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The hidden Skyrim feature that you didn’t know about

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Gs1233211aa

Daggerfall had random generated quests over 10 years ago. So nothing new.

Dustin

Well the DLC is still going to warrant for download cause it will be a totally new area unless you just like walking around the same scenery Andy

Michael Axline

As mentioned before, the “infinite quests” is likely going to be simple, and repetitive generic quests, “Go clear X dungeon for the umpteenth time.” or to fetch an item from said dungeon. Regenerating dungeons aren’t new in Elder Scrolls (pretty sure Oblivion has them) now they are just giving you a reason to go to them. While it’s not something that will keep me hooked on the game for an indefinite time (say going around and hunting for these quests for hours a day), it will be a cool aspect to have if I’m looking for a way to waste… Read more »

Cerus

I look forward to the day that voice synth is good enough, and AI is clever enough, that an entire storyline can be written, voiced and executed with dynamic content.

Dynasty2021
Dynasty2021

Guarantee this is more of a marketing thing. By that I mean, if atleast one of the quests can be repeated forever, they can say they have infinite quests.  That or they have infinite quests that are so menial that nobody in their right mind would do them over and over (collect x herbs..oh yay..), but because they exist, they can be used to draw in new people to buy the game, then be disappointed when the realisation hits them, but Bethesda dont care as they already have your money. It’s like the huge sales adverts you see outside shops. … Read more »

Andy
Andy

If the game contains an infinite amount of quests, then the DLC is going to have to offer something impressive to warrant a purchase

VatoLoco
VatoLoco

Ill do it all anyway 😀 (till I get tired)

John May
John May

Reminds me of the first Elder Scrolls.

Sam
Sam

Well their goes my plan of doing everything in tha game..

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