Recent reports came out saying that game developer Bethesda Studios will be able to give its focus on the development of the role-playing game “The Elder Scrolls 6” after November 10 when it finally releases the post-apocalyptic role-playing game “Fallout 4” on the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, and the PC.
Accordingly, after November 10, the concentration of Bethesda will be on the following – subsequent DLCs for “Fallout 4,” subsequent DLCs for “The Elder Scrolls Online,” development of “Battlecry,” and development of “The Elder Scrolls 6” – in that particular order.
The development of DLCs for “Fallout 4” and “The Elder Scrolls Online” are almost instantaneous for the game developer since the games’ platforms are pretty much set. It would not require so much creativity compared to coming up with something new altogether.
While Bethesda may have hinted after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 last June that “The Elder Scrolls 6” will be its main game in next year’s E3 2016, it seems that the game is still a few years away from its official release date since it will still come after the development of “Battlecry.”
A stroke of luck?
However, for some reason or perhaps by a stroke of luck, Bethesda is said to be having major problems doing the initial game development process for “Battlecry.” The developer is said to be evaluating the direction of the game development and the game itself, details the Parent Herald.
Accordingly, Bethesda is now considering switching its game development priority from “Battlecry” to “The Elder Scrolls 6.” This would indeed be the best news for the fans and gamers of “The Elder Scrolls” video game franchise because they have been waiting for almost five years for the coming of the sixth installment of their favorite role-playing game.
The last game of the franchise, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” came out in 2011 so “The Elder Scrolls 6” is really long overdue.
In a statement released by the company recently, Bethesda said that it has concerns about the “Battlecry” game particularly on whether it is meeting the objectives that they have set for it. The game developer added that they are now evaluating what other improvements the game needs to meet their quality standards.
While Bethesda is used to doing multiple projects at the same time, it normally gives a singular focus on the development of a major game over any other video games in its roster prior to an anticipated release.
Bethesda also used to develop a new game even before its predecessor comes out officially, which it once did with “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” while “The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind” are still weeks away from release. But the company has discarded that working pattern to ensure great focus on game development.
A multiplayer mode
As a game developer that focuses on the overall quality of gameplay of its video games, Bethesda does not go with the flow of things in the gaming industry.
So even if the trend is to have multiplayer mode on video games, because that is what the market and the gamers demand these days, Bethesda is not the type to easily just jump on the bandwagon, notes the Gaming Bolt.
Bethesda has all the right technical reasons why it does not like to feature a multiplayer mode on its video games, the foremost of which is the fact that having a multiplayer mode usually takes away resources and dilute the game’s focus. The coop gameplay almost always compromises the game’s single-player campaign.
But latest reports have it that Bethesda is now studying the issue very carefully and accordingly, it will foray into a multiplayer mode first with “The Elder Scrolls 6.”
The news certainly adds another reason for games to be excited about the upcoming RPG, but whether Bethesda would push for it or not, it will all be known once the company makes an official announcement that it has already started working on the development of “The Elder Scrolls 6.”
Peter Hines, vice president for press relations and marketing of Bethesda, may be just be doing an ego-boost to camouflage the growing annoyance and frustration of gamers on their company for the long-delayed announcement and release date of the role-playing game “The Elder Scrolls 6.”
The Bethesda exec said that the long wait of gamers on “The Elder Scrolls 6” only makes the game more attractive and widely anticipated too.