Bethesda Leak: Remasters for Fallout 3 and Oblivion Revealed
Bethesdas leaked roadmap reveals remasters of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, along with game release date discrepancies. Game development uncertainties apply.
In a recent development, Bethesda, known for its iconic titles like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series, is rumored to be working on remastered versions of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This information comes to light as part of a significant leak from Microsoft, who acquired Bethesda for a staggering $7.5 billion in March 2021. The leak includes confidential emails and documents related to the FLuzala case against Microsoft, offering insights into the gaming giant's future plans.
The leaked documents contain a roadmap from ZeniMax, Bethesda's parent company, which raises eyebrows due to its inaccuracies. Notably, it listed Starfield as releasing in 2021, whereas the game only made its debut in September of the same year. Similarly, Project Hibiki, later known as Hi-Fi Rush, was slated for a 2021 release but actually launched in January 2023. Other discrepancies include the release dates for Redfall, Fallout Worlds expansion for Fallout 76, and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
The leak suggests that 2022 could see the release of the highly anticipated Indiana Jones game, Starfield DLC, and an unannounced remaster of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. If Bethesda adheres to this revised schedule, fans might get their hands on these titles by 2024. The roadmap extends into 2023, with plans for a new Doom game titled Doom Year Zero, an Elder Scrolls Online expansion, and two undisclosed projects codenamed Kestrel and Platinum.
Looking further ahead, 2024 appears to be a promising year for gamers, featuring a diverse lineup of titles. These include The Elder Scrolls VI, although the release isn't expected until 2026 and will be exclusive to non-PlayStation platforms. Other highlights for 2024 encompass an expansion for Project Kestrel, DLC for Doom Year Zero, a licensed IP game, a sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo, Dishonored 3, and a remastered version of Fallout 3. The news of a Dishonored sequel and a potential Ghostwire: Tokyo sequel is sure to excite fans of the Arkane series.
While this leaked document provides a glimpse into Bethesda's future plans, it's essential to remember that game development is subject to change and uncertainty. Not all the listed games may see the light of day, and their release dates could shift. Kotaku has reached out to Bethesda for comment on the matter.
As of now, it seems that the original links to the Northern District Court of California documents have been removed, but PDF copies of the leaked information are still circulating within the gaming community. Gamers and fans of Bethesda's franchises will undoubtedly keep a close eye on future announcements to see which of these exciting titles become a reality in the coming years.