Bethesda representative Pete Hines shares more details about Bethesda's two untitled projects, describing them as major-scale projects rivaling Fallout 4 and Skyrim.
Speaking at E3 2016 earlier today, Bethesda Vice President of Public Relations Pete Hines spilled the beans on the two secretive Bethesda projects that had been casually mentioned by Todd Howard during Bethesda's E3 Press Conference. Specifically, the Bethesda representative wanted to make sure fans knew that the two projects weren't just DLC undertakings by the studio, but rather full-scale games that match the scale of titles like Skyrim and Fallout 4.
The clarification should ease concerns from same fans who may have thought he was referring to smaller-scale productions, especially since the studio just confirmed that several new Fallout 4 DLC packs were on the way.
Here's what Hines had to say to journalists at E3 2016:
He (Todd Howard) said for sure that he’s got two other projects. I’m just making sure folks understand, like, that doesn’t mean he’s going to spit out a DLC and another DLC and we’re head faking. Like, I need folks to understand that we’re talking about big games like a Skyrim and a Fallout 4 and a Fallout 3 and those don’t just happen.
Bethesda Game Studios Executive Producer Todd Howard had confirmed earlier that the studio was already working on The Elder Scrolls 6, though he then told gamers that the game was a long way off. That's when Howard originally confirmed that the studio was hard at work on two new projects, and predicted that fans would find out more about those untitled items far earlier than they would about the next Elder Scrolls. This existence of two other large-scale projects makes sense, as Howard stated months ago the studio was cooking up three 'Big and Crazy' projects, with one of them now clearly being a return to the Elder Scrolls franchise.
Though Howard simply said this return was 'a long way off', Hines gave a more concrete estimate and said that the series return would be many years away. According to Hines, the studio would only switch to a full-steam ahead focus to The Elder Scrolls 6 when work on the other two major projects is fully completed.
Those eager to return to the franchise can still do so with some fresh content soon, thanks to the recently announced Skyrim Special Edition. The refined edition of the fan-favorite title not only gives the game a graphical enhancement and modification support on PC, but will be released free to those who owned the original game and all its DLC.
Meanwhile, we're keeping a tight eye on Besthesda, so we'll keep you posted if more news about the two mysterious projects comes to light.
Do you think the two major projects will be new intellectual properties, or is Bethesda working on a known property?