Last week, Bethesda announced that a new development studio in Montreal, Quebec had been opened in order to expand its development capabilities in console, PC, and mobile gaming. Know that this is Bethesda Game Studios, and not Bethesda as a publisher. Looks like Fallout 4 will be the last of its kind.
So, Bethesda will be hiring for their new development studio, and we can expect this office to contribute in a huge way to future projects. So what does this mean for the future of Bethesda Game Studios? But most importantly, what does this expansion mean for Elder Scrolls 6?
Bethesda News: A New Office For Elder Scrolls 6?
“We’ve worked with some very talented developers in Montreal for a long time, and decided it was time to open a studio there,” said Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “It’s exciting to think about the new games we’ll be building together.”
So what exactly will these new games be like? Let's ponder on the wonders in store!
A New Engine
We've recently seen that ZeniMax Media, owners of Bethesda and id Software among many other developers, are looking for an Engine Programmer for the Bethesda Game Studios Montreal office. This can only mean that Bethesda are finally abandoning the engine they've been using (arguably for too long). Imagine the new kinds of graphics we can expect from Elder Scrolls 6 in this instance. Perhaps it can escape the controversies of Fallout 4.
With a new office collaborating with Bethesda on the next Elder Scrolls adventure, we can assumedly expect more of everything. A bigger map, more quests, more items, etc. Elder Scrolls 6 needs to learn a lot from Fallout 4 in order to please both critics and users alike.
We've seen quite a harsh backlash against Fallout 4 on various sites. Metacritic for instance has some pretty rough Fallout reviews, where it currently holds a user score of 5.4. Elder Scrolls 6 needs to learn from this title's mistakes and improve on every aspect of its design. Therefore, we need to be vocal about what we want to see changed or improved upon. But if that isn't enough for you, well, there's always a job offer!
What Do You Want On Release Date?
Let us know what you'd like from Elder Scrolls 6 in the comments below and whether you're excited for the potential that this new development studio can bring!