Toddacon!!!

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That’s all I could think of when I saw the above image of Todd in the second “Codec Chatter” interview at the revamped Game Informer website.

Here’s a snippet of the interview:

Now that you’ve successfully reinvented Fallout, is there another classic franchise you’d like to bring to the next generation?

Todd: I’d go with Wing Commander. I think the world needs a cinematic space shooter reboot. Maybe I can swing the Battlestar Galactica license and sneak it in that way.

Head here for the rest. Enjoy!

Reader Comments

  1. Nice ending. Can’t wait to finally hear some news about The Elder Scrolls V!! Fallout is a good franchise, but The Elder Scrolls is much richer in terms of game world, story, characters, etc.

  2. “Fallout is a good franchise, but The Elder Scrolls is much richer in terms of game world, story, characters, etc.”

    That made me laugh.

  3. That would be cool the space combat style of WING COMMANDER in a BATTLESTAR GALACTICA setting. It would also make it possible for it to have plenty of ground combat against the cylons etc for those not into the flight sim thing. I can just see it now crushing a trench full of cylons with an armoured column of tanks only to have said tanks wiped out by a Cylon air to ground strike.

    An old friend of mine used to play WING COMMANDER on every frigging system it came out on in the 1990s. Eventually though the X-Wing Star Wars series and real world air flight simulators seduced him away.

  4. I would say that Fallout and TES have about the same sort of depth and richness.

    A space shooter would be cool, an RPG style one, maybe try looking at the old Escape velocity franchise (I’m addicted to escape velocity nova on my laptop) Ambrosia software hasn’t done anything with it in years.

  5. Hmm I think that TES has an interesting world yes but it hasn’t been exploited properly yet(well not in morrowind and oblivion), both games feeling too “dull” quest-wise.

    I think with fallout 3 bethesda made a step in the right direction with some meaningful choices(the same that were totally lacking from oblivion) but still too few in my opinion to classify it with the legendary rpgs(which include the 2 previous fallout games).

    Hopefully the next TES game will combine the interesting backstory of TES games with interesting quests and interesting choices.

    As for a battlestar galactica shooter, go for it Todd!

  6. Btw there seems to be a problem, that has been there for some time, with the comments, sometime I click on “comments” and the left and right part of the blog appear properly but not the part where the article+comments appear(which is left blank, or greyish in this case).

    Also when I posted the comment the server returned a 500 – Internal Server Error but the comment appeared anyway.

  7. Well, if that’s the case then I know another franchise that can’t continue with it’s series any longer… and it’s been compared to the Wing Commander series:

    Descent: Freespace

    The series has (just like Fallout had) only two games in that series and fans, like me, would like to see another one. But that’s wishful thinking… I suppose.

  8. So, if EA were to ever sell off the Origin Systems properties, would Zenimax/Bethesda be interested? That would make things very interesting indeed…

    Any why doesn’t Zenimax buy Descent…

  9. “Well, if that’s the case then I know another franchise that can’t continue with it’s series any longer… and it’s been compared to the Wing Commander series:

    Descent: Freespace”

    Oh yes, freespace was cool, it had a lot of very sophisticated things for its time, some voice chat, an editor, etc. That would be a winner.

  10. “Fallout is a good franchise, but The Elder Scrolls is much richer in terms of game world, story, characters, etc.”

    Well said.

  11. @Sslaxx:
    Well, I can only offer some speculations since there’s no hard evidence to back it up. I think however, that it’s because the series wasn’t quite as popular as it could have been, but don’t take my word for it.

    @SpeedyB:
    Yeah, I know and at least Freespace 2 would run under XP. The first one needs Win 98 to run properly (unfortunately).

    @DarklyDreaming:
    It looks like I had the same problem as you did since I got the same message… and the site went all weird and wouldn’t show me anything that was middle column (left and right ones loaded well enough though)…

  12. As long as the next game Beth announces is an RPG, who’s gonna argue. As long as it’s Beth designing it, it will kick our butts XD