What does the long run maintain for ZeniMax and Bethesda? A sizeable serving to of the identical, if a 2020-dated launch schedule leaked as a part of right now’s unintentional FTC Microsoft court docket doc blowout is to be believed. The doc is from a July 2020 Microsoft presentation in regards to the acquisition of ZeniMax, throughout the early months of the Covid pandemic – as such, it would not mirror Microsoft and ZeniMax’s plans right now, following world lockdowns and the buyout, and several other of the dates are clearly bogus. Nonetheless, it is in all probability an excellent steer as to present and future Bethesda and ZeniMax tasks, which can embody Dishonored 3 and remasters of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3.
The doc lists the Oblivion remaster for fiscal yr 2022, with Dishonored 3 and the Fallout 3 remaster pencilled in for fiscal yr 2024. I can not say I am determined to play both of the potential remaster tasks – I discovered Oblivion fairly dry, for all its many shifting elements, and I am weary of Fallout’s whiskery atompunk shtick usually – however I would welcome one other serving to of Dishonored, offering they double down on these clockwork mansions.
In response to Arkane founder Raphaël Colantonio, Bethesda have been in two minds about whether or not to proceed the Dishonored franchise after 2017’s Demise of the Outsider enlargement. “Bethesda needed us to do one thing,” he advised the beautiful Jeremy earlier this yr. “They did not fairly know the place we have been going after Dishonored. ‘Do we wish Dishonored 3? I do not know, let’s make one thing easy and brief earlier than, and let’s examine.’ After which [Deathloop] turned a giant factor, through the years.”
The presentation additionally lists a fiscal yr 2024-bound sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tango’s idiosyncratic however overpadded city fantasy RPG, plus a brand new DOOM title, Doom Yr Zero for fiscal yr 2023. There are a number of sorcerous unknowns: Undertaking Platinum and Undertaking Kestrel, for fiscal yr 2023, and a licensed IP sport for fiscal yr 2024. (There’s additionally Undertaking Hibiki for fiscal yr 2021, which we now know to be Tango’s Hello-Fi Rush.)
Here is the total presentation slide to your educated peepers. Thanks for recognizing it, The Verge.