The long winded rumour that Skyrim could contain either a hidden co-op or multiplyer aspect is now officially dead. In an interview with IGN, Bethesda’s Todd Howard confirmed the game is a single player experience (again) and “that [the] dev time is going to take away from doing the best single player game we can”. We can’t say we’re surprised, in fact, we’re slightly relieved if anything. Howard did go on to confirm that there’s two requests that the dev team get from the fans: dragons and multiplayer.
“The two most requested features we get are dragons and multiplayer. We got one of them this time! We always look into multiplayer, put lots of ideas on the whiteboard, and it always loses. It’s not that we don’t like it. I can think of ways it would be a lot of fun, but at the end of the day, that dev time is going to take away from doing the best single player game we can, and that’s where our hearts are.”
Multiplayer in Hammerfell anyone?