Elder Scrolls Almost Had Its Own ‘New Vegas’

It was recently revealed by ex-Obsidian Chief Creative Officer that, if things had aligned a little differently, The Elder Scrolls would have its rendition of Fallout: New Vegas. This was claimed on Twitter by Chris Avellone, who left Obsidian back in 2015. He stressed that he pitched various concepts to Bethesda Game Studios for The Elder Scrolls, particularly spin-off titles that would ‘fill the gap’ between games, much like New Vegas did between Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.

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In his thread on Twitter, Avellone explained that he had a vision of working similarly to ‘Treyarch and Activision’s’ Call of Duty games, which looped around each other and had their own storylines and settings but ultimately populated the same universe. He said that his plan would have seen Bethesda Game Studios release a ‘core game’, and the next release would be a spin-off Elder Scrolls title ‘in same world or a divergent timeline/era’.

It seems like something that would be paying off in dividends about now, given that the last major Elder Scrolls title (outside of The Elder Scrolls Online) was Skyrim, which was released in 2011. Likely, we won’t see another TES game for a while, either, as Bethesda recently admitted it perhaps announced TES 6 far too early.

If there was a spin-off title or something with less meat on the bones to plug this enormous gap, fans of The Elder Scrolls from around the world would be rather appreciative.

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