The other day we told you about the recently announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Bethesda also announced that they would be developing it using an entirely new engine; Gamebryo, the engine that has powered The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas, is finally being put to rest.
Over the weekend, Nick Breckon, community manager for Bethesda, broke the news via Twitter. When asked if the as-yet-unnamed engine was a Gamebryo variant, he had only this to say:
It’s a new graphics/gameplay engine built internally. We’ll have more details down the road.
Although I’m a big fan of both Fallout games — and, to a lesser extent, Oblivion — I’ll be among the first to admit that they are extremely buggy. Hopefully this new engine will be a bit more reliable.
Information comes via GiantBomb