Bethesda says it will make 'considerably more noise' in 2013

Skyrim publisher teases new announcements for this year.

Publisher Bethesda is aiming to make "considerably more noise" in 2013 than it did in 2012, the company's vice president of PR and marketing, Pete Hines, has said.

Speaking on the OXM podcast, Hines teased upcoming announcements from the publisher alongside its known lineup of The Elder Scrolls Online and DLC for Dishonored.

"Obviously The Elder Scrolls Online is out, and we've got the Dishonored DLC," said Hines, "but we will be announcing new stuff and making some noise, and I think when we get the chance to show you guys what we're up to, that you'll sit up and take notice."

Hines said Bethesda was working with "passionate teams who know what they're doing," but would not go into details.

As for what Bethesda might be looking to show, last week the publisher confirmed that the id Software shooter Doom 4 had been rebooted but was still in development, and many gamers would almost certainly be excited to hear about a follow-up to 2011's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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FordFairlane
FordFairlane

Todd Howard was very proud of how long they were able to keep Skyrim under wraps; he preferred that to a slow drip of things year after year. If they follow that pattern, this is about the window for a Fallout 4 announcement. It also means if they have their way you won't see a single thing about a follow-up to Skyrim for at least two more years.

Errorcutive
Errorcutive

hope they mean adding a quality dlc to skyrim if only they add cyrodil and morrowind in the next game ill be very happy, and if they wanna make another elder scroll this year ill say its just too fast but if they are saying about: new vegas 2 or fallout 4 well thats maybe make this year have more game of the year candidate

Vegna_Infamous
Vegna_Infamous

Holy crap, in another 7 months, Skyrim will be 2 years old from launch :O

tightwad34
tightwad34

It has been almost 5 years since Fallout 3. So it's definitely time to at least announce #4. It's gotta be inevitable that it's coming.

brownba3
brownba3

Fallout 4?.... why not go back to the writers and team that made Fallout such a good game and made Fallout 3 successful - (but which most of us feel had lots of room for improvement..) Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, Torment Tides .... lots of upcoming games with probably better content and writing than Fallout 3 or Skyrim - but different play style - Haven't heard anything good about Elder Warcraft Scrolls of the World....- its online MMOG....yeaah.... hopefully sarcasm noted

ViskiJack
ViskiJack

Great another boring RPG without a story horrible combat and the most annoying  fps camera.I don't deny that it is a god game franchise and it deserves most of it's success but after Far Cry 3 or Dark Souls The Witcher there is literally no excuse  for another sequel that plays and feels like  Morowind.

nullfox3
nullfox3

sounds like a fallout announcement. yes please.

elessarGObonzo
elessarGObonzo

followup for Skyrim?

has it really already been over a year since it's release? wow the universe is expanding too fast and time is flying faster and faster it seems.

depman1972
depman1972

fallout 4 and a new elder scrolls please will make me very happy

Manji14
Manji14

FFAFAFAFALLLOOOUTUTUTUT 4

longestsprout
longestsprout

I hope those passionate teams include actual experienced writers. There's just only so much one can take in that department before your eyes finally manage to roll off your head.

Davhut
Davhut

In addition to my previous, I also would like to see Fallout 4, but with more characterisation options, a survivalist leaning i.e. having to scrounge items in the world to be able to survive, possibly a housing element like the Hearth fire dlc in Skyrim.  More clothing options, weapon options, weapon construction elements, a wider creature dynamic in mobs.  And here is a controversial idea for any new IP being discussed or developed, Fallout Online which has been mooted for so long. Well they are doing it with ESO so why not.   

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

This is how it works: Tes game, 2-3 years later Fallout game and then after another 2-3 years Tes game and so on.. I can appreciate that pattern and i hope they stick to it!

Skyrim25
Skyrim25

Fallout 3 was one of the best games of all time next to Oblivion/Skyrim.

They need to give us Fallout 4!

bparkguy
bparkguy

everyone's saying it, but im just gonna say it anyway cuz i fucking want it.....

fallout 4

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Fallout 4 for next-gen please...

Lausanna
Lausanna

Fallout 4 please. I still haven't played out Skyrim. Way too soon for a follow up.

Sndewey
Sndewey

fallout 4, and somthing new..... i am still playing skyrim tho

SoNin360
SoNin360

Announce Fallout 4, dammit. 

dylan417
dylan417

I'm jonesing for Fallout 4.

adupuis
adupuis

I like  to see Fallout 4 come.  Fallout 3 was great

killeridis
killeridis

Well i think it will be a Fallout 4 announcement and if it is maybe it will mean that Bethesda will follow the pattern Fallout then Elder Scrolls then fallout again etc, it would make sense i mean why make a new TES so soon? that way it feels more fresh i think. I for once can't wait for a new Fallout 4 i hope they do some major new stuff maybe a new engine? i mean unless they plan to make a new fallout then start working on the next gen stuff i don't know.

Scynt
Scynt

Most likely Fallout 4, I'd imagine.  Too early for a new scrolls, and more on scrolls online wouldn't be big news.

dpach
dpach

i hope its news about the new fallout

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

The Elder Scrolls Online is the stupidest idea possible in 2013, Elder Scrolls is probably dead as a good video game series after Skyrim.  Dishonored was good but a fuckload of content was cut from it, which is shameful.

Fallout 4? I'd rather Obsidian just take over. I don't want casualized bullshit, I want a proper RPG. That's what Fallout was and it shouldn't be Bethesdas right to just disregard what it started as. Fallout 3 was decent but fuck it's FALLOUT it's supposed to be so much more then just "Bethesda's Post-Apocalyptic Game".

The gamers of tomorrow are going to eat all the gaming industries corporate shit and it makes me so sad.

And before you go BUT BUT SKYRIM WAS GOOD IT GOT GREAT REVIEWS etc. The entire industry works together to make more money. If reviewers genuinely reviewed games no AAA games would sell well and obviously we can't have that because of how expensive those games are to make. Instead of focusing so much on "expanding technology" they have to bring costs down. We're somehow expanding way too fast compared to the 80's/90's.

Iceman228433
Iceman228433

Fallout 4 at e3 for sure and I can't wait dammit.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Was just talking at length about Fallout 3 and New Vegas and the differences therein.

 So I'm all for news about Fallout 4.

eyematter
eyematter

It will be fallout 4 No doubt. I hope they really do something spiecal for this next installment, but to be honest..... I am really looking forward to Fallout: New Vegas 2. EIther would be very much welcome in my book :)

tizmond
tizmond

Would be great to see Fallout 4 get announced. I just hope Bethesda don't let Obsidian ANYWHERE NEAR IT. They had some good ideas & features, but considering how broken New Vegas was on release, the fact that it took nearly a year to fix and the fact that many bugs are still not fixed should be enough reason for Bethesda to make it themselves.  I'm also wondering if TES: Online will be announced for the next-gen consoles. Now that would be something.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@ROI_Joueur FO4 all day. Finishing Rage was like trying to choke down some not so good tasting food.

elessarGObonzo
elessarGObonzo

@ViskiJack there's every excuse possible with gaming to have more games that feel and play like morrowind.

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

@ViskiJack I agree Morrowind was my favorite game at the time, but they need to update it, imagine dark souls combat with elder scrolls open world, sounds great to me. Dragon's Dogma is another awesome take on combat but I think dark souls is closer and would fit the elder scrolls world better. I'm glad there's competition, it breeds improvements.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@depman1972 I'm fairly certain Elder Scrolls Online, IS the new Elder Scrolls game.  I would love to see Fallout 4 though.

eyematter
eyematter

@AuronAXE 

Its not being made by the guys who made the other Elder Scrolls games, so I won't play it

JeffreyCor
JeffreyCor

@tizmond Didn't have problems on launch with NV on my system. Found it to be equal in crashes to FO3, hence save often, but did have very noticeable enhancements. 

TheFreeman98
TheFreeman98

@tizmond I thought New Vegas was great, probably better than Fallout 3. New Vegas did a better job with making you feel as if all of your actions were changing the world. Overall, it had a more classic Fallout feel to it.

Tommy7600
Tommy7600

@tizmond I personally think Obsidian has a more talented team than Bethesda. Sadly I also think that their QA department must be nearly nonexistent.

eyematter
eyematter

@AuronAXE 

LOL.... Skyrim is one of the best games I have ever played. Fanticy wise. Oblivion was the let down, Morrowind was way better, but Skyrim really took it to the next level for Sand box RPG. Fallout 4 will be a good game, the question is, Will it be a great game?

DeKuip
DeKuip

@Tommy7600 @tizmond Obsidian has only made sequeals in the past, They make good story's and maybe sometimes they made improvemantss like with New Vegas but saying they have a better team is just BS. Dont see obsidian creating a world like TES with great games like Morrowwind, Oblivian, Fallout 3, Skyrim and soon Fallout 4.


alcaclarke
alcaclarke

I would say Oblivion was better Fantasy than Skyrim... by a long shot. I played the hell out of Oblivion. Skyrim I barely made it through one play through. Fallout 3...now that was awesome! Fallout 4 please. Thank you Bethesda.   

Geodajazzman
Geodajazzman

@AuronAXE @eyematter You know what AuronAxe you are dead right. Morrowind had something magical about it. Oblivion didn't have, Skyrim hasn't got it but I still load up Morrowind and (cliff racers aside) go off just to see whats round the next corner. Morrowind was for me,  in it's day, gaming perfection.

eyematter
eyematter

@AuronAXE @eyematter 

Lol... Thats not the experiance I had playing skyrim. I thought it was alot of fun in a very rich world. I played it on PC with high rez, so I donno. I Hated Morrowinds land scape, but the game itself made it good. I don't know what to tell you, other than more people agree with me than they do with you. You are just a hater. A malcontent.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

@eyematter How did Skyrim take it to the next level. It's ugly and boring, all you do is raid dungeons and get better armor. What is this, WoW? Lore is terrible, the plot is terrible, the faction shit sounded so cool and came out totally awful. Like it just feels so boring. I played it for around 20 hours before deciding that I've seen enough. Morrowind was this land that you actually wanted to explore. That's what TES is supposed to be about, exploration. Skyrim is just fuckin' panhandling casual shit.

pandae-mail
pandae-mail

@Tommy7600 @DeKuip @tizmond They are just great teams in very different ways. Obsidian has great writers for story, but Bethesda certainly is better at creating large and detail world. Both their games are glitchy at release though......

DeKuip
DeKuip

@Tommy7600 @DeKuip @tizmond My bad did not know black isle and obsidian are the same teams. But then you prove my point even more those games are ancient and they haven't made a good game by them selves for years. 

Tommy7600
Tommy7600

@DeKuip @Tommy7600 @tizmond You clearly don't know where Obsidian team came from. Type in Interplay Entertainment/Black Isle on google and you'll see this team have created more classics than Bethesda ever will.