Bethesda Softworks, the publisher behind giant franchises like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls have a new game on the way this year…which they have kept very quiet!
In an interview with Tek Syndicate, Bethesda’s marketing boss Pete Hines dropped a teaser:
“We have a ton of stuff going on; and we even have a game coming out this year that we haven’t even told anybody about yet,” he said. “They can wait. It won’t be so long.”
When pressed to say if this is a new IP or something more recognisable from Bethesda’s existing catalogue, Hines wouldn’t give any more information, so eager players will have to wait and see.
Back in 2016, Bethesda director and executive producer Todd Howard teased three projects that the studio were working on, calling them “big and crazy”. There is no indication that this new tease is one of those projects but it an exciting announcement none-the-less. It has been confirmed in the past that the next instalment of The Elder Scrolls series is coming but due to the developers wanting to try new things, it won’t be for a while.
At E3 this year, Hines stated:
“I think Todd Howard and his team have earned the right, given the quality of this stuff, to be able to say, ‘We know everybody really wants Elder Scrolls VI, but we as creative people want to be able to do stuff that we’re really passionate about, and I think once you see how the next two titles come out and then how Elder Scrolls VI ties into what those games are doing and about, I think it’ll all make sense. But I think it’s going to be a while before all those things happen.”
What do you think the new project will be? Do you think it will be some sort of tie-in to a previous franchise or are fans in for something new? Perhaps my hopes will be answered and we will see an update of Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (I can dream!). Let us know in the comments section or Tweet us!