Fallout 4 before Skyrim DLC 2
With the first Skyrim DLC was made available to Xbox 360 users for a little over two weeks it does seem strange to start thinking about the second one, but then again some gamers have already completed Dawnguard and are now looking for more. Having suggested that Skyrim DLC 2 could be with us as early as the Holiday Season all be it a smaller one, there seems to be a greater possibility that Bethesda could keep us waiting, as they could be working on Fallout 4 instead.
The last Fallout was back in October 2010, which was Fallout New Vegas, before that was Fallout 3 in the same month but in 2008 and Fallout 2 was way back in 1998. Looking into the release cycle between two and three there was a gap of ten years but only two with New Vegas, but we have to remember that this was not a direct sequel. So are we now overdue for a sequel to the third game in the series or is it still too soon? However, we shouldn’t forget that Bethesda did not have anything to do with the first two games.
When you consider how long it took Bethesda to develop The Elder Scrolls V it seems a little silly to expect them to pull yet another expansion when the first one took them almost 7 months. If we want the next expansion to be larger then we will have to be a little patient – unless you would rather a series of much smaller DLCs to help keep the game fresh that is?
While some of you assume that the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online would affect any future project we have to remember that Zenimax Online are working on the game and not Bethesda, which raises the question, what are they currently working on?
Job listing points to something new – Back in March we reported that Bethesda Game Studios were looking for a hopeful to work on cutting-edge technology, but was reluctant to name what game they would be working on. The next Elder Scrolls was a possibility, but it’s far too soon for that, then there is the DLC, but we hardly call that cutting edge, so this just leaves us with Fallout 4. Then again this could be to work on a new engine and not the heavily modified one that Bethesda has been using.
Would you rather Skyrim DLC 2 or Fallout 4 first?
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I would rather have fallout 4 but I would wait till 2014 if I had to (got enough to do with BO2 anyways)
Well if you looked at the fallout 4 teaser trailer you would see that they have decided to put a date for fall 2013 That is unless they have changed it since they released that trailer
If they use the Creation engine and make the game world as big as skyrim, im content with waiting another 2 years or so
I'd rather Bethesda left Fallout alone and leave it to Obsidian. FO3 felt like fun when i bought it, then i played F:NV and remembered what a Fallout game was...Bethesda's FO3 wasn't up to snuff.
you have to be kidding? Obsidian did a horrid job with F:NV. Fallout 3 brought me into the series and ive never looked back fallout 1&2 were simply amazeing.(knowing Bethesda didnt work on them) so if Obsidian does make Fallout 4 i will expect it not to be nearly as good
ummm well I'm more exited about having another Fallout, Skyrim is awesome but after more than 100 hours I'm not really in the plan of even download Dawnguard, I just got sick about Skyrim already, still I also think is too soon to release another Fallout. Well I don't care what they do to Skyrim at this point, and about Fallout, they can take their time to make it, maybe another 2 or even 3 years to release it I have a lot of games to play yet, one of them being New Vegas, and a lot of new games comming this 2012 and 2013
Bethesda must be sick of open world games by now :L I'd rather have DLC 2 first, I think they should finish all the DLC from one game before releasing another. Bethesda have only really done 1 Fallout game (3) so the countdown for 4 is from 2008, not 2010.
Honestly I think they should fallout 4 first because it keeps you busy but really i dont care much for skyrim
What clown wrote this article? FO 4 won't be released for another 2 years at least. If it WERE to be released by next holidays, we'd at least know the setting or seen a trailer by now. Hey author, can I have your job?
No, he has a point. Skyrim took about 5 years at least from Oblivion, its only been 3 years since FO3 and a newer game would be more expansive and take longer so I'd say 2 years is a minimum.
I really want to say Fallout but I think I will have to go with some Skyrim DLC. Don't get me wrong I absolutely loved Fallout 3, I have it on both Xbox and PC and completed it on both multiple times, I also love Skyrim and have it on Xbox and when I upgrade my PC will probably get it on that too. As much as I hate the waiting for the next Fallout, I would rather wait and get an amazing unforgettable game than a great game I play a few times and forget about. What you also have to remember is that the Fallout 3 ran on the Gamebryo engine, that only 6 years before gave us Morrowind, both amazing games [in my opinion] but visual and mechanicly were worlds apart... The point im getting to is let the Creation engine [Skyrim's] grow and mature and just think of the possabilty and the amazingly beautiful game that will hopefully come from it
um let me clarify considering whoever wrote this article has no idea what they are talking about. Fallout :NV was made by Obsidian, a completely different developer who has senior members in it from the first 2 fallout games. Fallout 3 was made by Bethesda. there was a 3 year span between Fallout 3 and Skyrim, as it has been for over a decade, being Oblivion and Morrowind, which came out 3 years prior to each other. Games like Skyrim and Fallout 3 are insanely huge undertakings and its completely unreal that they get done in 3 years at all, so if Skyrim released in fall 2011, then Fallout 4 at the very least will be released fall 2014. Bethesda back in August 2010 said that they were working on two projects, one that is in development and one that is in pre-production. Skyrim turned out to be the one in development as it released a year later. BASED on that assumption, it could be that fallout 4 could make it out on the market Spring 2014, but thats really pushing it. As for Skyrim DLC, based off of what they have done in the past, the 7 month wait was not only for Dawnguard. just like Fallout 3, they have multiple teams doing the downloadable content, so that they can release them in a decent order. Fallout 3's Point lookout was a 2.5 month wait after Broken Steel, and it was about the same size as dawnguard. Directly after Mothership Zeta came out, all efforts were pushed towards creating Skyrim, which was back in the summer of 2009. Based off of that, the next Skyrim add-on will most likely be out in another 2 to 4 months, and Fallout 4 won't be out until 2014 Spring at the earliest, so just be patient.
That's what I was thinking bethesda dident make new Vegas they only published it. And obsidian developed it, I'm glad there are others who know this
Besthesda has tons of say on whatever fallout games come out so they knew if not set the release date for NV
Considering Fallout 3 was possibly the best RPG but most of its problems stemmed from its game engine, it would be nice to see Fallout with Skyrims new engine. Then whenever you talk to someone it wouldn't feel like they are trying to kill you with their eye sockets.
If they are just starting Fallout 4, then we will defiantly be seeing more Skryim DLC first. They haven't even made announcements for Fallout 4 yet and you think we might be seeing it by the next DLC release this holiday season *rolls eyes*. Don't forget that bethesda is also working on an Elder Scrolls Online (not done by the same team though) so new hires and technology could very well have to do with that.
Blah blah blah... Wheres your evidence towards anything? Also linking YOUR OWN article as some from of back up... and at that, one with no evidence to support any of your claims... Very sad... Anyways Beth's made statements towards finishing Skyrim first...
The guy who wrote this article is a complete nugget. Fallout 4. Really?? There still working on Elder Scrolls MMO for next year let alone Fallout 4.
Either one will be fairly successful, I think. Personally, I would prefer to see DLC 2 more on the lines of a true expansion - give the modders a lot of meat to work with, perhaps even another province (Thalmor-Empire War #2 anyone?). Fallout 4 could instead be the must-buy game for the next-gen consoles we know are coming out in the next two to three years.
ok, alittle pointer. New Vegas was developed by Obsidian, Beth only published it, the only thing that would have slowed Beth on acount of New Vegas would have been its marketing department (not related to game development) and the testing, publishing, and distribution, which again, doesnt affect development of Bethesda internal divisions work (skyrim). so, since fallout 3, bethesda softworks (the game developmet division) would have been completely devoted to skyrim. Dishonored is being developed by Arkane Studios, not beth, so agian it wouldnt affect internal projects. it is very, very unlikely that Fallout 4 will be ready even for 2013, they might even be waiting for the next gen consoles, depending on how far along it is. morrowind - 2002 oblivion - 2006 (march) fallout 3 - 2008 (very late, october) skyrim - 2011 (november) based on past experience, its not unprecendented that fallout 4 will come out by next year, just unlikely. No DLC for oblivion or fallout 3 was released when the following game was avaliable (ie no oblivion content was sold as DLC after fallout 3's debut). (morrowing included) what likely took them 7 months was the many, many patches to fix all the games glitches, and getting it stable enough to attempt a DLC pack and not breaking the game. also, beth has many teams of developers, some are working on the DLC (one team likely planning the 4th one, one team laying out (quests, world, npcs, locations) in the pre-development phase the 3rd one, the second one is being developed, or even bug tested and implemented into the game world through testing). while a completely other crew, likely the vast majority of the studio, is working on the yet unnamed but likely to be fallout 4, which has been in development since skyrim was finsihed internally and sent to the bug testers and marketing/distribution. dont know why i went that in-depth and ranted, hope this helps.
Pretty much this, however, you refer to the developmnt tean as Bethesda Softworks (the Development team) when they are in fact what we knkw as Bethesda Game Studios. Everything else is correct, though. Also, as a general comment Fallout 4 is in development, it started preproduction some time in 2010.
Personally, I'd rather wait for them to polish and perfect Fallout 4 rather than release it ASAP. Better to have infrequent, but brilliant games rather than a steady stream of mediocrity.
I would prefer a larger DLC for Skyrim over F4. Oh and does anyone remember Dishonored? That is what Bethesda are working on, their next big franchise. DLC before F4, and Dishonored before F4, then F4. Please.
We are overdue for a Fallout 4. The last one came out 4 years ago(Fallout 3). New Vegas was developed by Obsidian, but only published by Bethesda, so that wouldn't have set them back from their work at the time. I heard they were working on it since 2010, so I hope they will have that out very soon! I miss playing post- apocalyptic games!! But Skyrim can hold me until then.
I would much prefer fallout 4 to be released over a second DLC...Better yet I would even take a Damn Trailer for Fallout 4; Come on Bethesda there is only so many Characters I can max out to 50 in New Vegas.
Hmmm quite a hard one but I'm more of an Elder Scrolls man. In saying that I kinda want to wait a little longer as it would give them more time to make something truly exceptional. I don't think Dawnguard was as bad as people are making it out to be and it certainly adds quite a few new cool features and handy things like being able to summon Arvak.
Dawnguard was not worth the money that I paid for it. $20 for an add-on that is barely 1/10th of a game I paid $60 for is a bit ridiculous. I love Elder Scrolls and Bethesda, but Dawnguard has been a huge disappointment for me. It may just be me, but I have played every single elder scrolls game all the way from Arena, and as soon as they released the Knights of the Nine add on for Oblivion, I have never been able to immerse and enjoy Oblivion or Skyrim the way I used to enjoy Morrowind and early Oblivion. The way they have been doing the new quests and dlc, the way they have made the games more "accessible" for people new to the series, the "streamlining", getting rid of spears and crafting your own spells, even down to the new way they did the map and inventory in Skyrim just seems to ruin the character of the game.
It didn't take 7 months to make dawnguard, they were only working on it for about 2-3 months. Remember the game jam when bethesda showed off some of the things they were thinking about putting in the game?
Although I did try, I just couldn't get into Fallout 3. That being said, I would rather see Skyrim DLC2 released first. On that same note, however, this article brings up a valid point. In order for any DLC to be worth the cost it would have to be substantial and that can understandably take time.