As if fans weren’t enough, Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard has to keep quiet about The Elder Scrolls VI from his son. He talked about it on a recent episode of the Game Maker’s Notebook podcast.
Here are some notable excerpts from the interview:
“The other week, I was like, ‘I’m done talking about this, I don’t want to talk about this. I get this enough at work. Let’s talk about something else.’ And he got really upset, and then he went through all the cycles. So I got to experience it firsthand every day. He played on the Switch, then he went to the Xbox One version, and then he discovered mods. So he follows all these YouTubers who talk about Skyrim mods, a lot of old videos, but some of them new. Then he’s downloading all these mods and showing them to me, what all the creators have done in the game. Seeing it again through that filter was really special actually, it was really great.”
“He’s like, ‘Okay, when is Elder Scrolls VI coming?’ And I’m like, ‘Uhh, I’m not gonna talk about that right now either.’ He’s like, ‘Can I give you my ideas? Can I work on it? Come on, tell me a few things, I’m not gonna tell anybody.’ I’m like, ‘Well, you might, so I’m not gonna say anything.’ But it’s great — I think a lot of kids want to get into video games. If you’re a creator, I kinda want my own sons to find their own way as opposed to, ‘Yes you should absolutely make games.’”
Howard directed both The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. Although details of The Elder Scrolls VI have yet to be released, fans have been hounding the company ever since Skyrim release.
The full podcast is available here.