Future Bethesda titles to “take advantage” of Skyrim engine, says Hines

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 08:04 GMT


Bethesda PR boss Pete Hines has confirmed to VG247 that other Bethesda Game Studios projects will “take advantage” of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s new Creation Engine.

Skyrim marks the first time a new engine has been used in the series since Gamebryo in Oblivion. Bethesda retained the engine, which was heavily criticised by gamers, for Fallout 3 and Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas.

But Hines told us that the Skyrim tech will be used for whatever Todd Howard and his team make next after Skyrim, meaning the chances of it being used for Fallout 4 are pretty high.

“Yeah, I mean obviously, whatever Bethesda Game Studios works on after Skyrim will take advantage of the tech that they have developed,” he said to us in a phone interview last week.

Hines continued: “But what that next product is or what it’s going to be? Everybody’s gonna have to wait and see.

“Right now, it’s been used for Skyrim and that’s what our focus is on. We aren’t saying what they’re going to work on next.”

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releases on November 11 worldwide for PS3, 360 and PC.

Our full interview with Pete Hines goes live later this week.

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