Skyrim Is Officially Finished, Bethesda Moves Team To New Project

    April 15, 2013
    Zach Walton
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out in late 2011 to multiple game of the year awards, and one too many arrow in the knee memes. Since then, Bethesda has released three DLC expansions with Dragonborn being the latest. Now Bethesda is ready to move on to its next project.

On the official Bethesda blog, the studio announced that Skyrim is now pretty much complete. The studio says that it will release minor updates here and there, but it’s safe to assume that we won’t be seeing anymore expansions released for the title.

Bethesda says that it’s had a small team working on pre-production for its latest title, but the game has now reached the point where it requires the attention of the entire team. There’s no hint as to what this new title is, but we should be getting an announcement pretty soon if it’s already far enough in development to warrant the entire team’s attention.

While some, including yours truly, would love to see Bethesda apply itself to a new IP; some early signs are pointing to Fallout 4. The biggest hint is that Erik Todd Dellums, the voice actor of Fallout 3’s Three Dog, said that he was back in the studio recording lines for the role. This set off plenty of speculation that Bethesda was either working on Fallout 4 or a Fallout TV show. We won’t know for sure until an official announcement, but Bethesda’s new project may very well be a new entry in the Fallout franchise for next-gen consoles.

If the thought of Fallout 4 isn’t enough console you over the lack of new Skyrim content going forward, you can always get into the modding scene. The amount of mods available for Skyrim on the PC is astounding, and the tools available for modding, from the Nexus Mod Manager to Steam Workshop, make modding easier than ever before.

  • http://www.webpronews.com/author/josh-wolford Josh Wolford

    It better be Fallout 4.

  • M’aiq

    It better be an animated TV series.

  • Jeremy

    Who needs a new IP at the expense of Fallout 4? I’m not the hardcore gamer I use to be… But Fallout 4 is the one future game that I occasionally fall asleep thinking about. After the disappointment of New Vegas I’m hoping against hope that F4 will blow my mind the way F3 did. Give me the improved mechanics of NV, with the creativity, character and WOW moments of F3, on next gen hardware! Now! I want it noooowwww!!!!

    • Mad Maxwell House

      Thank god! Finally someone who agree that New Vegas was disappointing, they literally killed the open world feeling and “dungeons” of Fallout 3 and even the older ones.
      I am too enthusiast at Fallout 4 on the next-gen, this one of the games that I can’t stop thinking, this and GTAV.

      Best developers that keep on amaze me game after game. When they are doing a sequel, it is truly worth it, not like companies that are based on purely marketing.

    • Dale Winnings

      Creativity and character with 3? HAHA! I hate to be -THAT- girl, but NV was much more lore friendly and the characters had far more personality and believability. NV had bad-ass subtlety to it and was a fresher, more realistic look on post-apocalyptia, focusing heavily on how the events of the game affected individuals. It also had the best DLC I’ve ever seen.

  • JaiGuru

    Skyrim was officially finished the second these robbers decided to release yet another broken game with no intention of ever patching their code-sins.

    Bethesda has lost a lifetime customer for this and I hope more of you will join me in voting “HELL NO” to slopware with your wallets. The industry will not right itself. It has to be a grass roots movement that we as gamers foster a culture of quality.


  • Josh

    Not sure how I’m the only one disappointed by the lack of new Skyrim DLC. The game doesn’t feel anywhere near as complete as Morrowind did with TWO expansions and for us console gamers (which shouldn’t have to take the finger in the face for not havin a PC and modding the shit out of the game) paid in full for a product we expected to love. I DO love the game, bugs and all but I feel like the expectation to mod the game in order for it to feel fleshed out is complete bullshit. It’s like ordering a steak dinner at a fine restaurant only to have your meal brought to you halfway cooked with an EZ Bake Oven and the waiter saying, “Enjoy!”

    No thanks, I don’t care if Fallout looks, sounds and IS amazing. I haven’t been loyal to your company since my Elementary School years for you to fuck me like this and I won’t sit idly by while you “move on to a new project” and hope all Elder Scrolls fans will be appeased with ESO. WHAT ABOUT THOSE OF US WITHOUT GAMING PC’s?
    It may sound like whining, especially to the gaming community but I don’t buy it; I won’t buy it.
    Bethesda can shove my debit card up their inconsiderate assholes before I buy into this “new project”. Last time you had a new project it turned out to be BRINK, which was needless to say, FUCKING MISERABLE at best.

    So, to sound like a twat, this isn’t fair. It won’t ever be fair and I guess I have to live with that but they couldn’t have made me feel less appreciated if they tried. I even just recently got back into Skyrim in hopes of hearing about one last DLC in the near future and NOPE, slap my ass and call me a bitch because I am getting absolutely fucked.

    Fuck you back, Bethesda. I have too much respect for your company for you to be finished with a game that blew my mind and continues to do so every day.
    Wake me when we get there.