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I’ve been offline because I’ve been at MIT. At today’s video game symposium, Christopher Weaving (of Bethesda fame) shared this story with me, which I thought was interesting enough to share with others. Apologies for it being quickly disjointed, these are my during-the-conference notes.
Why Skyrim Is So Detailed
After Morrowind, they noticed they were getting a lot of registration cards from people over 60, and they started wondering why, so they called the people ; universally, people said that the grandchildren would think that the game was pretty and installed it, and then the elderly people kept playing their child’s game because of the fact that they had travelled a lot as youth, were unable to do it now, and would go through the world, talking to people, shopping, and admiring the scenery ; this was a demographic Bethesda had never intended to play their games, using their games in a way that they had never expected to see