The cement’s settled, the paint’s dry, and the bomb has dropped and blown it all to pieces – Fallout 3’s finished. So, what’s next for Bethesda? Well, based on a comment made last year, we were kind of hoping for a new Elder Scrolls game. However, during a panel at QuakeCon, Bethesda’s Todd Howard revealed that Bethesda has other plans.
“Don't look for a new Elder Scrolls game in the near future,” Howard said when asked about Elder Scrolls V. "We are working on our next big game but we are not talking about it."
In a blog post clarifying Howard’s comments, Bethesda boss Pete Hines noted that ZeniMax Online (a branch of Bethesda’s parent company) is working on an MMO, as that’s its area of expertise. Thus, if the oft-rumored Elder Scrolls MMO is more than just wishful thinking, ZeniMax Online’s the one working the forge – not Bethesda.
So, what’s taking up so much of Bethesda’s time that the Elder Scrolls have been shelved until God-knows-when? Beats us. Do you have any guesses?