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Mikami making AAA title for Bethesda, will be his last as director


In an interview with Famitsu (translated by 1UP), Shinji Mikami and Bethesda's Asia GM Tetsu Takahashi revealed that Tango Gameworks is already at work on a major, AAA title for Bethesda. "That's the only sort of title we're interested in," Takahashi explained. "Any such project is going to involve tens of millions of dollars either way, so instead of cutting dev time and features and hoping for a million copies sold, it's better to take your time, make something great and aim for five million instead. We believe that there's actually less risk when you do it that way."

According to Mikami, this project will be his last as a director, though he intends to focus on running Tango after the (currently unannounced) game is complete. "I can only last for so long handling both director and company president duties," Mikami said, "and besides, I want to give our younger developers a chance." Bethesda knew of Mikami's intentions before its parent Zenimax acquired Tango, he insisted, and he was brought on with the understanding that he wouldn't be directing every game. That said, Mikami reassured that he would aim to put "all of my experience, my energy and everything else I've got into this game."

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