According to Bethesda's Paul Oughton, a new Elder Scrolls game could be out by 2010.
With Fallout 3
practically done now (aside from maybe some after-sale support) we imagine that the team over at Bethesda is taking a long and well-deserved rest - but we don't expect that reprieve to last for long.
In fact, according to Paul Oughton, publishing executive for Bethesda, the team could be re-assembled and put to work on their next project pretty sharpish. Apparently, Oughton is hopeful of a new Elder Scrolls
game getting released before 2010.
Oughton briefly discussed platforms and such with GI.biz
too and said that while a port of Fallout 3
or Elder Scrolls
is technically possible, the company still has no plans for a Wii release. PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 seem to be the main, targeted platforms.
Bethesda has only just released a sequel to Interplay's classic isometric RPG, Fallout
. The game is mighty impressive too, proving a decent fusion of the Fallout
and Elder Scrolls
approach, though the interface is a problem on the PC version. You can check out our in-depth Fallout 3 review
for more details.
The question is though, is Oughton setting an impossibly tight deadline considering how long and how much effort it takes to make an open-world sandbox, or has Bethesda secretly been working on the game for a while already?
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