Todd Howard Confirms Bethesda Game Studios is at Work on Seven Projects

Bethesda's Todd Howard confirmed that in addition to Fallout 4 in VR and Skyrim on Switch, several other projects from the company are in development.

on February 20, 2017 9:25 AM

In the past few years, Bethesda Softworks has been providing gamers with a huge variety of titles to enjoy such as Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with game director Todd Howard giving a clearer idea of the studio’s pipeline at the moment.

Speaking in an interview with IGN, Bethesda’s Todd Howard confirmed that Bethesda Game Studios – the company’s in-game development house – currently has “seven [projects] going” in various stages of development. Howard’s statement clarifies comments he made in an earlier interview with Glixel, where he stated the studio had at least three games in development.

Of those projects, several have already been announced or known to be in development. Specifically, that includes the Fallout 4 VR project that was revealed at E3 2016, and the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Meanwhile, Bethesda also revealed that a new mobile project is in the works, coming off the success of the popular Fallout Shelter. That leaves several projects that are still under wraps at Bethesda Game Studios and have not yet had formal announcements or reveals.

Howard explained in the interview that while “some of those things are obviously of different scales,” he added that “we’re always doing a lot of things, and once we get good momentum on something, that’s what we’ll focus on,” referencing projects such as Fallout Shelter coming out during the development of Fallout 4.

In terms of the projects that Bethesda is still keeping secret, Howard addressed that two of the projects are “bigger than anything we’ve done,” and added that the projects are “kind of different, but still the kind of game people would associate with us.”

Bethesda Game Studios’ recent releases include Fallout 4 and its various DLCs/expansions, Fallout Shelter, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition. Outside of the in-house studios, other titles published by the company include Arkane Studios’ Dishonored 2, and the upcoming release of Prey in May 2017.

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