Skyrim, Fallout Dev Has 7 Projects In The Works, Including "Bigger" Games

"They're a bit different, but definitely in the wheelhouse that people are used to from us."


[UPDATE] Todd Howard told IGN that Bethesda Game Studios has seven projects in various phases of development right now. Two of the games, Fallout 4 for VR and Skyrim for Nintendo Switch, have already been announced, leaving five to be revealed.

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Bethesda Game Studios is one of gaming's most veteran and esteemed developers, known for its open-world franchises like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. The developer's last two games, Fallout 4 and Skyrim, were well-received and sold well, so there is a good amount of interest in what the Maryland studio is making next.

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In an interview with Glixel, director Todd Howard confirmed that Bethesda Game Studios has at least three games in development right now. Two of them are "more classically" of the scale that Bethesda is known for, and the other is a mobile game.

"We've got a good number of projects on the go," he said. "We're bigger now and we do want to be putting out more stuff. We have two larger projects that are more classically the scale of what we do, but even bigger. We overlap the projects so we're working on them at the same time, but they're staggered," he said. "I can't talk a lot about them, but I can say that they're bigger than anything we've ever done. They're a bit different, but definitely in the wheelhouse that people are used to from us."

As for the new mobile game, which will be a follow up to Fallout Shelter, Howard said this will be a "different style game" that is "unique in the space."

"We need to not look too hard at what's working well for other people," he said. "The game we're doing is a very different style game, unique in the space. There isn't something else we're looking at for style."

Also in the interview, Howard revealed that Fallout Shelter has reached 75 million downloads, up from 50 million in June 2016.

You can read the full interview here at Glixel.

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