So there’s this little studio called Bethesda that you’ve probably never heard of – they’re behind these underground franchises like Fallout and Elder Scrolls.
Frivolous sarcasm aside, the world (or gamers of the world) have been watching and waiting, eager to see what Bethesda are bringing out next.
As luck would have it, the esteemed developers recently confirmed to IGN that there are no less than seven projects in various stages of development right now.
We know two of these already – Skyrim for Nintendo Switch and Fallout 4 VR, but the identity of the other five remain a mystery.
Bethesda director Todd Howard did share a little info on these mystery projects in an interview with Glixel, however. He confirmed that two of them are more ‘classic’ Bethesda in that they’re games of a huge scope and scale, while at least one is a mobile game.
We’ve got a good number of projects on the go. We’re bigger now and we do want to be putting out more stuff. We have two larger projects that are more classically the scale of what we do, but even bigger. We overlap the projects so we’re working on them at the same time, but they’re staggered. I can’t talk a lot about them, but I can say that they’re bigger than anything we’ve ever done. They’re a bit different, but definitely in the wheelhouse that people are used to from us.
Could one of these mystery titles be the Elder Scrolls VI? Numerous top brass at Bethesda have told us not to expect that game for quite a while, but development could have begun – at least, I hope it has.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.