In a new interview with GameSpot, Bethesda Director Todd Howard reveals that the company’s two largest selling games (Skyrim and Fallout 4) still have millions of daily players. This is of course, despite Skyrim being years old, and despite Fallout 4 being over a year old now as well.
What’s the key? In our own view, it’s the sheer depth of scope for both games, and amount of time you can spend in the worlds created by Bethesda. Add to that near limitless replay value with mods and total conversions and you can see why years on Skyrim and Fallout 4 have such strong followings. Players playing Skyrim on PS4 and XB1, as well as PC, don’t even have to play the normal Skyrim to enjoy all the game has to offer.
Also revealed in the interview by Howard, working on the recently released Skyrim Special Editions was like “visiting an old friend”:
“When you’re making a game like Skyrim, it’s your whole life, and you start losing perspective on, is this fun? Is this not fun? What’s good? What’s bad? Being able to come back to it, you really see it–it’s kind of one of those rare times when you sit down and you see something you made as a gamer. You kind of forget all the versions of a certain feature or what it took to get it there and you’re just playing it for what it is.”
Be sure to read more from the interview at the GameSpot link above. And if big sprawling RPGs are your thing, don’t forget about Mass Effect: Andromeda’s most recent gameplay footage, over here.
Keep your eyes peeled for more from Bethesda in coming months, with ESO: Morrowind in June, as well as Prey in May, and the company’s big E3 presser on the Sunday before the show.