16th April 2013 will be forever a sad day for me. OXM reported on (later confirmed by GameInformer) that Bethesda have moved onto their next big project and will only release minor bug fixes moving forward.
“Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet.”
So said the blog post.
“Even though we’re moving on, we’ll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into Skyrim and will never truly say goodbye to it.”
Skyrim was one of the highest-scoring games of all time, with an average of 95% at Gamerankings and 96% at Metacritic, and has had more people playing it at one time than any other single-player game – over 5 million playing at one point on PC alone. That’s a truly historic achievement. One of my favourite RPG’s of the last 5 years, it’s sad to know there won’t be more DLC on the way.