Bethesda has a LOT of games coming up. After the backlash of Fallout 76, many are hoping the studio is still committed to focusing on single-player experiences. Thankfully, this is something they've claimed is the case.
Speaking to IGN, Bethesda's creative director Todd Howard said this is something the team is "absolutely" focused on, describing it as "part of who we are".
"Absolutely. It's part of who we are, it's what we love about games."
That being said, Howard still believes there's a possibility of "social elements" in solo experiences, that he believes wouldn't take away from the game.
"There are various ways you can talk about adding social elements to a game that I don't think take away from [the solo experience]. We've dabbled with some of that and not put it out, or things on paper, things we'd like to try in our games. So I don't want to rule that out."
Fallout 76 was a "learning experience" for Bethesda, according to Howard. Fast forward to today and the game is received much more positively, with the Wastelanders expansion bringing some classic solo Fallout gameplay elements into the fray.
With Starfield just over a year away, we'll see just how committed Bethesda is to its statement. As for now, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is on the way this week, bringing more content to the fan-favourite entry.
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