Not to derail Skyrim discussion, but I cannot fucking wait for Dishonored. Sucker for emergent narrative.
@Snuff - was that info about Bethesda Softworks as dev or as pub? To wear my cynical (and at the same time optimistic) hat, if they're developing it in-house and they're saying AAA it's likely to be existing IP. Fallout 4 in a couple years time would fit the pattern of their development cycle (2006:Oblivion, 2008:Fallout 3, 2011:Skyrim).
More evidence via wikipedia:
Pete Hines of Bethesda Softworks said: "The whole reason we went out and acquired the license and that we now own Fallout is that we clearly intended to make more than one. This is not something we're going to do once and then go away and never do it again. When that will be or how long that will be God only knows, but we acquired it specifically because we wanted to own it and develop it and work on it like we do with The Elder Scrolls."
snuff wrote:fingers x'd it's Fallout 4.
Fuck, I hope not. Developers need to stop recycling shit. The gaming industry is already fuckin' boring and dull enough as it is.
I think if we didn't have third-party semi sequels (looking at you New Vegas) made by dev teams who mean well but never quite nail it (directly at you Obsidian) we wouldn't get the same fatigue.
steve f wrote:Would rather see a swathe of skyrim/elder scrolls DLC's or expo's than another fall out. I really dont like that IP.
I think we can expect a pretty steady stream of decent DLC for Skyrim - Bethesda nailed it in terms of added value with Fallout 3, I can't imagine them taking a backwards step - especially with Skyrim being solid proof that they've been listening to feedback and learning lessons..