Bethesda’s Todd Howard on current games for Project Scorpio: “We’ll update”

Bethesda’s Todd Howard on current games for Project Scorpio: “We’ll update”

Last month, we covered Todd Howard’s comments regarding three new games being developed by Bethesda Softworks.  At the time, Bethesda was coming off the success launch of Fallout: Shelter on Windows 10 and Xbox One and the company’s focus on games like that in the future.  Last November, Glixel had interviewed Howard on topics like VR and the next Skyrim game.  In that interview, however, we’re seeing we missed a critical comment made in passing regarding Microsoft’s Project Scorpio.

Glixel had asked Howard if “you think your games will list,” considering how many new games get released each year.  Glixel remarked, remembering “not long ago when a five-year-old game felt dated” and Howard had responded as follows:

“We just updated Fallout 4 for the PS4 Pro.  We’re used to that in the PC world.  We can update games, and people keep playing it.  Microsoft’s Scorpio is coming next year, and we’ll update Fallout 4 and Skyrim for that.  That’s out hope, that these consoles keep that spirit going forward.”

Catch that?  Months ago, Howard actually confirmed optimization for Project Scorpio’s more powerful hardware.  And prior to this comment, in June 2016, Microsoft and Bethesda announced that Fallout 4 would be able to take advantage of Project Scorpio’s hardware to power Fallout 4 in VR.  Howard’s comments should therefore come as less of a surprise, but it’s good to hear all the same.

As traditionally-PC gamers will know, having and being able to play your favorite games years after they release, after multiple OS updates and even some hardware improvements, is important and more importantly, it’s consumer-friendly.  Xbox One Backwards Compatibility remedies some woes of missing favorite games from last console generation, but Project Scorpio getting newly-updated versions of Xbox One titles is even better a sign, as it shows Bethesda’s dedication to providing support for their most current game, even if it’s more than a year old and running on a new console sub-generation entirely.  If we learn more about these updates prior to a public announcement we’ll keep you updated, so stay tuned to Rectify Gaming for the latest.

Source: Glixel

  • Billy

    Just show you all don’t really report on what people say but how you perceive what they are saying, I love gaming and first I keep up with official news, then any one from the gaming world that dose a public interview then on to articles like this. This type of article is where rumor and misinformation live to the point of running rampant at times, often I wished someone would regulate the article on the internet like they have to in newspaper articles, I don’t want to infringe on freedom of speech (I fought for your right to do so) but articles like this one (not this one exactly) are one step away from tabloids being that often there is more real news in tabloids. Don’t get me wrong sometimes you all hit the nail right on the head, but even a blind monkey with a hammer can do that. That comment was made last year, so at least 3 months ago, it was caught but not by you, he also said a great deal more, just no one hardly ever looks at the wording, which is meant to leave them open to update, adapt and even change their games, after all it is their right to do so.

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