|Bethesda's Howard not interested in Elder Scrolls MMO|
|Posted: 01.09.2011 07:00 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 12|
Don't expect Bethesda director Todd Howard to be backing an MMORPG based on The Elder Scrolls intellectual property anytime soon, because he flatly stated in an interview with , "I like this kind of game better."
What kind of game? The kind of game in which there's just a single protagonist who has a profound effect on the world, rather than a "cog" in an MMO who is no more special than the next player.
According to Howard, "You know, it's what most of us are into. I'm not really an MMO guy. I respect them, I look at them, but I don't play them. It feels more real to me when I'm the hero and it's crafted for that. A community aspect to it, I recognise a lot of people would want that in a game like this, but it changes the flavor for me.
"The audience we have for our kind of thing is big enough that we don't have to tone it down. We can just do our thing, and it's kind of grown with each game. So there was no pressure from anybody above me to say 'Hey, you need to change this.'"
Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax may hae differing ideas, as an Elder Scrolls MMO has been the subject of speculation for the last year and a half.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11, 2011.