longer be developing DLC for “Skyrim”, but you can still expect updates. As stated in the blog post,

“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.”

While it is sad to see all major development for “Skyrim” coming to a stop, this announcement has a really nice golden lining. This is because the blog also stated the reason for Bethesda putting a halt on all their “Skyrim” activities. The reason being,

“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.”

Yup, you read that correctly. Bethesda is moving on to their next big title, which is still unknown at this moment (Please be “Fallout 4”!). With the new project finally being pushed to the front-line, we can hopefully expect to hear some news that will definitely cause a nice stir in the near future.

Since “Skyrim” was released in November of 2011, it has had a total of three different DLCs (“Dawnguard”, “Hearthfire”, and “Dragonborn”), which were all pretty darn awesome (Even you, “Hearthfire”).  It has been a nice run but it does seem like a good time to put the Dovakiin out to pasture. Luckily fans can still look forward to “The Elder Scrolls Online” that will be popping its head into the market soon enough.

If you want to read the full Bethesda blog post you can by heading on over to the BethBlog. Their store also has some pretty awesome memorabilia as well.

Please leave a comment below with your opinions on Bethesda’s big announcement. Are you sad to see the “Skyrim” content come to an end or do you think it went on for a little too long? Thanks for reading and follow this link to see the greatest Dragonborn to ever exist!


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Written by Jonathan Parsons

English teacher and freelance writer Jonathan Parsons is a longtime gamer working abroad in Japan. He spends his free time swimming through the Akita winter snow to his car and playing classic PC and Famicom games.

  • Well that rules out Fallout 4. Do you think it will be another sequel to a current series or a whole new IP? I’m going for a new IP all together.

    • Penny Stone

      Some people have suggested a new wolfenstein game. I’m too upset it isn’t FO:4 to speculate about anything else haha.

      • Really wasn’t expecting Wolfenstein to be an option. I’m hoping it really isn’t a shooter though since I personally believe the market is really over-saturated with them.

        Yeah, I am more than bummed out about it not being Fallout 4 also. Hoping that they are just screwing with us. It actually being FO:4 would be the happiest April fool’s joke for me.

        • Penny Stone

          Yeah, I’m still holding out hope that it’s another Fallout title, maybe not FO:4, but something like NV, and they’re just tricking us on a technicality ;).

          • “Come on guys! Of course our new game isn’t Fallout 4! It is obviously Fallout New Vegas 2.”

          • Penny Stone

            Haha yes! Exacty! (A girl can dream anyway *sigh*)