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Bethesda has three new "big and crazy" projects in the works

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Todd Howard

Fallout 4 Game Director Todd Howard said at DICE today that Bethesda Softworks is “busier than we have ever been,” with work ongoing on the recently announced Fallout 4 DLC and Survival mode overhaul. But more interestingly, he revealed that it has three new projects in the works that aren't like anything the studio has done previously.

“We actually have three kind of longer term projects we’re doing that are all—we’ll talk about them at a future date—but they’re different than anything we’ve done before, while also being a Bethesda-style game,” he said, as reported by VG247. “Big and crazy, but in many ways different than things we’ve done before. It’s an exciting time.”

Bethesda hasn't had a lot of recent success with games that weren't either Fallout or Elder Scrolls, but I'm still really curious about what they're working on, if only because it's done so many different things over the years. Dare we dream of a new, open-world Wayne Gretzky Hockey? Given the studio's tight-lipped approach to Fallout 4, I wouldn't expect to hear more about these projects anytime soon. But you can bet we'll be paying attention.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.