Bethesda tried and failed to keep Werewolves in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim a secret as it’s now public knowledge, but one huge feature that they have revealed prior to release has only just come into the limelight. If you didn’t already know, Skyrim will feature infinite quests.
Yes, we’re not kidding. Bethesda’s new game will actually allow the player to play Skyrim for the rest of his or her life if they wish, and it is all thanks to the brand new Radiant system that is featured in the game.
Todd Howard confirmed the news in a recent phone interview with Wired, stating that Skyrim will offer ‘a never-ending stream of procedurally generated content, giving players an infinite number of things to do.’ Howard specifically said: ”The vibe of the game is that it’s something that you can play forever”.
For those that played Oblivion, you should be able to remember that quests were specific and mapped out accordingly. Even though there were hundreds, there was still a set number of quests, like the guild quests for example which would end once you reach the highest rank. In Skyrim though, we’re hearing that even guild quests will be infinite as once you complete the main guild missions, you’ll still be able to take part in minor guild quests like acquiring gems or killing certain Skyrim inhabitants – all of which are randomly generated.
It sounds too good to be true, as this is a feature that many Elder Scrolls fans have been dying to see. We’re hoping that the new Radiant System will throw out some varied random quests though, as we wouldn’t want to see similar quests time after time again. We’re guessing that Bethesda has created it in a way though that different types of random quests will never be the same twice in a row.
What are your thoughts on the new endless quests feature in Skyrim? Are you feeling slightly shocked in a good way? – We never expected to see something like this, and we love it of course. Don’t forget PC owners, you can now pre-load the game if you haven’t already.