Bethesda on Dishonored: “We Clearly Have a New Franchise”

Releasing a brand new IP at any point during a console life cycle can always be a risk, but when it’s as awesome as Dishonored, that risk quickly turns into a reward.

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Irishguy951840d ago

So...the milk machine starts on runnin'

Really, Bethesda will turn this into Cod with how they treat the Elder scrolls

KangarooSam1840d ago

There is absolutely no way Dishonored could be turned into anything even remotely like Call of Duty. I don't see yearly games, I'd say probably every two years or so cause this formula could get old after a while. And I know, "isn't COD's formula old?" yes, but in a different sense. People love the replayability of the online feature. Dishonored could not replicate that.

Also, really? Talking smack about The Elder Scrolls, boy? I'll agree that people who say "OMG Skyrim is such a great series, I've played all of them" piss me the hell off. But the people who actually have played the older ones know that although they can be bug ridden, Bethesda is pretty damn great at being creative. If not in gameplay then environments, graphics, etc.

vork771840d ago

Bethesda did not make the game, Arkane Studios made it, Bethesda only publish it.

StanLee1839d ago

Fantastic game though. Man, there have been some great games this fall. Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3. Dishonored was the only new IP to really do well critically and commercially.

itani1840d ago

I don't care about Dishonored now get to work on a new Fallout game already!

MariaHelFutura1840d ago

ES4 came out in 2006, ES5 came out in 2011. The milk would be curdled.

NukaCola1839d ago

Agreed. The ES and Fallout bounces back between a 2 year cycle, even with DLC and Obsidian doing New Vegas. Their series aren't milked or in need of more dev time. Only thing they need is more testers. That is their biggest downfall.

Locksus1839d ago

Wat. Releasing a new TES game every 4-5 years is considered milking?

JasonKCK1839d ago

Bethesda doesn't do yearly releases like COD. Where do get that at?

Mounce1839d ago

Bethesda saying this, Microsoft, Capcom, any major company, if they say "We have a new series", and this isn't Cynicism. It's TRUTH what Irish said, rofl.

It instantly means "Something else to Milk!" Just as with Fallout, or Capcom to Dragon's Dogma, as much as I love Dragon's Dogma, Capcom didn't think it'd sell well, they basically expected it to go into a garbage heap and be long forgotten and had minimal faith in the team. With it selling as it had, now they're like HRMMM, SEQUELITIS!!! HNNNNNNG! PROFITS!1!1!

The only thing I pray is, since Bethesda is only PUBLISHER...that the REAL Devs are not in any way forced or PRESSURED by these fuckers in their suits. Which would then cripple their creativity. Just as Warner Bros didn't pressure Rocksteady Studios behind Batman AA and AC. We see the result....Freedom and a great team = Great games. Giant corporations who view games as Profit and not Art or Creativity, will destroy and milk a series until it makes minimal or negative profit, then throw it aside.

Ducky1839d ago (Edited 1839d ago )

... ArkhamAsylum and ArkhamCity have a two year gap. That is usually the amount of time developers take to make a sequel, even when pressured.

So, I'm not sure why you picked that example.

Bethesda isn't really known for milking their franchises either.

Mounce1838d ago


Alright, let me rephrase, Bethesda know how to milk a buggy, outdated, flawed engine repetitively as where most developers come to refine their engines to a flawless state like Naughty Dog or Bungie or even Epic games w/ Gears of War.

Bethesda? They used the same engine for Oblivion, Fall Out 3 and New Vegas without really any optimization changes minus what at LEAST decent efforts that Obsidian did with New Vegas, which some would argue was a better game than what Bethesda made.

Personally, I just don't have a lot of faith in Bethesda, if that wasn't obvious already. Skyrim launching on PC as a petty console port with one of the worst interfaces was just another check off my list just as with id, on how some mighty types have fallen. I'll see what more they do though.

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-MD-1840d ago

Loved Dishonored.

I hope there are at least 2 years inbetween each entry. This isn't something I want to see every single year and be milked dry.

Farsendor11840d ago

still waiting to get dishonored when i have just a little more money. trying to get a new pc built

hiredhelp1840d ago

I personally loved this game i love a sequel just as long as bethesda doesnt have any involvement in Arkane Studios where development in concerned as they done a great job.

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