Designing a game where the player has a ridiculous amount of freedom is "terrifying," or so says Bethesda in a fantastic new "Behind the Wall: The Making of Skyrim" video.

The core team behind the new Elder Scrolls installment consisted of 30-40 developers, and this same team has been in place for the development of Morrowind , Oblivion , and Fallout 3 . Bethesda's Todd Howard said that in regards to Skyrim , the magnitude is larger "and has more things in it than we've ever done." Even better, they said they "obsessed over the little details."