Todd Howard on the many Skyrim ports: "If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."
Todd Howard has seemed to become just really bitter and bothered by the fact people want new content to their biggest franchise. During E3 he seemed highly uninterested in being there. The several snarky comments about fans asking about The Elder Scrolls 6 and even the FU "joke" video about releasing Skyrim on Alexa and not to mention his "Now stop asking" comment when they finally showed the teaser for TES6. He does realize now that it's known it IS in development that he is only going to get a million more questions about it and when it's releasing at every convention he appears at, right? He can't be that short-sighted to realize those questions aren't coming now more than ever. Even Fallout 76 he seemed to not care and that only got worse when the reactions to being online only and a survival game with no NPCs was revealed and the audience was unexcited. It might be time for him to step down if he is this annoyed. You can't be annoyed people are making jokes at the number of times you re-release if you continue to do it. You can't be annoyed about people really anticipating the next entry in your biggest franchise without a word about it in 8 years. At this point, he is starting to treat fans like garbage because he is clearly getting burnt out. I get they were banking on FO76 to be the big spotlight of the show but they should have realized it was not going to be received well with what the game is.
Wow I couldn’t have gotten a more opposite impression of him at the E3 show. Seemed to me he was just joking and having fun with it. He has a pretty dry delivery, but he was clearly joking. And the Skyrim on Alexa thing is real, by the way. It was presented like a joke but that is absolutely a real thing. https://www.cnet.com/news/e...
I dusted off my PSVR and I've have had three sessions with Skyrim VR. I've got to say..; Skyrim VR might possibly be the best gaming experience I've ever had! That statement combined with the fact that PSVR motion control is barely serviceable, and Skyrim wasn't built with VR in mind.. People wanted a killer app for VR, and Skyrim is IT.
I think you watched E3 in an different universe. Because in this one, Todd Howard loved being at E3 and he said so multiple times and he rocked the stage at Bethesda. He showed off a lot of cool stuff and even a teaser of TES6. So....yeah.
Yeah, a teaser followed by "Now stop asking" in a very bothered tone. Anything that had to do with Elder Scrolls he seemed to just be annoyed with. Guess you're not the best at body language or vocal tone. Even this article is very dismissive. People keep buying elder scrolls to show their support and interest for new games but Todd Howard but he's annoyed because people want TES6 and keep asking about it.
to be fair, nobody on stage would say anything other than they loved being there, unless it's the Devolver press conference maybe
@ Phantom "Guess you're not the best at body language or vocal tone" lol right back at ya
@PhantomS42 Not great at bodylanguage and vocal tone huh? Well, better than you that is for sure. What you are saying is a bunch of nonsense.
Todd Howard was a class act who actually had comedic timing and nerdy charisma. He always seems like a developer I'd enjoy bouncing ideas off of and I respect him a lot. On topic, I think Skyrim is a timeless Classic. It is like "The Lord of the Rings" of video game fantasy with enough depth to itch the RPG purist's demands on a basic level, and enough simplicity to be accessible for those who just want to go around and kill stuff and collect items. It's not a "perfect" game, (what is perfect, anyway?) but it will always be a timeless classic in my mind. I always have and always will recommend it to anyone who has not played it before. Bethesda's Crowning Achievement deserves to played time and time again. If gamers like it, it will show... and it does show. Like Fus-Roh-Duhhhhhh- obviously people are still playing it. (:
Really want to finally play it, I never knew if I’d be able to get into it. I love a good story and world to explore. Do you recommend playing the PS4 remaster or VR version for the first time?
I've played the Original on PC, xbox 360, and The Remaster also. I've heard the VR version is kinda wonky... and odd textures etc... I'd say you're safer doing the Remastered one with all DLC included. It's beautiful in 4k if you have a PS4 pro/Xb1x
Based off the other comments and my own thoughts of his E3 presentation you seem to be in the minority with the problem of reading people's body language and tone. Because it doesn't seem like many people got the same impression you did.
I beat it once and that was enough for me. Never had the desire to ever replay again.
Same here, although I would definitely go at it again in VR.
You need to put more points into your Perception stat m8.
Phantom: condescendly says person isn't good at reading people. Also Phantom: Is clearly horrible at reading people. Good job dude.
You completely misread him. 100% no question about it. He was clearly having fun.
I think he always looks burnt out?
The saddest fact is that none of 1st party exclusives still being played by millions of people like the long haul of Skyrim.
Minecraft eyyyy Skyrim is out on every platform, of course more people can play it than exclusives
That Legendary Dragon trophy has kept me playing. Right now, I'm trying to get that last FO4 trophy Eyes on the Prize, which is about as much bs as getting to level 78 in Skyrim.
My last fo4" trophy is benevolant leader its frustrated me for months
Skyrim was really awesome pre-May 19th, 2015.
Its still really awesome your wrong lol
I have it on Steam, still haven't tried it yet. One day.
Do yourself a favor and play it soon when you have the chance!
I had it on Steam for years, finally started playing it and realised it was typical ES with Terrible voice acting, animations and pretty bad combat. The world is beautiful but it's not as amazing as people make out.
Great games are played by a lot of gamers
It's an amazing game. shame Bethesda aren't as hungry as they were last gen when they released two elderscroll games with expansions.
Think of it as they are truly making it as a new experince completely, like can you imagine the combat? They have to reinvent a new system where it brings both new and old players. Thats difficult, its not fallout where its a shooter (you can do so much to it)
Now we get two Fallout games
They're doing Fallout 76, Starfield, and Elder Scrolls VI...seems hungry enough.
elderscrolls 6 and starfield are coming this gen?
Starfield is possibly cross gen which would give them three games this gen, last gen they had Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim. Though I just meant they're working on a lot right now, I don't think they're just sitting back and chilling is all.
I can play the classic Bethesda games for thousands of hours. Month after month of calendar time immersed in the Wasteland or Nirn. I'll put them down for a long time, then eventually give them another go. They're not the prettiest. They have too many bugs. But I can't help myself. Not sure exactly why.
The fact you can do nearly anything you like, make your own story brings you back
I was thinking about F76 and all the things I hate about it. The same engine, a quick turnaround to create a games for service cash cow etc. Then, for some article I was comparing GTA to Skyrim as two of the best selling games ever. And the only difference b/w the two is that GTA online has generated more money than it did in retail sales, which is literally insane if you think about it. So, I got to thinking about how awesome it might be to have a Skyrim Online. Now, I know we have all wanted to play it co-op with some buddies, and instead we got ESO (which is good mmo, don’t get me wrong). But imagine a persistent online world with similar player counts as GTA Online, continued story content, the ability to purchase castles etc. It could be absolutely surreal! Like dream-like lol! Which then made me realize that maybe...just maybe...F76 is more than just a quick cash grab. Maybe it is setting the stage for something new. Possibly something new for ES6. Now, this doesn’t mean it would replace the single story content, as even Rockstar wouldn’t dare do this. Instead it would come as a separate (of course unlike RS, Bethesda is charging separate full retail price for it) entity. Maybe F76 could be great! Maybe we will someday rule over our own piece of the Sommerset Isles, wrecking havoc on the non-elves w/ our friends.
I would pay $120 for an official remastered Morrowind. Waiting for Skywind I suppose...
I think Todd Howard makes awful video games but even he has a point here.
Bethesda are the masters when it comes to Single Player games
Better play morrowind, skyrim is the worst elder scrolls in my opinion only held up by Mods that make it enjoyable
They still play it because of new nude mods.
It’s a game I’ve finished many times and I usually return to Skyrim every year or so. One of my all time favourite games.
I don't know why, I thought it was dumbed-down, shallow trash compared to Oblivion.
I started a fresh run last week :D
Skyrim is one of the greatest games ever created
I bet millions would play Oblivion... I'd pay for a special edition. Would any of you guys buy it too? Or Morrowind as well...
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