Bethesda Softworks Vice President Pete Hines recently admitted that Bethesda has no intentions of remaking its previous games for current generation consoles.
The comments come from an OXM interview posted on Gamesradar. When asked if the remastered Skyrim: Special Edition was a one-time thing, Hines implied that Bethesda is a company that looks to the future and prefers to reinvent old games from scratch (e.g., Wolfenstein: The New Order, DOOM, and the upcoming Prey) over simply remaking them.
“Generally speaking, our approach has usually been that instead of spending all this time on a thing we’ve already made, why don’t we instead spend that effort on something new, or on the next version of that thing?”
Hines also said that the developer primarily remastered Skyrim for the sake of practice.
“Skyrim was more about the work that Bethesda Game Studios had done in the early days of getting ready for Fallout 4 on this generation of consoles – moving the Skyrim engine and doing some work to run it on this generation of consoles just to see how it worked, and so forth, before they started doing all their Fallout stuff.”
While Bethesda is unlikely to remake games such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion or Fallout 3, gamers can always rely on the modding community instead. For example, the TESRenewal Project is a fan-driven project dedicated to recreating The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in Oblivion and Skyrim.
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