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.