The editors at MCV UK chatted up Bethesda's Pete Hines during his European tour about a variety of topics related to Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted: The Demon's Forge, and The Elder Scrolls. A couple of excerpts:
Fallout 3 was a massive hit. Can New Vegas really live up to this? I think we all know what the next TES will be. If it was another single player RPG, it would have been announced by now.
We've built on the strengths of Fallout 3 and added a whole host of features and touches that further improve the experience for gamers.
By taking all of that to a new setting like Vegas, which is a great fit for the Fallout brand, it gives us every reason to believe that this game can be a huge success for us.
Based on what we're seeing so far from the response at retail and from gamers, I expect New Vegas to do even better than Fallout 3. We'll have to wait and see just how much better when the game is released.
What can we expect from future established IP such as Elder Scrolls?
We aren't talking about what we're up to next on The Elder Scrolls or when you'll be able to play another one. You'll just have to wait and see. But our established franchises are clearly something we take very seriously.