Bethesda, the company behind Fallout, Skyrim and recent mobile hit Fallout Shelter, is planning on developing more mobile games in the near future.
Fallout Shelter was a surprise reveal at E3 2015 and featured a vault of your very own, where you had to control the lives of the dwellers within and develop your vault into a thriving community. After the success of this game, Director Todd Howard has stated that the team want to investigate further into the mobile market and make more games.
Apparently, despite the popularity of the Fallout series, the team weren’t expecting the success Fallout Shelter had. The mobile game pulled in a nice $5.1 million in the first two weeks alone, and has since logged billions of sessions worldwide.
This new idea of entering the mobile market came from the realization that everyone in the studio already plays a lot of mobile games, and they’ve since expressed a desire to try their hand at making their own games.
“It’s in your pocket, a lot of [the games are] free or easy to try, Howard told Gamespot during the 2016 DICE Summit. “Every time you’re playing, you’re thinking, ‘We could do one of these, I think we could do something special here.’ So we’re gonna do more.”
Bethesda have not yet revealed what “more” will be, but there’s a lot of possibilities. The studio can expand on one of its existing franchises, like it did with Fallout Shelter, or craft completely new worlds and experience especially for mobile.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.