Submitted by CallOfDutyFan 201d ago | news

Once Upon A Time, Bethesda Almost Went Out of Business

Developer Bethesda Game Studios was almost shut down in the late nineties, executive producer and game director Todd Howard revealed recently. (Bethesda Game Studios, Industry, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind)

EZMickey  +   201d ago
"According to [Howard], "bits of code" that were used in Morrowind still appear in Bethesda games today."

This man thinks we never noticed that The Elder Scrolls and Fallout games mostly run on really old engines :o

In fact, animation being a huge factor for me in games, I almost avoided Skyrim altogether because of it's old ass IK style animation. I learned to look past that and enjoy their games for their strengths and not begrudge myself a good time for their weaknesses, but seriously Bethesda, Howard, we know.
Bigpappy  +   201d ago
They are still the best in the industry at what they do. They worlds are immersive and can hold your attention for a very, very long time. I never felt like I spent too much for any of their games.
Detoxx  +   201d ago
True this. Fallout 3 is my most-played single player game, and it's not because of the graphics.
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   201d ago
"(giga)bits of code"
JsonHenry  +   201d ago
I still remembering buying TES:3 back in the late 90s and being blown away. There was just so much to do in that game. It was insane.
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   201d ago
TES 3: Morrowind came out in 2002.
DxTrixterz  +   201d ago
Maybe Daggerfall not Morrowind or you've done some time travelling.
JsonHenry  +   201d ago
Daggerfall, yes. Not Morrowind. (I meant to hit 2, I swear!!)

DxTrixterz  +   201d ago
No wonder Morrowind saved them. Its without doubt the best game they ever made. I still play Morrowind way more than Skyrim. I would give anything to play Morrowind HD remaster but there again there is Skywind.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   201d ago
Started with Morrowind and still say it is the best. The later titles in the series never lived up to it for me.
Xian  +   201d ago
After Daggerfall, they released some very buggy games that weren't all that good. The Elder Scrolls Battlespire was really glitchy and the Elder Scrolls Redguard was a lot different than anything in the series, more linear, more action oriented.

Morrowind was what saved the company.
Stoppokingme  +   201d ago
And I'm glad they didn't.

TES is arguably the most ambitious RPG series ever made, not to mention the construction sets that allows for some awesome user generated content.

I'd tip my hat to them but the Grey fox stole it, filthy N'wah.
lemoncake  +   200d ago
Glad they kept going.

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