The mythical leader of Bethesda reflects on the increasing complexity of game development.
Todd Howard is one of the best-known faces in the video game industry for his over 25 years at the helm of Bethesda Game Studios as responsible for the saga The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and, now, Starfield, but his farewell to the front line of development It might already have an expiration date. With the increasing difficulty of video game development and the length of projects over the years, the creative would already be thinking about the date of your retirement.
As we could see in the past Xbox Games Showcase 2023, Starfield has been the longest and hardest project of the American company, so it is normal that Todd Howard finds himself with his guard a bit down at the moment and wonders how many more projects of this style he can endure before having to cede control.
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The fact is that beyond those 25 years that Todd Howard and the team have been thinking about how to make Starfield a reality, the creative announced The Elder Scrolls VI] long ago, so you can’t leave that project in the middle when you leave Bethesda to enjoy your well-deserved retirement. Although that raises serious doubts, as how many years could remain for the release of The Elder Scrolls VI. We know the game is going to be long, but is it long enough for Todd Howard to consider retiring later?
“So our ability, as we talked about, to support Starfield… Whereas in the old days, you’d put it out and then move on to a sequel, now we’re able to support that game for a much longer period of time, which is our plan. Todd Howard tells IGN about Starfield’s post-launch support. What seems to be not so clear is its continuity after Elder Scrolls VI. When we look at Elder Scrolls VI, that’s one where… I probably shouldn’t say this. But if I do the math, i’m not getting any younger. How long do people play Elder Scrolls? That it may be the last thing i doI don’t know”.
Definitely, Todd Howard is as controversial as he is admiredor by the user community and it will be a shame the day it is permanently withdrawn, although for this there still seem to be quite a few years and two games in the middle of the likes of Starfield and The Elder Scolls VI. We still don’t know anything about the latter, but Starfield will arrive this very September 6 for PC and Xbox Series X|S, where it will only work at 30 fps.