Bethesda confirms new project in development

Friday, 13th August 2010 18:59 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Bethesda Games Studios director Todd Howard’s confirmed the developer has a new project in development.

Speaking during a panel about creating blockbuster titles with RAGE producer Tim Willits and Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella and Jason West, Howard confirmed the project’s been in development for two years.

He wouldn’t confirm any more details then that.

It’s been highly speculated the title Bethesda’s developing internally is a new Elder Scrolls title, one which may be an MMO -  neither of which have been confirmed.

Catch up on what happened at the event here.



  1. Erthazus

    I think it is a MMO if it is in development for 2 years without any coverage :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Mr. Tissue Box

    When will you folks learn that Bethesda Game Studios DOES NOT MAKE MMOs. Zenimax Online, which is a sister company MAKES MMOs, and is currently making one.

    Last year, it was made perfectly clear by Pete Hines that Todd Howard’s next project will not be an MMO. It will be a single-player RPG.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    By the way, did you saw a Wikipedia page?

    “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Anders

    Bethesda have trademarked “Skyrim”, but nobody knows whether it is the fifth TES title or not. Might just as well be related to the MMORPG.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    A new Elder Scrolls…come on!!!!!!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mojo

    seems quite obvious to me.

    The Elder Scrolls V on idTech5

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Anders

    @6 Please be true.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. GwynbleiddiuM

    No MMO, TES V with CO-OP pls. larger than oblivion and FO3 environment pls. more gameplay hrs pls. more and better character customizations pls. more personality and emotion to NPCs pls. Drama pls.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LordCancer

    how about less space, more unique content. oblivion may have been larger than morrrowind but, the same dungeons and random loot gave little reason to explore beyond the tutorial. co-op is a bad idea, play borderlands… mindless fetch/kill quest wondrous role playing narrative that shite is.

    intuitive character progression… less ass face… real beards… no level scaling… unlimited training…

    you know I guess I don’t even care what bethesda does. oblivion was so bad I wont buy the next tes game till the goty edition is in the bargain bin.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Uncontested

    No more fucking MMOs please.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    yeah no more MMOS and if oblivion was an MMO the gameplay will just be horrible hopfully its fallout 4 probely wont but i think it might be a new title

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Old MacDonald

    It had better not be an MMO.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. KrazyKraut

    no more MMOs please. cant see anymore how every new mmo is failing or stealing too much time and cash. better buying 5 offline-rpgs or games and having more fun without insane guild members who will kick you when you dont play 60 hrs a week. it doesnt matter if its a TES mmo or a DOOM MMO or what else….we want another fucking good offline TES experience!!!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Ulysses31

    Agreed, please no MMO for the next TES! Also please let it be more like Morrowind, a true RPG masterpiece, and not the largely disappointing Oblivion, with its repetitive landscapes and dungeons, terrible level scaling and unimaginative quick travel system….although that said I did spend over 250 hours playing it. Morrowind 350hrs+! A far superior game.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Crysis

    @14, you spent over 2 weeks worth playing morrowind!?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. LordCancer

    350 hours isn’t alot in morrowind…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Ulysses31

    True, 350+ hours is not a great deal for a game such as that, but I do have a life outside of the virtual world! We can’t all be pure geek, as much as we’d like to!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    350 hours for that awesome Morrowind? I had much more. I played it for months.

    As Ulysses said that if next TES will be worse than Morrowind than Bethesda can make MMORPG and G T F O, because Oblivion is basically MMORPG with it’s endless and stupid dungeons and landscapes of trees.

    If someone thinks that Oblivion is a great game, go see a doctor or start playing a Wii.

    #18 4 years ago

    @Mr. Tissue Box, could you give me a link

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Ulysses31

    Well, I invested a meagre 2 hours a day, almost every day for 6 months playing Morrowind. That’s taken me over 350 hours so far. I reckon as far as games go these days that’s real value for money! I think we are all desperate for news of the new TES, as there is really very little else to compare and play that has the depth we are all craving. Even the brilliant Fallout 3 was not the gem Morrowind was! It really goes to show that graphics are not everything, the linear Crysis proved that, gape at the pretty vista and be amazed…I gave it 25 hours of my time and will never go back! Give me a vast and unknown world to explore and be lost in, take me away from reality Bethesda….Please!!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Riddle

    TES:MMO = No. MMOs are antithetical to what made TES great: The freedom you have in doing what you want, and your choices having a deeper impact on the world. MMOs really don’t have that.

    Oblivion did a few things well. The melee combat got a much needed revamp; magic also got a needed boost, although speccing pure magic made most of the game too easy against its leveled monsters (Pure magic took a while to level up without grinding it, so you could blow through the game against low-leveled monsters).

    Dungeons were boring. Especially in the early part of the game, where their greatest rewards anywhere (because of the leveled loot system) were a Lesser Soul Gem. The main plot and most of the other guild plots were meh. The lack of guilds, too, was bothersome.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. LordCancer

    combat was exactly the same left,right,up,down + attack/hold attack… all they did was add new animations. even worse if you consider marksmen. only thing made better was magic because you could cast with a weapon drawn and your magica replenished.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. LOLshock94

    why is there a website called fallout online in which you can sign up for a beta????

    this could be bullshit but since theres a full on website which you can register for fallout online so if this is bethesds new game then its an MMO but its a fallout MMO

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DrDamn

    That is being developed by Interplay/Masthead not Bethesda. You can read all about it here say here maybe :). There is contention between Interplay and Bethesda over the rights to develop an MMO but I wouldn’t see Bethesda trying to do it’s own before this was resolved.

    #24 4 years ago

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