Bethesda Game Studios head Todd Howard confirmed that the developer continues to pursue single player games despite dipping its toes in to the multiplayer arena.
Almost every publisher and developer has run towards multiplayer as well as the games-as-a-service model. Franchises that were originally single player found themselves be subject to this start up company model. Assassin’s Creed, Cod, Halo, Command & Conquer, therefore many others have gone the service route, but not Bethesda Game Studios. The firm had were not give into industry-wide pressure, but fans fear that could be about to change.
At E3 2018, Bethesda Game Studios revealed Fallout 76, that isn’t one particular player game. Instead, it’ll be a shared-world survival game which could incorporate factors of a ‘live service.’ Obviously, it has fans worried that future games from your studio will track identical pattern. However, Howard says players don’t have anything to fear.
Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, Howard said that the organization is without goal of departing from the studio’s signature single player experiences.
“It doesn’t mark your immediate future. Corporately we’ve done a mix; people forget sometimes. Elder Scrolls on the internet is the most significant flash games on earth, we’ve got Fallout Shelter which we keep updating, and Elder Scrolls: Legends.
“Those who have ever said ‘here is the future and that a part of gaming is dead’ is proven wrong every single time. We like to to try the whole thing. For a long time we desired to get one of these multiplayer game and we all had this concept. We shouldn’t hesitate. We must test it.”
While Fallout 76 focuses on a multiplayer, live service business mode, the firm currently is working on two single player games, Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI. Howard confirmed at E3 2018 that both games happen to be in development, but we won’t discover them for a time. For now, the studio provides a batch of games-as-a-service mobile titles like Fallout Shelter and The Elder Scrolls: Legends along with major releases like Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 quickly scans the blogosphere November 14 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.