Bethesda won’t “rule out” external development for Elder Scrolls

By Johnny Cullen
18 July 2011 13:43 GMT

Bethesda Game Studios chief Todd Howard has said the studio won’t rule out external development on the Elder Scrolls series in the future after Skyrim.

It comes after the last Fallout title, New Vegas, was handed to an external developer in Obsidian Entertainment.

“I don’t know, we kind of take it bit by bit. I mean New Vegas was unique: as a publisher, we wanted to do something with Obsidian; we knew we were moving on Elder Scrolls; they had a team available,” Howard told Edge.

“They gave us the pitch and we were like, ‘That would be a really fun game’. But they had experience with the IP, and with Elder Scrolls we don’t have that. I wouldn’t rule that out, but generally with everything we want to keep it internal.”

He also said that moving development onto Elder Scrolls from Fallout after the release of Fallout 3 in 2008 only took “a few weeks.”

Skyrim launches on November 11 for PS3, 360 and PC.

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