Used game trade a concern – Bethesda

Always-online seems like a good way to counter it, right?

Posted By | On 16th, Apr. 2013

bethesda game studios

Bethesda has spoken out against used game trade and they believe it’s a cause for concern.

“We have tried to mitigate it by creating games that offer replayability, by supporting them with DLC that’s worth hanging onto the game for, or offering tools that let them take things further,” Bethesda vice president told Destructoid.

“Games are not cheap to buy because they’re expensive to make, and people are looking for ways to keep it affordable. I’m not sure anyone has figured out a solution that works for everyone, and there simply may not be one until someone figures out how to include developers and publishers in the loop on used games sales instead of keeping it all for themselves.”

He also shared his thoughts on the multiplayer and said that it should only be included when it adds something to the game.

“The time and energy we would have put into adding online/co-op/whatever functionality to Skyrim would have taken away from the single-player experience. I don’t think the game would have been as good. We’d spend a lot more time working on how it all works when one person is playing versus two people, and the end result would have been a lesser game,” he said.

“Todd Howard has explicitly said this in the past, so I’m gonna go with what he thinks. I think multiplayer really helps when multiplayer is important to the game experience the developer wants to create. If it’s not important, leave it out.”

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

The Ascent Gameplay Walkthrough Outlines Enemy Behavior, Cover and More

The Ascent Gameplay Walkthrough Outlines Enemy Behavior, Cover and More

Neon Giant co-founder Arcade Berg talks over the first 1.5 hours of the action RPG and discusses attributes, l...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Mastery Challenge Mode Arrives on June 15th

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Mastery Challenge Mode Arrives on June 15th

As a free update for all players, Mastery Challenge offers three unique Trials to complete. Unlockable rewards...

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Has Had Over 20 Million Players Till Date

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Has Had Over 20 Million Players Till Date

Respawn Entertainment also acknowledges an issue with the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade showing up as paid f...

3 More Xbox Studio Acquisitions Could Be Announced At E3 2021 – Rumour

3 More Xbox Studio Acquisitions Could Be Announced At E3 2021 – Rumour

Insider rumors seem to suggest that Microsoft might announce up to 3 studio acquisitions at its Xbox E3 confer...

Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope Will be Announced at Ubisoft Forward – Rumour

Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope Will be Announced at Ubisoft Forward – Rumour

A notable leaker has suggested that a new Mario + Rabbids game is in development at Ubisoft, set to release as...

A Plague Tale: Requiem Coming in 2022, Launching Day One on Xbox Game Pass – Rumor

A Plague Tale: Requiem Coming in 2022, Launching Day One on Xbox Game Pass – Rumor

A Plague Tale: Innocence is also rumored to be getting a next-gen remaster and will be free with PlayStation P...