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Fallout developer discusses the possibilities of Bethesda’s next RPG


While Bethesda Game Studios is content to stay quiet about exactly what they are making, they make a very specific type of game. The Fallout and Elder Scrolls series all have stark similarities. It would be plausible to assume that their next game will be similiar, if not the continuation of one of these major gaming franchises.

In a recent interview, Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios discusses the potential that next-generation consoles have for games like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

“With the new systems, the main thing they really have – processing power mostly drives graphics – but the amount of memory makes a huge difference for the kinds of games that we make. So now that we’re getting into 8GB (RAM) and so fourth, we doing things we really only wanna do on the PC…”

“Think about how we store and stream our games…We can just think about a lot more stuff at once, like characters across the world, even if their not on the screen. In Skyrim, it’s clear we haven’t loaded the buildings…If we have enough memory, it’s already loaded when you’re near. We can have the sounds from the inside come out.”

Howard deflects questions about what the Bethesda Game Studio team is currently working on, but we do know that they are working on something after moving on from Skyrim.

Many bets are already placed on the continuation of the Fallout series with Fallout 4. There have been numerous rumors over the last year or so, though Bethesda urges fans to steer clear of unofficial channels.

Still, the timing is getting close to perfect, for a reveal of Bethesda’s next RPG. E3 is just around the corner, and many still think that the company has something up their sleeve with a new game reveal still a possibility.

Todd Howard Interview

- This article was updated on:June 7th, 2014

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