The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim seems to be the gift that keeps on giving, with new details coming out about the game some 7 years after it released. It helps that Bethesda continues to re-release (or port) the game on every platform under the sun, and in turn keeps the game in the conversation and the public eye.
Just this week, Bethesda artist Jonah Lobe shared a fun little detail about his efforts in Skyrim, specifically with regards to the giants in the game. As Lobe explained in a Tweet, the giants were designed after his father.
Lobe made it a bit morbid by asking fans to retweet the Tweet if they had if they had killed his dad, but it was all in good fun. He even shared an image of his dad from when Lobe was a kid, so fans can compare the lumbering brutes from Skyrim with their real life inspiration.
An in-game screenshot from reality: pic.twitter.com/UNTtziOaj5— Jonah Lobe (@Jonahlobe) February 28, 2018
Even if they never defeated a giant, most Skyrim players should be plenty familiar with Lobe’s work, as he was also responsible for the design of the dragons in the game. No they aren’t based on anything from Lobe’s life, but Skyrim’s dragons are easily one of its most iconic elements, so much so that modders would reskin them with funny veneers like Thomas the Tank Engine and Macho Man Randy Savage.
While it has become a joke in recent months, Skyrim’s popularity has allowed it to expand past its release platforms and make it to almost every home console on the market. Just last year, Skyrim released for Switch with new a new control scheme and special add-ons for Legend of Zelda fans.
However, Switch seems like the logical endpoint for Skyrim and eventually, Bethesda Game Studios will turn its attention to Elder Scrolls 6. But that isn’t bound to happen as soon as some fans hope since Bethesda Game Studios has at least two triple-A titles to release before the next Elder Scrolls game.
At any rate, hopefully Lobe gets an opportunity to lend his talents to the next Elder Scrolls game. Perhaps he can sneak some other family members into the design of the game.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available on every video game console you can possibly imagine.