Todd Howard says TES6 needs to be playable for "a decade at least"

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by MasterworkStone, Jun 6, 2019.

Is there any hope for TES6?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    33 vote(s)
  1. MasterworkStone

    MasterworkStone Wasteland nobody

    Jul 9, 2016
    By now no one has any hope left for Fallout, but some people still have hope for The Elder Scrolls, and I think this quote will keep that hope alive for those people. At the very least it's relieving to hear they're planning to give TES6 enough content to last "a decade at least".
    Whether or not this will be the case, only time will tell.

    Personally the only way I can see TES6 being playable is if they move past gamebyro, if they don't even manage to do that, I think any hope I had left for bugthesda will be gone completely.

    Quote at 1:11:53
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  2. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Might wanna have some actual content this time instead of copy paste busy work then.

    Honestly the amount of time I spent in Skyrim fighting dragur in samey bland linear (they're literally lines) dungeons was ridiculous.
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  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Precious Fluids of The Order Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    He is a likeable guy, that generally gives the impression he is telling the truth about his roots. Of course he has to lie about the current shit due to PR...A game lasting a decade will be more due to modders content and microtransactions though.
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  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    They should try to make it playable without mods first.
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 11
  5. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    Most of my hatred isn't really aimed at Todd. Todd seems like the kind of guy that wants to add things into games if they seem "cool" even if it makes no sense. Most of my ire and hatred is towards Pete Hines as I believe that he has more creative control then he lets on and actively wants to change the genre of game franchises to suit his personal tastes.
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 5
  6. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Really don't think that quote adds any hope to people, i think it does the opposite. Expect the game to be even more barebones than usual for a Bethesda title, and then having overpriced DLC in a "roadmap" to fill in the gaps.

    And after the debacle with 76 and Elder Scrolls Blades, they will have to do a lot to gain back the trust of the normies. Because right now even they are criticising them.
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  7. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    It will last decades thanks to a new generation of lags.
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  8. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
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  9. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    In that one interview he did recently with IGN he said something along the lines of "oh well look at Skyrim, people are still playing that game years after it is out and we don't have the kind of engagement with the community that we'd need to" which basically translates to "holy shit, if we had made this a microtransaction nightmare we could STILL be making bank out of recurrent user revenue!"

    Cause I mean, it's a lie. There's nothing stopping them from simply doing another DLC or expansion or whatever for Skyrim. Hell, they can't even argue that the game is on consoles that are at this point too dated as a lot of people will have sold their systems or traded them in or whatever because they keep re-releasing it as a port whenever the opportunity strikes. If they wanted to keep doing content for something like Skyrim then they could.


    It's not the right kind of content. A DLC? An expansion? That takes time. A lot of time. The kind of content they want to do is micro content. Easy to produce and can rake in a shitload of cash.

    So wanting TES6 to be as decade long process? Doesn't surprise me one bit. At least Fallout 76 was a spin-off. Imagine how people will shit a brick if they either turn TES6 into a live service online game or worse yet, if they produce a singleplayer game but throw in bullshit microtransactions ala Shadow Of War.
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  10. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    Eh... After Fallout 4 and 76, I don't have much hope for Bethesda.

    I mean, I enjoy their TES games more than their Fallout games for sure, and their design philosophy works a lot better for TES than Fallout, but I don't know if I have hope for TES VI or not.
    I don't know if I really care at this point.
    Maybe it'll be good, who knows...

    I'm hoping for something that's at least one step up from Skyrim, but I know it won't be. It'll be better than 76, but maybe worse than 4.
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Wishfull thinking. Nothing more.

    Bethesdas biggest problem isn't gamebyro, or any engine really. Even if someone gifted them the most advanced game engine in the world, it wouldn't change who's in charge and who's writing their dialogues.

    People have to realize that the issue is the managment, the people making the decisions, not the game engine.
  12. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    It really shows the difference between the Bethesda of old and the Bethesda of now. Bethesda of old would be just happy in releasing a couple of expansions and be done with it. But statements like that just shows how much different Bethesda is now compared to Morrowind Bethesda and even Oblivion Bethesda (i may trash this game but Shivering Isles was much better designed than the base game and it had actual value for the money it asked for).

    Plus their incessant way of trying to make the Creation Club an actual thing, just tells me they want to monetize the fuck out of their games now.
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  13. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The idea of releasing a proper expansion pack for a single player game every so often until the next one comes out sounds pretty awesome actually. Too bad they're not gonna do that.
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    More Radiant quests! YES!
    • [Rad] [Rad] x 1
  15. Mr. Grandma

    Mr. Grandma C3H5N3O9 + NaOH Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    Todd Howard, Randy Pitchford, Andrew Wilson, and Bobby Kotick should hurry the fuck up and get that gangbang going so Randy's asshole can magically produce the next president of the United States.
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  16. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Pool's Closed

    Oct 26, 2016
    The sum of all evil.
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  17. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Just keep up with Skyrim remasters, Todd.
  18. Proletären

    Proletären A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 15, 2012
    Well mods have kept Skyrim alive since 2011.

    TES6 probably needs co-op and stuff to get the current generation of gamers to engage with it.
  19. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Fixed it for you.
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  20. Squadcar

    Squadcar Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 1, 2018
    No hope, no faith. Game might be a decent sandbox to mod and goof around in but not worth the price tag. Just move onto something else.