Rumor has it that Bethesda Softworks, game developer and publisher of the hit and iconic “The Elder Scrolls” franchise, will be releasing a remaster of the 2011 hit installment “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.”
According to a new report, it seems that Bethesda may have chosen to remaster “Skyrim” instead of releasing the long rumored “The Elder Scrolls VI.” This is, reportedly, partly due to the fact that the company’s most recent release, “Fallout 4,” is still going strong. “Fallout 4” recently received a number of console mods that had increased its appeal to fans.
The move to remaster a previous title rather than a new installment seems to mirror the statement that Bethesda’s Vice President for Public Relations Pete Hines made last year, where he talked about why the company is not too keen on constantly releasing sequel games unlike some developers with popular franchises on their hands.
“It’s rare to have franchises like the ones we have and to have people joking about ‘when is Skyrim 2 coming out?'” Hines said in an interview with The Telegraph. “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 focusses on ‘what’s our 25 titles for 2015.'”
According to the company executive, Bethesda is more inclined in delivering quality games rather than offering a barrage of games that would instead sacrifice quality content in favor of quantity.
“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.”