2010: The Year We Make Games

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As the severe headaches indicate, 2010 is finally upon us, and there is no going back. What we can do, however, is reflect.

What were your favorite games and mods of the year? The decade? And what cool gaming stuff are you looking forward to in the new year? Let us know in the comments.

Plenty of other sites are running their own series of reflections. GamePro took a lengthy look back at 2009’s biggest gaming news, including a highlight of ZeniMax’s “surprise” acquisition of id Software. Examining the entire decade, Gamestooge has finished up its Top 50 feature, adding Fallout 3 to a list that already included Oblivion and Morrowind.

With an eye toward the future, two separate G4 staffers have named Fallout: New Vegas as one of their most anticipated 2010 titles. Shacknews is getting fired up about Brink, while The Sixth Axis is excited for both New Vegas and Brink.

We’re certainly looking forward to sharing more about both games this year. For now, a very Happy New Year to everyone. Enjoy today’s various sporting events — I have a feeling that a significant portion of the team is currently doing the same.

Reader Comments

  1. “Is this a subtle announcement that TESV is currently in development?”

    Haha. Just a reference to the oft-forgotten sequel to 2001.

  2. I bet TESV will be announced in Q3 this year.
    But myself I am much more interested in Fallout New Vegas, which is currently my number 1 anticipated game. I love Bethesda for giving a chance to Obsidian.Here is hoping it will come out this year and will be mostly bug free!

  3. Thank you Bethesda, for Fallout 3. I really enjoy playing Fallout 3 and download contents. Fallout 3 is best game i ever played(But that doesn’t mean Fallout and Fallout 2 is bad)

    Best regards — Oskars

  4. I hope so much that TESV will be come out this year.
    I tihnk this game will be a bestseller.
    So Bethesda please i and so maney other people NEED TESV.

  5. I wasn’t aware you guys had any games in development… I thought you just sat around playing games, watching TV, and baking Vault Boy cookies. That’s all we see on this [i]development[\i] blog ;). Maybe a proper heading would be: “2010: The Year We Play Games”. Just keep in mind that you have hordes of thousands of people willing to throw money in your face the second The Eld- comes out of your mouths :D!

  6. I just fired up Oblivion the other day for the first time in a long while, and after just playing through the beautiful and immersive world of Fallout 3–my mind nearly exploded at the thought of what Bethesda could do with a new Elder Scrolls game. I love everything about Oblivion and Morrowind, and I would absolutely kill to get my hands on a next gen title in this theme. Please don’t ever abandon the open world concept, you’re one of the only few companies that really get it right.

    I BEG you guys to push a new elder scrolls game soon.

  7. Ah, hopefully The Elder Scrolls V will be released this year, I’ve always enjoyed The Elder Scrolls IV. Let’s just hope for the best.

  8. Hi Beth!

    Thank you for the good games you are making for us!

    I really hope, as many people, that the next big game you are working on is a new Elder Scrolls title! I like this kind of rpg so much and I know you are the best to make great games on this way.

    So, happy new year Beth! And make us enjoy cool games!

  9. TES:V will be announced when it’s announced. I’d rather them take their take and tweak and polish it as much as they can. Not to mention play around with lots of different mechanics and features. It seems games are being released sooner then they should now that they can update console games like they for so long with PC games. I really want TES:V to be something special. Especially after seeing how far the Gamebyro engine has come.

  10. Who knows? TESV wouldn’t be released this year because of fallout: new vegas, but maybe 2011 will be the lucky year…

  11. Happy late New Years all!!!. I agree with all of you I’m craving an Elder Scrolls V announcement this year, Please Bethesda do it I beg you lol. I’ve always had a killer amount of respect for Bethesda they are some of the best people in the industry and most talented. They listen to fans and make some of the best games out there IMO honestly. I lose myself in they’re games especially Elder Scrolls.

  12. Please, Please, Please, Please, PLEASE!! announce TES V, Fallout 3 was great and everything, but nothing will compare to TES! So many TES fans really really want this, C’mon!

    *Whiney plea ends here*

  13. Speaking of which, anyone have a clue of a date when they’ll give any more info. I’m not sure how long it will take Keyes to pen a novel (or finish it). First one was great, except that it ends in a cliffhanger and the second book’s not out yet :O!

  14. I agree with Carey, I do want Bethesda to make TES:V as best as possible and to take their time on it, but I also realy REALY want it to be released this year! whatever happens TES series have been amazing BIG CHEERS to Bethesda ;)

  15. I kind of feel like the expectation for Bethesda to release TESV this year is somewhat unrealistic (unless it has been in super secret development for quite some time). However, any sort of announcement would be great, even if it is just to say that the development is underway!

  16. Favorite Games Of The Year:

    Fallout 3 Game Of The Year Edition
    Dragon Age Origins
    Left4Dead 2
    Necrovision
    Torchlight
    Warhammer 40k Dawn Of War 2
    Wolfenstein
    Painkiller Triple Dose
    Painkiller Ressurection

    Favorite Mods Of The Year:
    All of them! Ya ha! ha! ha! With a special shout out to the mod works of AlienSlof and Pepsi :D

    Favorite Games Of The Decade:

    Morrowind and expansions
    Oblivion and expansions
    Fallout 3 and DLCs
    F.E.A.R.
    Gothic 3 with the Community Patch
    Wizardry 8
    Dead Space
    Disciples 2
    Age Of Empires 3
    Rise Of Nations
    Doom 3
    Quake 4
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Hellgate London
    The Witcher
    Warhammer 40k Dawn Of War series
    Diablo 2 and expansion
    Age Of Mythology
    Age Of Wonders 2
    Warlords Battlecry 3
    Tropico 2 Pirate Cove
    Command And Conquer 3
    Supreme Commander
    Civilization 4 The Complete Collection
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Clutch (favorite doesnt always mean best)
    System Shock 2

    Cool gaming stuff am looking forward to:

    The Elder Scrolls V
    Dawn Of War 2 expansion pack
    Starcraft 2
    Diablo 3
    Doom 4

  17. I don’t know how Fallout: New Vegas is being anticipated. We haven’t seen a single screenshot or any news for that matter.

    I just want a TES: V announcement, just acknowledge it that it’s even in the works and we all would be happy.

  18. [I just want a TES: V announcement, just acknowledge it that it’s even in the works and we all would be happy.

    Left by tony on January 7th, 2010 ]

    I heard quite a few times at the official forums and other places about a year ago that it would be coming sometime this year. I think it was summer of 2010 which probably would have ended up being winter 2010-2011. Still the way it was being mentioned so often it seemed like it would happen in the first half of 2010.

    Once 2009 hit all of sudden news wise everything went into dead air mode and i havent heard a thing on progress. Maybe they decided they could make TES V even bigger and grander then it already was or its gonna be a big HERES TES V! announcement in the next few months.

    Maybe they wont announce til…release.

  19. I’ve heard that multiplayer vs for say Oblivion would not be likely but if you guys could give us some co-op action of 4 to 6 players,,,, wow! I don’t need to fight my friends but it would be amazing to fight as a guild… on this platform,, not W-O-W.. Thanks “Xbox Player”

  20. Beth, you already made us happy several times with beautiful games and we sure will love nearly everything of your sensational outputs. But as you can see, all over the fans are suffering for the next TES game…

    Why don`t you give us a hint? It won’t disturb your politics in any case, doesn’t it? Please don’t let the Fans and modders suffer any longer!

    In any case, best wishes for all your developments and a very happy 2010 to you as well!

  21. Hey, Bethesda, just so u guys know, everyone on the planet is so into TES that literally, u guys need to take a sh*t-load of a loan and make the best game your developers can barely comprehend, and you’ll make more money than you could imagine, as well as the best game in history…

  22. Come on Bethesda! Please give us TESV. Or atleast launch a rumor or a mysterious teaser, website.

    TESV IS THE REASON THAT I AM STILL ALIVE! If you don’t announce it I will committ suicide.

    LOLOLOL JK!

  23. Helo, we are a french site who’s dédicaced to Morrowind and Oblivion. A big thank you for this game to all devellopeur. A lot of invitation (if youy speak french)http://forum.wiwiland.net/index.php?act=home. A lot of sugestion : can do something for we can now the date of the first annoucement of The Elders Scrolls V ? Thank you for your answer, and Happy New Year !

  24. TESV is a must!!!
    Come on guys get yourself together, look at all these demand. I feel like there is something missing without playing elder scrolls once in a while. Hear us out please.

    Peace from Turkey

  25. Okay 2010 the year we make games. YEAH!!! On ign they say that for the list of companies that are making games for project Natal bethesda is on the list. Does this mean the ELDER SCROLLS will be project natal compatible if so do that please.

  26. Some split screen, co-op action in 360 form would be killer! But, even if this is not the direction TES goes I still anxiously await TESV!!!…like NOW!