Sticking with Bethesda for a moment, the team has let us know that they are officially moving on from Skyrim. The game, a “labour of love” since 2006, was released a year and a half ago, and has seen a significant bunch of updates since then – the Creation Kit, support for both Kinect and Steam Workshop, and (of course), plenty of DLC. Now though, the chapter is closed, and Bethesda is looking to the future.
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But – the time has come where the studio’s “next major project” is at a point where it requires the team’s full attention “to make it our biggest and best work yet.”
We loved hearing your stories, your in-game triumphs, and your suggestions. One thing stuck out to us through those emails, letters, and postings. And that is – video games matter. They’re as important to you as they are to us. It’s not just about entertainment, it’s about your time. And you chose to spend it with our game.
The blog post is appropriately cryptic, pushing the rumour-mill into overdrive. Development on The Elder Scrolls Online is already well past the point the studio seems to be referring to, leaving a number of other options open. Remember, Bethesda was promising a “really exciting 2013“, so this seems to be an auspicious start.