is a single-player sci-fi epic, and the first new game series from Bethesda — maker of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom and Wolfenstein — in 25 years.
And it sure sounds like it’s the first game to be announced for a next-generation gaming console. Not theor , but a brand-new generation of hardware that hasn’t even been announced yet.
That’s the word from Bethesda executive producer and director Todd Howard, who told Eurogamer that when he said “next-generation” he specifically meant the combination of next-gen hardware, next-gen software and next-gen gameplay, not just one of the three.
“What systems we put it out on — what’s the hardware requirements — is still to be determined,” Howard told the publication. “We’re pushing it; we’re thinking very, very far in future so we’re building something that will handle next-generation hardware. That’s what we’re building on right now, that’s where our mind is, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t exist on the current systems as well.”
So it’s possible you’ll see a version of PS4, Xbox or Switch too. There’s typically a transitional period when new consoles arrive, anyhow. But Howard told our sister site GameSpot that it’s “not out of the question” for the game to skip current-gen consoles entirely.
Mind you, Howard didn’t say the word “console,” and we’re not yet clear what next-gen consoles might look like, or if they’ll be consoles at all. At E3,, with . Meanwhile, Sony has cryptically hinted .
But both Sony and Microsoft, as are and reportedly . So don’t be surprised .
Bethesda didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.