After the announcement of Fallout 76, Bethesda's first online-centric game, fans of the studio's games could naturally have concerns. For example, will The Elder Scrolls VI or the hypothetical Fallout 5 become multiplayer games? Will Bethesda sacrifice the quality of single player mode to follow the newfangled trends in the gaming industry and add multiplayer to the RPG? The answer to this question was decided by Todd Howard himself, who is the head of Bethesda Game Studios.
Todd Howard was quick to assure that the main parts of the series, and not offshoots like Fallout 76, will always be focused on solo play. If fans of past Bethesda projects launch TES VI, Starfield, or, say, Fallout 5, then they can be sure that they will get familiar and beloved single player gameplay. But at the same time, the head of Bethesda Game Studios does not deny that some small multiplayer elements may still appear in future games of the studio.
Todd Howard also commented on the constant talk that Bethesda does not want to technologically improve its games, but has been using the same Gamebryo engine for 16 years. In fact, gamers are wrong and, according to Todd Howard, developers have started using a new engine since TES V: Skyrim.
But even if the studio uses the same toolkit when creating games, it is constantly being improved, which can be seen on the example of the same Fallout 76. The new post-apocalyptic RPG will have a new lighting system and significantly improved object drawing range.
We will be able to see how Bethesda once again refined the graphics engine and coped with the first ever multiplayer game on November 14, 2018 - on the day Fallout 76 was released.
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