The bulk team that created Skyrim have announced that they have decided to move on from the project, though will still apply “minor updates as needed”.
As the BethBlog announcement says, they started designing the game back in 2006 and have spent the last year and a half working on new content. Since release, they added the Creation Kit, integrated the Steam Workshop, and added Kinect support. As well as three DLC packs and general game updates.
“We loved hearing your stories, your in-game triumphs, and your suggestions. Once thing stuck out to us through those emails, letters, and postings. And that is – video games matter. They’re as important to you as they are to us.”
They don’t say exactly what the team is working on next, other than some working on their next “major project”, what this is, however, it doesn’t say. Some of the team may be working on The Elder Scrolls Online, or perhaps it is actually a new “major project”… Fallout 4? Possible.
While the game itself is evidence of how much work that team poured into it, it’s nice to have a heart-felt thanks to the community like this, along with a summation of their experience working on what was one of the most anticipated game releases of all time.
Seems weird that they are moving on already, I don’t feel like we actually got great expansions like Shivering Isles or Bloodmoon. Not saying that we should feel entitled to those expansions as Steam Workshop integration was great but it feels odd.
Perhaps the DLC wasn’t great, but the game was still pretty fantastic on its own. It may feel strange, but this is the modern model of community-driven content.
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