Bethesda’s Todd Howard is reaching for the future of RPGs

Tomorrow night, Bethesda's Todd Howard will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. It's a fitting honor for a developer who has steered two of the most esteemed game series, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout.

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nX699d ago

Well at least he tried, but we all know the Switch is just a mutated handheld.

mikeslemonade698d ago

lol I rather they not release it all if it's not even the remaster. Like you gotta be kidding me. As if I was gonna buy it anyway since this game came out on several other platforms I own.

porkChop698d ago

It might not be, but that's not a guarantee. Bethesda previously "couldn't say" whether Skyrim was coming to the Switch, and then they announced that it was.

If it's not the remaster, they better lower the price. No one will pay full price for vanilla Skyrim, nor should they.

freshslicepizza698d ago

this is another example why the videogame industry is not taken very seriously, all these marketing ploys while not being fully transparent about it.

AAWELLS09698d ago

Its because Nintendo has asked them to not say one way or another as Ninty doesn't want the bad PR due to it being the original version from 2011.

ninsigma699d ago

Probably not Remastered then.

UltraNova698d ago

In all honesty I dont think tbe Switch can handle the remaster. The vanilla game with some extra bells and wistles is the logical thing to expect.

ninsigma698d ago

I expect that to be the case as well.

EddieNX 699d ago (Edited 699d ago )

Itl be a sort of in between version. I mean it was always gunna be 720p 30fps in handheld mode which would be impossible to call a remaster. I'm sure all the assets will get a decent boost when docked though and will look half way between last gen and current gen versions.

And that's absolutely fine because this is the only portable version of Skyrim with all the dlc built into it and what not.

No thats not damage controll, I'd take a portable version over the ps4 or XB1s 30fps "special edition" . PC or Switch ...

EddieNX 699d ago

The thumbnail at the top says it all. I'd rather play it like that than at also 30 fps stuck at home on consoles with prettier graphics.
If the console versions were 60fps then yh, I'd debate getting it on them. As it stands PC is the definitive home experience and Switch is the only portable version. Case closed...

djplonker698d ago (Edited 698d ago )

"Switch is the only portable version"

Pretty sure I can play the remaster on my vita via remote play..... case reopened.

Edit: I forgot to add laptops and high end gaming tablets.

BVFTW698d ago (Edited 698d ago )

The game is already portable, as long as you have a tablet or a laptop capable of running the game.

A lot of popular PC games run on modest hardware at low settings, the prices are ridiculous for most games (Skyrim is cheap as heck nowadays) and there is no need for a crossbuy program, no matter in what hardware you are playing, your account is more flexible so you can play your games without having to tie them to one device, play other users digital games (steam has family sharing), you can store your save files on the cloud, plus online multiplayer is free.

The only thing I'll need a switch for are nintendo games, but since I'm coming from the "Wii U experience" and I was also a "3ds ambassador" I'll wait for a pack in game or a hardware revision this time.

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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory699d ago

And I can't say I am not surprise.

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