Bethesda has one foot firmly on the next generation of console gaming, says head honcho Todd Howard.
He opened up about his view on Sony’s and Microsoft’s development of the PS5 and Xbox Anaconda/Lockhart respectively, ahead of Bethesda’s press conference in E3 2019, in an interview with IGN. So far, he’s “absolutely” content with the direction Sony and Microsoft are going.
“They’re doing the right things,” Howard said, with a very PR-charged tone. “One of the big benefits of my position is I get to see stuff really early. I was one of the first people ever to see the [Nintendo] Switch. That was one of the best hardware demos I have ever seen.”
Similarly, he has seen what Sony and Microsoft has to offer with their upcoming new consoles, and he’s just as impressed. Again, having signed an NDA, he could only say that none of these big companies are “screwing up at the starting line, which some people have done before.”
Howard also discussed the recently-released PS5 loading screens, and he’s also impressed. With this, he’s confident that the new consoles will come equipped with the technology that best supports Bethesda’s growing ambitions as a AAA developer.
“Everybody is focused on the right things, and in particular, it helps the kind of games we make tremendously,” said Howard. “Everybody has learned their lessons in some good ways and some hard ways. And they are very very thoughtful about their audience and developers. My view of it is it’s going to be awesome across the board.”
We know for a fact that the next Elder Scrolls and their upcoming sci-fi epic Starfield will definitely not make an appearance at E3 2019. But if anything, we can expect Todd Howard and Bethesda to come bursting out of the blocks with these two titles when the next generation of consoles finally arrive.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.