Skyrim team moving on to next project

[UPDATE] Bethesda says it will release only "minor" updates for latest Elder Scrolls game; no new DLC in the works.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Bethesda representative confirmed with GameSpot that no new downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is in the works.

"No, there will be no other DLC," the company said.

The original story follows below

Bethesda Game Studios is moving on from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, its award-winning 2011 role-playing game. In a blog post today, the developer said its next project is now at the point where it requires the studio's full attention, though the outfit promised it will continue to support Skyrim.

"Even though we're moving on, we'll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed," the developer said. "We've invested so much of ourselves into Skyrim and will never truly say goodbye to it."

Since shipping Skyrim in November 2011, Bethesda has released three downloadable content expansions for the game (Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn) as well as Kinect support for the Xbox 360 version and the Creation Kit for the PC version.

No official details regarding Bethesda Game Studios' next project have been divulged, though a past report suggests a Boston-set Fallout 4 is in the works. In addition, Bethesda parent company Zenimax Media this month trademarked a new game called "Starfield," though the publisher has declined to comment on what this may be.

Bethesda said last week that it would make "considerably more noise" in 2013.

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tomtomtom1230
tomtomtom1230

Scrap TESOnline, I think it's a horrible idea and wasn't impressed when I played the BETA. Concentrate on Elder Scrolls VI and then Fallout 4 please!

Huggy_Monster
Huggy_Monster

just glad i have a PC and a hugh community of modders to keep the game advancing and improving :-D

Chris Van Zanten
Chris Van Zanten

ive never played fallout, i turned more to the Metro game, i played oblivion elder scrolls and abit of skyrim though they are great adventure games

Eze Litong
Eze Litong

How about both. But Fallout 4 would be extremely cool game...

Gameparty.IR
Gameparty.IR

I hope they produce the elder scrolls : 6 after the fallout 4

Giannis Orfanos
Giannis Orfanos

Fallout 4 we've had Skyrim, and TESO is coming soon, i think it's high time for the next Fallout

SupermanJLU
SupermanJLU

After 600+ hours of playing Skyrim it may be time to call it a day as this news is just awful. I have finished every quest that was not broken with several different characters and got 100% on all the achievements. As a massive fan of this game I play for the joy of adventure and  I thought the plan was to release more DLC then Oblivion. I really want to play this game more but with no new DLC the world of Skyrim will fade into the past as I look forward to the Next Elder Scrolls game most likely half a decade away :(. (P.S. I only have the Xbox version so no Mods for me to keep the game fresh)

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I guess it will either be Elder Scrolls VI or Fallout 4. Though a new IP would bring something fresh to the table.

noclue_27
noclue_27

This is sad news, I would honestly prefer more Skyrim DLC to the launch of an entirely different game (Unless it's TES6, which I wouldn't expect for another 5 years or so XD).


At least there's always mods :D

IceCweam
IceCweam

Bethesda is now passing the torch and handing it to the sole possession of the fans again. Steam and Nexus is where Skyrim will continue to thrive as did the Elder Scrolls 4 for so long. In my humble opinion Fallout 4 seems the logical choice to follow-up after Skyrim if they repeat the same routine as in the Elder Scrolls 4, Fallout 3, Elder Scrolls 5, Fallout 4.... Most of the team would be working on the next project while some would be working on Elder Scrolls 6 if the pattern is repeated again: ES 3 completed, 1 month vacation, worked on ES4 for about 5 years, rinse and repeat. 

 In the meantime I'll be occupied with Defiance and looking forward to the Elder Scrolls Online playing with my friends (hoping the graphics get fixed since the leaked footage). Probably no Fus Roh Dah in that game, but you can bet you can still take an arrow to the knee! =P

Daniel Bragg
Daniel Bragg

something completely new altogether please, they have the money and the know how to take the risk of a new IP!

Prats1993
Prats1993

Just make a good game for once Bethesda.

cspark809
cspark809

I'm already hoping to see the next elder scroll. I hope you release it as soon as next new console arrives.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

well it is a great game worth every penny and one of the few games I think you get more than your moneys worth and can play on and on for many months if your into doing all the side quests and extra DLC stuff.  I would like to see Bethesda come back to Fallout and take that on and make it as amazing as Skyrim.

voljin1987
voljin1987

they are working on a Wheel of Time RPG.. Well I can hope

4r0d0
4r0d0

Dear Bethesda,


Make a new IP.


Already have 5 Elder's Scroll games and 3 (maybe 4 at this point) Fallout games.

garyfrclev0815
garyfrclev0815

skyrim and oblivion were built for adventure the overall experience most rpgs are story driven I love rpgs but ide rather play a open world then story driven skyrim was a awesome game and I would like for 1 more dlc because hearthfire wasn't really anything and dragon born was a big let down riding dragons it to hard to control so please do 1 more

Bing Dimasputera
Bing Dimasputera

Fallout 4 i finished all fallout series and i absolutely love it!

Jamie Bleakwail Bartee
Jamie Bleakwail Bartee

Fallout. Only because there has only been one Bethesda next gen Fallout, and Fallout needs to catch up with TEC.

dogbert88
dogbert88

I hope they start making the next fallout,skyrim and the eldes croll series are great, but the fallout series are 1 of the few games i play to destroy instead of only play.

isahunt
isahunt

Good, now that all the DLC-crap is done, release the GOTY so I can play the damn thing and see what all the hubbub was about.

ViskiJack
ViskiJack

I cant understand why so many people fall for this game and why it sells so good.I appreciate the expansive world but as a game it fails in many segments miserably.Bad combat no story to speak of  many dungeon's and enemies  are just filler.It is basically an off line MMO in my book.I have played great RPG's and i would not give any Bethesda game more than a 7 on a Gamespot's ranking except maybe  Morowind.This games have done to RPG's what COD has done to shooters.They should make more games but they should know that Borderlands and Rage came out and Dark Souls and The Witcher and Mass Effect.These games make TES ans Fallout look like fossils.