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Bethesda: No, You Won't Get Skyrim 2 And Here's Why

Not every publisher believes in "annualization."

Take-Two Interactive, for instance, has often spoken out against the practice, and Bethesda isn't too crazy about it, either.

During a recent Telegraph interview (as cited by GameTral), Bethesda vice president of marketing Pete Hines responded to the possibility of a sequel to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The idea represents something the developers just aren't interested in:

"It’s rare to have franchises like the ones we have and to have people joking about “when is Skyrim 2 coming out? The reason they say that is because generally speaking that’s what you’d be getting with another publisher in charge. They’d be spitting out a Skyrim 2 the year after or two years later. That’s just not how we view it. We’re not the sort of publisher that focuses on ‘what’s our 25 titles for 2015′.

We do smaller stuff, we don’t publish to scale, we try to publish to quality. Make sure everything we do is noteworthy. Our approach to that hasn’t differed. Here and there we might change our approach to how it’s presented but we’ve still stuck to who we are."

Make sure you finish reading that second paragraph; it'd be confusing if you stopped at "we do smaller stuff." Obviously, they produce some seriously huge games in terms of content but that's not what Hines is talking about here. And we've got no interest in anyone "spitting out" a Skyrim 2 just for the heck of it.

And you now, Bethesda and Take-Two's approach does seem to work best. Wonder of wonders.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tags: the elder scrolls v skyrim, skyrim 2, skyrim sequel

6/28/2015 9:03:55 PM Ben Dutka

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TrueAssassin86x
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 9:40:40 PM
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bluh bluh bluh I don't care im ben and im a prick and im five years old do what I

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Riku994
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 9:50:09 PM

Care for some popcorn with all that salt?

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Corvo
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 10:53:22 PM

You ok bro? You seem mad or somethin

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FAREEZ
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 11:41:13 PM

He losing his marbles...

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Draguss
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 11:41:40 PM

You know, when someone really isn't even putting any effort into their trolling you guys really shouldn't reply.

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Bio
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 12:24:41 AM

I like that you somehow managed to hit Submit Comment while in the middle of typing whatever the hell you were trying to say.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 1:35:59 PM

Are you becoming a habitual linestepper?

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souljah92
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 6:13:28 PM

you put salt on your popcorn Riku?

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MRSUCCESS
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 9:42:04 PM
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...And there's nothing wrong with that. Fact of the matter is you can play Skyrim twice and have a completely different experience. In other words "we are not Ubisoft, EA or Activision/IW and whoever else releases game every year.

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Draguss
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 11:44:52 PM
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What would Skyrim 2 even mean? I mean, we're getting a sequel, TES 6. Just like Skyrim was a sequel, and every game in the series since Arena. What? Do people want The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim 2? That would even beat Square for most ridiculous game naming.

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bigrailer19
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 12:02:37 AM
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There should not be a Skyrim 2. There should be a next Elder Scrolls entry. Console owners sometimes forget that Oblivion even exists - still prefer it over Skyrim - and that's why they say Skyrim 2. As of its Skyrim rather than the Elder Scrolls. Youngins I suppose.

You won't see too many PC guys referring to the Elder Scrolls game as anything else but an Elder Scrolls game.

Anyways Bethesda and Rockstar both develop and publish the same way and they have some of the best games available.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 1:36:44 PM
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Different every time is the way to go.

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telly
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 3:51:12 PM

That's the Bethesda Difference. It's a unique, singular experience every time out. Each one is a must-play because it will never be replicated. I'll take that every time over the god awful 12 month turnover for franchises we tend to get more and more.

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maxpontiac
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 3:08:29 PM
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Well, as far as I am concerned, I am playing the next Elder Scrolls game with ES Online. I am so addicted to that right now.

I can't remember ever seeing a new game with this much content for $60.00

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JackC8
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 7:45:57 AM
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Thank God for outfits like Bethesda or I'd have totally quit gaming already. Imagining The Elder Scrolls or Fallout in the hands of any of these other big publishers these days...it just makes me ill.

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