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Bethesda: No, You Won’t Get Skyrim 2 And Here’s Why

Not every publisher believes in "annualization."

Take-Two Interactive, for instance, has often spoken out against the practice, and Bethesda isn't too crazy about it, either.

During a recent Telegraph interview (as cited by GameTral ), Bethesda vice president of marketing Pete Hines responded to the possibility of a sequel to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim . The idea represents something the developers just aren't interested in:

"It’s rare to have franchises like the ones we have and to have people joking about “when is Skyrim 2 coming out? The reason they say that is because generally speaking that’s what you’d be getting with another publisher in charge. They’d be spitting out a Skyrim 2 the year after or two years later. That’s just not how we view it. We’re not the sort of publisher that focuses on ‘what’s our 25 titles for 2015′.

We do smaller stuff, we don’t publish to scale, we try to publish to quality. Make sure everything we do is noteworthy. Our approach to that hasn’t differed. Here and there we might change our approach to how it’s presented but we’ve still stuck to who we are."

Make sure you finish reading that second paragraph; it'd be confusing if you stopped at "we do smaller stuff." Obviously, they produce some seriously huge games in terms of content but that's not what Hines is talking about here. And we've got no interest in anyone "spitting out" a Skyrim 2 just for the heck of it.

And you now, Bethesda and Take-Two's approach does seem to work best. Wonder of wonders.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
8 years ago

bluh bluh bluh I don't care im ben and im a prick and im five years old do what I

Riku994
Riku994
8 years ago

Care for some popcorn with all that salt?

Corvo
Corvo
8 years ago

You ok bro? You seem mad or somethin

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
8 years ago

He losing his marbles…

Draguss
Draguss
8 years ago

You know, when someone really isn't even putting any effort into their trolling you guys really shouldn't reply.

Bio
Bio
8 years ago

I like that you somehow managed to hit Submit Comment while in the middle of typing whatever the hell you were trying to say.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Are you becoming a habitual linestepper?

souljah92
souljah92
8 years ago

you put salt on your popcorn Riku?

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
8 years ago

…And there's nothing wrong with that. Fact of the matter is you can play Skyrim twice and have a completely different experience. In other words "we are not Ubisoft, EA or Activision/IW and whoever else releases game every year.

Draguss
Draguss
8 years ago

What would Skyrim 2 even mean? I mean, we're getting a sequel, TES 6. Just like Skyrim was a sequel, and every game in the series since Arena. What? Do people want The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim 2? That would even beat Square for most ridiculous game naming.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

There should not be a Skyrim 2. There should be a next Elder Scrolls entry. Console owners sometimes forget that Oblivion even exists – still prefer it over Skyrim – and that's why they say Skyrim 2. As of its Skyrim rather than the Elder Scrolls. Youngins I suppose.

You won't see too many PC guys referring to the Elder Scrolls game as anything else but an Elder Scrolls game.

Anyways Bethesda and Rockstar both develop and publish the same way and they have some of the best games available.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Different every time is the way to go.

telly
telly
8 years ago

That's the Bethesda Difference. It's a unique, singular experience every time out. Each one is a must-play because it will never be replicated. I'll take that every time over the god awful 12 month turnover for franchises we tend to get more and more.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
8 years ago

Well, as far as I am concerned, I am playing the next Elder Scrolls game with ES Online. I am so addicted to that right now.

I can't remember ever seeing a new game with this much content for $60.00

JackC8
JackC8
8 years ago

Thank God for outfits like Bethesda or I'd have totally quit gaming already. Imagining The Elder Scrolls or Fallout in the hands of any of these other big publishers these days…it just makes me ill.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
5 years ago

There should not be a Skyrim 2. There should be a next Elder Scrolls entry. Console owners sometimes forget that Oblivion even exists – still prefer it over Skyrim – and that&#39s why they say Skyrim 2. As of its Skyrim rather than the Elder Scrolls. Youngins I suppose.

You won&#39t see too many PC guys referring to the Elder Scrolls game as anything else but an Elder Scrolls game.

Anyways Bethesda and Rockstar both develop and publish the same way and they have some of the best games available.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Different every time is the way to go.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
5 years ago

…And there&#39s nothing wrong with that. Fact of the matter is you can play Skyrim twice and have a completely different experience. In other words "we are not Ubisoft, EA or Activision/IW and whoever else releases game every year.

souljah92
souljah92
5 years ago

you put salt on your popcorn Riku?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Are you becoming a habitual linestepper?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
5 years ago

Well, as far as I am concerned, I am playing the next Elder Scrolls game with ES Online. I am so addicted to that right now.

I can&#39t remember ever seeing a new game with this much content for $60.00

Draguss
Draguss
5 years ago

What would Skyrim 2 even mean? I mean, we&#39re getting a sequel, TES 6. Just like Skyrim was a sequel, and every game in the series since Arena. What? Do people want The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim 2? That would even beat Square for most ridiculous game naming.

JackC8
JackC8
5 years ago

Thank God for outfits like Bethesda or I&#39d have totally quit gaming already. Imagining The Elder Scrolls or Fallout in the hands of any of these other big publishers these days…it just makes me ill.

telly
telly
5 years ago

That&#39s the Bethesda Difference. It&#39s a unique, singular experience every time out. Each one is a must-play because it will never be replicated. I&#39ll take that every time over the god awful 12 month turnover for franchises we tend to get more and more.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
5 years ago

bluh bluh bluh I don&#39t care im ben and im a prick and im five years old do what I

Bio
Bio
5 years ago

I like that you somehow managed to hit Submit Comment while in the middle of typing whatever the hell you were trying to say.

Riku994
Riku994
5 years ago

Care for some popcorn with all that salt?

Draguss
Draguss
5 years ago

You know, when someone really isn&#39t even putting any effort into their trolling you guys really shouldn&#39t reply.

Corvo
Corvo
5 years ago

You ok bro? You seem mad or somethin

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

He losing his marbles…

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