The Bethesda Podcast: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Special


Before we look forward to Skyrim, we first look back to Oblivion.

Last week we marked the fifth anniversary of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’s release. In this episode of the podcast, we revisit the game that served as a landmark for Bethesda. Listen as key team members recount their memories of working on the project, followed by a roundtable discussion with Todd Howard and Pete Hines.

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Reader Comments

  1. This was a great listen. Seriously, if you wanted to do another hour of this I would eat it up. I love an inside look at one of my favourite games and the people behind it.

  2. Love this podcast.

    Please let this be in the Skyrim CE!
    – Concept Art Book
    – Original Soundtrack
    – Making Of DVD
    – Order of the Dragon necklace


  3. Five years? Sheesh and I didn’t get far in that game. I question myself on why I even got it. LOL! It is still on my HDD too.

  4. I love the way in Beth podcasts the speakers just talk to us without constantly being in “sell” mode. It was really fun to hear from more members of the team this time around. Very interesting podcast. I’ll listen again. 🙂

  5. I’m halfways into the podcast so far. I love all the talk.

    Oblivion is the best game ever created. I have played it for around 2000 hours and I will spend many more hundreds of hours with it for many years to come.

  6. This was an awesome podcast, I really enjoyed listening to peoples experiences with oblivion. Defiantly one of my favorite podcasts.

  7. First part of podcast was really like very very professionally done radio documentary. I was very much pleased to hear something like that. Not very common (only in Tamriel?) and fabulous.

    Second part was more common “let’s talk together”, but it contained much interesting information about early history of Xbox360. How about history of PS3-version. Maybe some other time?

  8. One time I was walking to Bruma from Chorrol the hard way – over the mountains at night. I’d used my last repair hammer, and as I tried to make the summit, it seems like every possible random encounter was hitting me with trolls, bears, and others of the nastiest baddies. To make matters worse, the weather was atrocious. It was a hellish trip.

    But I’d resolved to make the trip on foot, despite my ravaged armor and weapons and the disease that was keeping my magicka from regenerating.

    Finally, I was limping along in sneak mode listening to the crunch-crunch of my feet on snow and hoping that the next rise was the summit. It was. Even better, I’d lost track of the time and I hit the summit at sunrise, just as the weather was breaking. I got a world-class view to one of the greatest sunrises I’d ever seen in the game. As beautiful as a sunset in Anvil. And below me, I could finally see Bruma in the distance. I play on a 50-inch HDTV in my game room, and it was one of those moments when it doesn’t matter that it’s just a game. It just takes you away.

    Thanks to the crew at Bethesda for their vision, creativity and taste. I’m a customer for life. Happy Anniversary.

  9. Once i was going to close an oblivion gate just outside of leyawinn i think and there were some monsters in front of it so i killed them then i noticed a guard standing in front of the oblivion gate just staring at it frozen
    i mean he was a redguard but he looked pale like he was in shock and he wasn’t responding to me