Skyrim team 'moving on to next major project'

Developer thanks fans for support

Bethesda's Skyrim development team has bid a fond farewell to fans and confirmed it is moving on to its next project.


In a blog post titled "Moving to our next adventure," the development team thanked fans for their ongoing support.

"Skyrim has been a labor of love for us since we started designing it in 2006. We never imagined it would become the phenomenon it has," reads the message.

"And that is because of you, the fans. It was all of you who made it a success. We can't thank you enough for embracing the game, spreading the word, and making it your own."

The studio confirmed that the team will be diverting its attention to a "major" new project, which is in pre-production, but also said that it will provide minor updates to Skyrim when necessary.

"For the last year and a half we've been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio's full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet.

"We'll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed. We've invested so much of ourselves into Skyrim and will never truly say goodbye to it.

"We loved hearing your stories, your in-game triumphs, and your suggestions. One thing stuck out to us through those emails, letters, and postings. And that is - video games matter. They're as important to you as they are to us. It's not just about entertainment, it's about your time. And you chose to spend it with our game."

In our Skyrim review, we described the game as "a generation-defining RPG".