No Multiplayer mode for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

By on April 1, 2011

According to Todd Howard’s latest interview with IGN, Bethesda’s much anticipated RPG won’t have any kind of multiplayer mode. Which is kind of expected to say the least. Todd stated that although they like the idea of adding multiplayer, during their design meetings multiplayer was “always losing”. At least the game features dragons, which is the most requested feature. And to be frank, we are glad there isn’t any multiplayer mode. The Elder Scrolls series has always been a SP focused experience and should stay that way.

“We always look into multiplayer, put lots of ideas on the whiteboard, and it always loses. It’s not that we don’t like it. I can think of ways it would be a lot of fun, but at the end of the day, that dev time is going to take away from doing the best single-player game we can, and that’s where our hearts are.” said Todd.

Production of Skyrim began shortly after Fallout 3 arrived in late 2008. All versions of Skyrim are developed in-house, and although the PC version supports DirectX 11, Bethesda won’t take full advantage of it. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due to be released 11/11/2011 on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.