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Skyrim dev Bethesda has an unannounced game coming this year

Bethesda, the publisher best known for Skyrim and Fallout, has a pretty full plate this fall. But apparently they have one more game up their sleeve for 2017, and they haven’t even announced it yet.

Speaking to Tek Syndicate last week, Bethesda exec Pete Hines teased the game.

“We have a ton of stuff going on. And we even have a game coming out this year that we haven’t even told anybody about yet,” he said.

What will it be?

“They can wait,” he said. “It won’t be so long.”

Let the speculation begin

The project could be one of a few things. We know Bethesda has The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus set for this year, as well as a port of Skyrim over onto the Nintendo Switch. There’s also DLC for Dishonored 2 set to hit in just a few days.

Hines did say “game,” which suggests that it’s most likely not an expansion for anything already out. But “game” is a pretty broad category, and Bethesda has made some of the biggest and smallest games out there.

Bethesda has teased multiple Bethesda-sized projects, but also said that we won’t hear about those games for a while. You can already write off Elder Scrolls VI, and the rumored space-based RPG Starfield is unlikely, too (though I’m crossing my fingers anyway). It could be another mobile game. Fallout Shelter proved a huge success for Bethesda. An Elder Scrolls-themed mobile title wouldn’t be out of the question. The company did open a Montreal-based studio meant to focus on mobile games, and that was back in 2015. It might be about time we hear from them.

What would you like to see from Bethesda this fall? An Elder Scrolls MOBA? Maybe we’ll get a remaster of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind or Fallout 3 for modern consoles. Bethesda only has a few months left to reveal whatever the game ends up being.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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