“We’re Focused on Finding Ways to Increase Our Output,” Todd Howard Says

Julian Blackwood


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Bethesda Game Studios, widely recognized for their expansive role-playing games such as The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, understands the lengthy intervals between their game releases. With The Elder Scrolls 6 now in full production as Skyrim nears its 13th year and Fallout's renewed popularity following a successful television adaptation, the studio is exploring ways to expedite its development process. In a discussion with Kinda Funny Games, studio head Todd Howard expressed the team's intention to maintain the high quality of their games while attempting to increase their production rate to reduce the long wait times experienced by fans.

Todd Howard acknowledged the ongoing discussions about potentially collaborating with external studios to create Fallout spin-offs, reminiscent of the well-received Fallout: New Vegas, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment in 2010. However, details remained sparse as Howard shifted focus to Bethesda’s existing projects, like their partnership with Amazon on the Fallout TV series and new content for Fallout 76.

Howard also hinted at the existence of two undisclosed Fallout-related initiatives currently under development at Bethesda, sparking curiosity and anticipation among the gaming community. These projects could potentially help shorten the gaps between major game releases from the studio, satisfying the eager fanbase desperate for new content.