Now, the frequent meme of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim re-releasing on each gaming system known to man has transcended new heights. Actually, among the more memorable moments of Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference was the Amazon Alexa edition of the game which completely exists. But besides playing into the joke, Bethesda Softworks’ star Executive Producer Todd Howard has his own opinion on when we will see an end to the ports.
And that continued popularity is exactly the reason we view (seemingly) yearly re-releases of all Skyrim. According to Howard, “If you want us to quit releasing it, stop purchasing it. ”
That is far from the first time executives have made these claims about their own series. Most importantly, when commenting about the once-annual Manner of releases for the Assassin’s Creed series, Ubisoft’s then-Vice President of Creative Lionel Raynaud noted:
We can offer people a new Assassin’s Creed annually only because they want Assassin’s Creed annually… As long as it is true we would be very stupid to not meet this need, but it places a good deal of pressure on us to make something which will never disappoint.
Obviously they followed true to their voice, with the writer pulling their most popular series for a season to create that a better-crafted Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Not that it’s preventing them from returning into a yearly release moving forward…
We already know to an extent which the Elder Scrolls series is going past Skyrim. Meanwhile, Todd Howard noted that the technologies to electricity The Elder Scrolls VI is getting closer, according to the benchmarks the developer is looking for.
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