A document from Microsoft documents leak showcasing a ‘Title Release Schedule’ for Bethesda spanning from FY20E to FY24E has ignited speculation.
The list, which was leaked a few hours ago was a summary of Microsoft’s proposal to purchase ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda (an acquisition that would be confirmed two months later), beginning July 2020. This list, which comes from Microsoft documents leak (ZeniMax presentation), includes all the titles and DLC that will be released by the end of the fiscal year 2024.
Upcoming Bethesda Games Scheduled for FY24 Leaked
The upcoming Bethesda games scheduled for 2023 include remasters of iconic titles such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and a fresh installment in the Doom franchise.
In addition to the well-known titles, there were several undisclosed projects in the pipeline:
- An ‘Oblivion’ remaster (initially slated for fiscal year 2022)
- ‘Doom Year Zero’ alongside its DLC (set for fiscal year 2023), followed by a second round of DLC in fiscal year 2024
- A remastered version of ‘Fallout 3’ (scheduled for fiscal year 2024)
- The sequel to ‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ (slated for fiscal year 2024)
- ‘Dishonored 3’ (planned for fiscal year 2024)
Moreover, there were a number of titles earmarked for consoles/PCs that lacked specific names, including:
- The Indiana Jones game (previously known, with an initial projection for fiscal year 2022)
- ‘Project Kestrel’ (projected for fiscal year 2023), along with an expansion (scheduled for fiscal year 2024)
- ‘Project Platinum’
- An unnamed “licensed IP game”
It’s important to bear in mind that these projections were made over three years ago, before Microsoft’s complete acquisition of ZeniMax in March 2021. Also, this list was likely formulated before the COVID-19 pandemic, which significantly disrupted many AAA video game developments.
While the forecast extends to the end of the 2024 financial year, it’s probable that any unrevealed games may launch beyond this timeframe. For instance, the list initially projected the release of Starfield by the end of June 2021, a timeline that was at least two years away. Additionally, due to the dynamic nature of video game development, not all projects outlined three years ago may have persisted, and some might have been canceled since the document’s creation in July 2020.
Among the titles listed, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Fallout 3 remasters’ are highly anticipated additions. The leak suggests that Bethesda Game Studios could be working on releasing this remastered version in fiscal years 2022 and 2024, respectively.
It’s essential to note that the timeline displayed in the leaked document is outdated and may not accurately reflect current developments. Nonetheless, the prospect of a ‘Fallout 3 Remaster’ is exciting news for fans of the franchise, especially given the prolonged wait for ‘Fallout 5.’ Also, the document’s pre-acquisition status (Microsoft x ZeniMax) implies that Bethesda’s priorities may have evolved since then.
For constant updates, keep following Gamevro.