• @Dasnap@lemmy.worldOP
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      Probably COVID, so I’d add 2 years to each of these dates for possible releases if a project hasn’t been cancelled.

      I’d love an Oblivion remaster next year. Although I have a sneaking suspicion the Skyblivion project might end up being the more polished experience.

      • Annoyed_🦀 🏅A
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        From looking at skyrim remaster, oblivion/fo3 just gonna be texture update and some lighting/shader change, that’s it.

        • @XTornado@lemmy.ml
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          45 months ago

          Well I would expect some patches at least for fallout 3 as that was more broken with current PCs but who knows.

        • @Fades@lemmy.world
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          25 months ago

          And the textures won’t even be that much better, current mods will outperform visually no question. Just a fucking cashgrab

          • Annoyed_🦀 🏅A
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            100% sure they will use uncompressed og texture.

            99.999999% they gonna get external dev to remaster it so the art direction will be incoherent and jarring, 0.000001% they get modder that does all the cool texture/shader mod onto the team.

        • Cethin
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          15 months ago

          It could be. It doesn’t say what studio is working on it. If it’s BSG then yeah. If it’s contracted out to another studio then I wouldn’t be surprised to see a version with the newer rendering tech and things like that.

      • Cethin
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        25 months ago

        I think it’s part Covid but also part that they just underestimated how much time they needed. Clearly it still could have baked a little longer. It feels like it was only fully playable at the very end because so much QoL stuff needs to be added, in my opinion. I think it would have been smart to at least have the mod tools ready at launch, or at least weeks later. It looks like it’s going to be months for those though.

      • MxM111
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        Why would Covid delay game by that much after Covid?

        • @Potatos_are_not_friends@lemmy.world
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          65 months ago

          Most companies froze during the start of COVID. During the first few months, we didn’t know if COVID was spread through air or by blinking. Companies scrambled for WFH, trying to keep workers alive while other companies scrambled to create 6-ft distances. People died. Less people went out to buy things.

          This went on for a full year at minimum.

          • MxM111
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            You would think that software companies could switch really easy.

            • @Viking_Hippie@lemmy.world
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              You would think so, but for an industry where almost all of the work is location-agnostic, they sure love forcing people to work in offices and cubicles.

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      It also says FY which I assume means Fiscal Year. It seems like Microsoft’s fiscal years end in June and start in July based on browsing a few investor pages (like this one saying fourth quarter ended in June). Not that that completely solves for the time difference but wanted to mention it

    • @Stovetop@lemmy.world
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      Well we all knew that much at least. It was originally announced to be released in 2022 but they pushed it back almost a full year to 2023. Guessing when development slowed due to salvage work needed for Fallout 76 and then likely a mandate from Microsoft to polish it more before release.

  • JJROKCZ
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    306 months ago

    So considering that starfield got pushed 2 years it’s safe to assume Elder scrolls 6 got pushed at least that as well so 2026/7 for that, a full 15 years after elder scrolls 5

      • JJROKCZ
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        56 months ago

        I played ESO at release and had a lot of fun for a bit, now I understand it’s moved to a f2p game with a thousand expansions so I’m super behind and I just don’t feel like catching back up or trying it again as I’m just not into online stuff much anymore

        • @jettrscga@lemmy.world
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          96 months ago

          MMOs don’t feel practical these days with so many games to play. Who has that much time to dedicate to one game?

          I’m not sure if the game market has changed, or just my perspective of time. Probably both.

          • Dudewitbow
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            Bit of both, people have less time on average, and its hard to break into the MMO market when its only dominated by giants due to the amount of content required to make a competant mmo.

            There is still a huge market though.

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    Doom Year Zero?

    Was kinda hoping for Quake 5.

    And no Wolfenstein 3? They’re leaving that on a cliffhanger because Zenimax demanded more live service games and Youngblood flopped?

  • m-p{3}
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    176 months ago

    Even two more years couldn’t save Redfall from a disaster.

    • @Dasnap@lemmy.worldOP
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      226 months ago

      No amount of time can save a project built on a bad concept. No one wanted an Arkane multiplayer, hero-based looter.

    • @x4740N@lemmy.world
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      55 months ago

      Why do we keep linking that shitty elon musk website, we’ve had news about how horrible a person he is yet people keep linking twitter and giving him traffic

  • NaN
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    96 months ago

    Licensed IP Game looking cool.

  • @Cossty@lemmy.world
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    76 months ago

    Aren’t those remasters like Oblivion and Fallout 3 outsourced to some differnt studio, which is using Unreal engine for them? It won’t be very moddable then.

    I will just wait for Skyblivion.

    • Ser Salty
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      35 months ago

      Wait, why would they use Unreal? Seems way easier to port them to newer versions of Creation to me.

  • @Fades@lemmy.world
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    55 months ago

    Holy shit talk about fucking NOTHING. I guess elder scrolls is just forever fucked into live service content-at-a-slow-trickle-pace hell?

    Who the fuck asked for any of this shit, doom and maybe dishonored aside???

    • @Default_Defect@midwest.social
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      45 months ago

      Are you talking about Elder Scrolls Online? They’ve been on the once a quarter release cycle for a while now, most of this is old news.