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