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Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:45 AM

View PostAptorian, on 08 June 2019 - 06:11 PM, said:

You need to buff up on your media litteracy if you think that quote is anything but pr fluff.

Todd Howard's promises are worth less than a cows farts and smell very similar.

It's also not a surprising statement though. Bethesda wants to repeat the success of Skyrim. Well, no shit. Anything less and their fanbase will flip their shit.


I think it's more concerning than that, though. This is the same statement made by so many "live service" model games of late. What I hear when Todd Howard says something like that, is "expect ES6 to be like F76", more than anything. Hope I'm wrong, but usually when a company claims they want a game to last a decade it's not because of it's size, scale, or scope - but because of it's aggressively compelling pointless gameplay loops and lack of actual content.

Granted, Elder Scrolls games have a history of sustaining themselves for a long time off the back of modding efforts and, at least for Skyrim, re-releasing on every console ever, so it's less immediately concerning coming from Bethesda than other studios - but still reflexively sets off alarm bells in my head. Especially after F76 and their apparent lack of understanding about how badly they fucked that up.
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