People apparently won’t stop asking Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines about the next Elder Scrolls game, which currently doesn’t exist in any form. He told MMORPG.com there’s a reason for that.
“This studio is not a vending machine,” he said. “They’re not a two-button vending machine, where first we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout, and then we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout… They’re an incredibly talented studio of creative people. They’ve now made four games in a row, all of which were named Game of the Year, and they have a right to decide what they’re interested in working on next and which direction they want to go.”
Hines told the press creative director Todd Howard is given free reign to choose his next projects (since they all make money). He would never order Howard to make a sequel against his will, and he’s gotta be commended for that.
“He’s got reasons why, and I think once we get down the road, those reasons will be more evident to folks once we get there, or maybe not,” Hines said. “But at the end of the day, these folks have a right to not just have to make Elder Scrolls game after Elder Scrolls game, which is why they switched to Fallout, and they have a right to stretch their legs and try something else or do something different.”
“I know what they’re working on for the next decade, and I think all of them are things to get excited about, for different reasons, and once they come out, folks will enjoy them for what they are.”