Bethesda News: Fallout And The Elder Scrolls In An „Advantage”

We shouldn’t compare the sales of Prey, Dishonored, Wolfenstein, and The Evil Within to the Fallout/The Elder Scrolls duo’s performance.

Pete Hines, the marketing/PR vice president of Bethesda, told the following to GamesIndustry: „Lots of things don’t sell as well as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. We believe that we want to aim for the right goal of what we’re making and what those franchises can do. If you hold up every game as if it’s got to do what Fallout and Skyrim did, then you’re [not] going to make many games because very few games will do that. Like, Doom didn’t do that, but Doom still sold awesomely so it’s just about what’s the right size dev team, dev cycle, size of the audience and are we doing a good job of delivering that.” A good call: compared to DOOM, the other franchise’s latest episodes didn’t sell well, making it impossible for them to overcome or even reach Fallout 4 or Skyrim (and we mention the newest games here as well).

Todd Howard told The Guardian that he would not like to see The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind getting remastered. „I’m happy that you can play Morrowind now on an Xbox One, as it’s backwards compatible. I’m pleased that Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and others are making it easier for people to play [older games] as they were played at the time. I prefer that over remasters. I’d rather you play Morrowind the way it was… I think the age is part of its identity,” Howard said. He thinks streaming games will become a reality shortly, just as it did to games and movies in the past few years.

Howard also said that he doesn’t think outsider studios will be hired for their IPs shortly: „I would never say never, [but] now that our company is so big, it’s always better to keep stuff internal… it becomes less likely, but I could never say never. I thought the Obsidian guys did a fabulous job.” (And we have to agree with him: Fallout: New Vegas was a decent game!)

Source: WCCFTech, DualShockers, DualShockers

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