The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced its 22nd Hall of Fame inductee and it’s Todd Howard of Bethesda. Howard, Executive Producer, Game Director, and developer for The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series’ will be inducted on February 23rd at the DICE awards in Las Vegas.
Howard joins an exclusive club, with the likes of Hideo Kojima, Sid Meier, John Carmack and others being previously inducted to AIAS Hall of Fame. Deservingly so, Todd Howard has worked on some of the most popular and most critically acclaimed games of the last decade and more — The Elder Scrolls Chapter II: Daggerfall, The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout Shelter to name a few.
Most recently, Howard and Bethesda saw both commercial and critical success with its Fallout and Elder Scrolls series as the studio ushered in a new era for role-playing games. Giving players massive worlds to explore, sprawling questlines, and the freedom to tackle these games as they see fit seem to be the common denominators that so many people fell in love with.
While Fallout 4 released in 2015 and has seen numerous expansions and updates to the game, noone knows what Bethesda Game Studios is cooking up next. There’s no doubt that fans would love to hear something regarding The Elder Scrolls VI, but rumors have been squashed recently regarding this game specifically.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines has said on multiple occasions that Bethesda is “years and years” away from releasing The Elder Scrolls VI. There’s no doubt that Bethesda Game Studios is working on something, but they’ve been playing their cards close to their chests in recent years. The developers didn’t confirm the existence of Fallout 4 until months before release, though speculation ran wild for years ahead of the official announcement.