New Vegas Situation Is Unlikely to Happen Again, Says Bethesda

Joanna Estrada
July 20, 2018

The first five years of the current generation of consoles have been littered with remasters of last-gen games.

The result was arguably a better Fallout title than Fallout 3. While 2011's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has received a remaster once already for its PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch release, Howard says that older games are unlikely to get the same treatment, partially because their age is part of their charm. "But for something like Morrowind, my personal preference is not to remaster it". I'm really happy that Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and others are making it easier for people to play [older games] as they were played at the time. We [also] get asked a lot to remaster [1997's] Fallout 1, and I usually say, if you have a PC you can play Fallout the way it was.

"I wouldn't say never", says Howard asked about the nature of NV's development. Howard reckons Obsidian was top notch with New Vegas, though: "I thought the Obsidian guys did a fabulous job". If you hold up every game as if it's gotta do what Fallout and Skyrim did, then you're [not] gonna make many games because very few games will do that. "I think the age is part of its identity". "You've seen it happen to music and movies and I think it's a great thing", Howard predicted. If you want to play Morrowind right now, all you have to do is put your original Xbox disc into an Xbox One - which is pretty insane. In a recent interview, Todd Howard revealed working with an external studio isn't an interest for Bethesda, as the company is large enough to handle a number of projects on its own.

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