And that's a wrap
for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
. Aside from squashing minor bugs, the developers of 2011's game-of-the-everything are now fully committed to their next major (unannounced) project. Smart money is on Fallout 4 being that next game, though I'd be much more excited to see some new, virginal world come out of the house that Todd Howard built.
had a good run. One that not only vaulted it to Metacritic's #2 RPG of all time (right behind Mass Effect 2
), but one that spawned a dozen Internet memes. Remember "Then I took an arrow in the knee"? You hate how much you remember it
. Remember "FUS-RO-DAH!!!" becoming the retconned soundtrack to countless videos of people bowled over by penguins, toddlers, and televangelists? FUS-RO-DAH!!! was pretty much 2011's Harlem Shake.
But even today, as far as people experiencing and sharing stories of the famously glitched land of the Nords, Skyrim
still ranked #15
in last month's most-played games on Raptr. That actually beat how many people were playing Borderlands 2
, Guild Wars 2
, and SimCity
To clarify, Bethesda isn't shutting down, and Skyrim
isn't the last Elder Scrolls game we'll see coming from the famed studio. It's simply Bethesda's way of putting a fork in it: it's done. We can all, of course, stay tuned for a Skyrim
Game of the Year Edition that'll come bundled with all three existing pieces of downloadable content--Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. But going forward, Skyrim
will only be built upon by the unfathomable number of nude mods coursing through the Internet.