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.