Pete Hines, official spokesman over at Bethesda, let a very interesting tidbit of information drop during PAX West. Within an interview with the good folks over at Tek Syndicate, he confirmed that the publisher has a completely unannounced project on the way – and “it won’t be so long” before it’s released.
While touting Bethesda’s upcoming software lineup mid interview, Hines said that “we have a ton of stuff going on. We even have a game coming out this year that we haven’t even told anybody about yet, so they can wait. It won’t be so long.”
Hines was quickly pressed for more information. Asked whether it was a new IP, Hines coyly said “I’m not telling you. It’s a good try, I’m just not telling you.” Prior to his tease, Bethesda’s VP of PR boasted about the 9 games that were on the showroom floor at PAX West. With the majority of them having already been released or were coming before year’s end. Specifically mentioned by Hines were “Skyrim for PS VR, we have Skyrim Switch, we’ve got Wolfenstein II, and Evil Within 2, and Quake Champions free-to-play, and Elder Scrolls Legends free-to-play, and Elder Scrolls Online and Dishonored. We have a ton of stuff going on.”
It’s likely that whatever Hines is teasing is probably a smaller project of sorts. With the amount of software Bethesda is putting out this year, they certainly don’t want to cannibalize their own properties. Perhaps it’s unannounced DLC for Prey? Or maybe some type of mobile companion game for The Evil Within 2 or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – à la Fallout Shelter?
We’ve now entered September, so regardless what the project is we’re certain to be hearing something official soon if it’s actually poised to release in 2017. Just don’t get your hopes up for anything major up Bethesda’s sleeves.