Bethesda Interview Hints New Splash Damage Game In Development
Gamesindustry.biz recently conducted an interview with gaming industry vet and managing director of Bethesda Europe, Sean Brennan. The interview, a first of many, discusses their (Zenimax/Bethesda’s) notable success in marketing Fallout 3 in the UK. While bragging about how awesome Fallout 3 did, Sean also took liberty at poking fun at some (at the time) competing EA titles that did not fair as well in that region.
Sean also unveiled Zenimax/Bethesda’s diabolical plan to dig its tendrils deep within the remaining European territories with assurances of eventual world domination… and, oh yeah, assurances that “we’re still going to focus on what we’re doing best, which is 360, PS3 and PC, triple-A products aimed at a more mature market place” (Although, Sean hinted that Wii titles were not out of question).
The most exciting part of the interview was Sean’s teasing us with news of Splash Damage’s next title:
- We’ve signed the Splash Damage deal, and its first title with us is going to be shown at E3. We’re not announcing the name yet, but it’s a first-person shooter. That’s a product that we believe is a genre-breaker, it’s a real killer app. From a quality perspective we’re pitching that along the same lines as Fallout 3. We’ve kept it under lock and key, there are so many innovative features in there we don’t want to reveal them too soon. We’ve spent significant resources developing the title. And that’s a great example of our European work.
For those not in-the-know, Splash Damage developed ET:Quake Wars. I salivate when I think of the RPG elements of Fallout 3 thrown into a 32+ player FPS like ET:QW. A match made in heaven?
You can read the whole interview here.