Starfield is in trouble, if supposed insider leaks from Bethesda are to be believed. Even better, according to the same person, Elder Scrolls: Blades has recently been delayed because even though it's fully functional, it's not fun at all.
It goes without saying that what you're about to read is to be taken with a fistful of salt, but we've got to admit that the story certainly has a dramatic flair to it: "Fallout 76 is killing us."
"It's a shitshow right now," said the apparent leaker on 4chan - of course - whose post immediately got screenshot and posted on Resetera, where it is currently being discussed by people both accepting and sceptical of the subject matter.
According to the leak, Starfield has been stuck in a rut for a number of years now, where entire studios are devoted to fixing bugs in ways that Bethesda Maryland never approves of: "Space combat does not work in this engine," says the leaker, referring to Creation. "One studio made it work in a new engine, it was pretty awesome - but Maryland threw a fuc*ing fit."
Something that ought to be noted is that a dev studio is unlikely to develop or begin using an engine that's not approved of by the higher-ups, meaning that the lead dev studio would know if someone is attempting a fix through employing a different engine. Anyhow - moving on.
There was little good said about Starfield, all in all: "The story has been rewritten TWICE, and a whole game's worth of levels and bosses has been made and scrapped. People are seriously asking who is in charge."
The leaker says that Elder Scrolls: Blades is making progress, but that it is downright awful and dull, and that the cause of all these projects unravelling is Fallout 76: "It's causing panic," they said.
There's no way of confirming whether any of this is true, of course, and perhaps it'd be best if it would be considered little more than unsubstantiated rumour, but it is undoubtedly true that the shaky release of Fallout 76 is causing at least some amount of disarray at Bethesda. The rest, however, is up for us to decide whether we believe it or not.