If you were working on one of the most anticipated video games in the world, would you tell your children about it? This is a challenge for the parents that most of us do not need to see, but Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard is in a separate category.
"[My youngest] was like," Okay, when is Elder Scrolls VI coming? "" Howard, who The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 headed, said on a new episode of Game Maker's Notebook Podcasts. "And I think," Uhh, I'm not going to talk about it now either. & # 39; He says, "Can I give you my ideas? May I work on it? Come on, tell me a few things, I will not tell anyone. "
" I'm like, "Well, you could, so I will not say anything."
The playmaker notebook, hosted by Insomniac Games boss Ted Price, launched last year and is full of fascinating interviews, I recommend adding it to your podcast rotation alongside Kotaku Splitscreen . [19659005Here'stherelevantpartoftheHowardinterview: Todd Howard: My youngest, I have a switch for him and he really in Zelda, and he had not traditionally played these games, and he was too young to When Skyrim came out on Switch, I said, "Well, you played a lot of Zelda, I think you like Skyrim." And I want to make it as a dad, like & # 39; Please, play this game and watch if you like it. "And the short story is: he was obsessed with it
Ted Price: Oh, that's great.
Howard: It was great for a while, and then he got talking like any conversation, "Dad, what about the Thalmor? Do you believe in Talos? Is he a god in this? What's this? What is your favorite Daedra? Why do you want to do that? What are your weapons? Where did Tiber Septim come from? "He knows and I forget a lot.
The other week I thought," I'm done talking about it, I do not want to talk about it. I get enough at work. Let us talk about something else. "And he got really upset, and then he went through all the cycles, that's how I got it first-hand every day, he played on the switch, then he went to the Xbox One version and then discovered Mods, following all these creators, who talk about skyrim mods, lots of old videos, but some of them new, then he downloads all these mods and shows them what all the creators did in the game, it was really special to see it through this filter again was really great.
Price: This is one of the reasons why we make games, or influence people so that they may be inspired – talk to your son about making the games
Howard: He does it, then he says, "Okay, when is Elder Scrolls VI ?" And I'm "Uhh, I'm not going to talk about it now either. He says, "Can I give you my ideas? May I work on it? Come on, tell me a few things, I will not tell anyone. "I say," Well, you could, so I will not say anything. "But it's great – I think a lot of kids want to get into videogames – if you're a creator, I want my own sons to find their own way, as opposed to" Yeah, you should definitely make games. "
Listen to the whole episode here .