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Todd Howard Confirms Future Bethesda Titles Will Be Single Player

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Since Fallout 76‘s multiplayer-focused reveal, anxieties have been raised regarding Bethesda’s future support of the single-player platform.

In an interview with GameStar, director and executive producer Todd Howard attempted to quell worries with news that future mainline Bethesda projects will be single player.

“For those games, we want to keep them as single player,” Howard said. “That is what our focus is going to be. If they have some social aspect we haven’t designed yet, you’ll see. But we treat each of them each as their own thing.”

76, contrary to single-player’s hysteria, can be enjoyed as a solo experience, but early indications suggest the title can only be fully enjoyed in mutiplayer. Thankfully, Bethesda’s future titles—including The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield—will return to the developer’s roots.

Howard also commented on 76‘s engine, putting to bed the popular notion that the studio is running off a decade old engine. He stated that the engine has been continually updated for years, with 76 sporting a new renderer, lighting, and landscape generation tools. TES VI and Starfield will see further refinements.

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Report: Game of Thrones Creator Collaborating With FromSoftware

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The writer of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series behind the popular television show Game of Thrones, has reportedly been consulting on a FromSoftware title.

In a blog post on his official website, George R. R. Martin stated that he has “consulted on a video game out of Japan.”

Gematsu has reported that a contact familiar with FromSoftware—the Japanese development studio known for Dark SoulsBloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice—has shared that Martin is working with the studio on a project known internally as “GR.”

According to Gematsu‘s contact, the project, which has been in development for three years, is an open-world game and will feature horse riding. The player will be able to visit several kingdoms and obtain ability by killing their leaders. Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of some of FromSoftware’s most acclaimed titles, is reportedly working on the game.

Gematsu reports that the title will be officially announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference later this year.

YouTube channel Spawn Wave reported in March about a rumour regarding a potential collaboration between Martin and FromSoftware, so this recent report gives even more validity to the speculation. However, without any official word, the news should be taken with a grain of salt.

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