The History of Bethesda Game Studios - Elder Scrolls / Fallout Documentary


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  • Bruno Stratmann
    Bruno Stratmann 15 hours ago

    one day, i'll work for bethesda game studios

  • Rick Lolkema
    Rick Lolkema 2 days ago

    They are a wonderful company and they have great caring people that love their work and the community. We need these guys and hope that they never quit.

  • Jim McCambridge
    Jim McCambridge 3 days ago +1

    brilliant work and done by you Noclip guys yourselves, your own produced hard worked original content and interviews. You are the Ken Burns of gaming documentaries--massive thanks..:)

  • Willz __
    Willz __ 4 days ago

    Yea, it's one broken game engine they keep using to make broken games.
    Game engines never change.

  • Josh Mc grath
    Josh Mc grath 5 days ago

    I love Bethesda to bits

  • Martin Productions
    Martin Productions 5 days ago

    45:50 Thats the fucking funniest thing I've ever heard, I've never heard Todd swear lol.

  • Arriaga Two
    Arriaga Two 7 days ago

    Bethesda games mid 90's looks like today's Minecraft

  • Cuthbert Bracegirdle

    It would have been funny if right at the 3 minute mark, it froze, and then crashed to desktop.

  • Halpe
    Halpe 8 days ago


  • Jaspirita
    Jaspirita 12 days ago

    Only thing I disagree on is modding community age, the Sims community is probably just as old!

  • Andrej Stupar
    Andrej Stupar 12 days ago

    I remember being 12 or something, and all I could thing about were FPS games. Never really thought of PC RPGs at the time, I played the Final Fantasy games on console and that's the RPG fix I got back then. At the time all we played were Marios on the console and Doom and Quake and Unreal Tournament on PC. THAT'S IT! I had a subscription to a PC magazine that came with a CD every month and Morrowind was on it but I never got into it. I played all the other demos...tried everything but Morrowind just wouldn't stick with me. Some time passes and I remember I was sick. I had a bad case of angina and I said ok let's really give it a shot. That's when I started reading all the dialogs, all the books and I can proudly say, Morrowind helped me learn the English language (my native language is Slovenian), so thanks A LOT Bethesta! I play every game they made since then!

  • SplatterTv #000
    SplatterTv #000 13 days ago +1


  • Redleaf Boomer
    Redleaf Boomer 14 days ago

    This sort of video takes me back to the old machinima vids the all your history series

  • Alex Buckenham
    Alex Buckenham 16 days ago

    Great documentary. Maybe Bethesda should remember what made them great sometimes, making great games for the fans rather than trying to extract every last cent from everything with schemes like paid mods and just re-releasing Skyrim over and over without fixing things that were fixed with fan patches 7 years ago.
    At their best, they're great, they've lost their way this decade.

    • Mayor League Gamers
      Mayor League Gamers 10 days ago

      It's not the devs fault. There's a difference between Bethesda Softworks (the publisher under the thumb of the greedy, evil Zenimax) and Bethesda Game Studios (the actual group of programmers with Todd Howard and co.)

  • brandon H
    brandon H 18 days ago

    one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time

  • N. Petrenko
    N. Petrenko 20 days ago

    Loved it :D

  • Iustin Nitza
    Iustin Nitza 21 day ago

    Why don't you create a documentary about Diablo series? That's obviously another "one of the most prolific RPG in gaming history". Thanks

  • Rangarajan Kesavan
    Rangarajan Kesavan 25 days ago

    I want to go play Skyrim and Fallout 4 again now.....

  • Jared Miller
    Jared Miller 26 days ago

    What music is playing at the beginning?

    • A A
      A A 2 days ago

      The Fallout theme

  • Alpine Flow
    Alpine Flow 28 days ago

    Great documentary. I have played every Elder Scrolls game and every Fallout game, losing myself for thousands of hours in these vast worlds. Thank you Bethesda (and Interplay). Please never forget your roots and continue making such memorable games.

  • The Last Cole
    The Last Cole 28 days ago

    This is like, my third or fourth time watching this xD

  • Архив Рисунков

    Субтитры радуют

  • My Cat's Name Is Gizmo

    0:09 Wherever that is, TAKE ME THERE.

  • ralife11379
    ralife11379 Month ago

    It's almost surreal hearing someone talk extremely passionately about something you yourself found mostly bland (fallout 4). It just goes to show that you will always love something you work hard to create; no matter what most people say.

  • ralife11379
    ralife11379 Month ago

    hearing that they put extra work into making the area you see when you get out of the starter dungeon in oblivion and just seeing it again in this video warms my heart. Oblivion was my first open world game, and ill never forget the moment i stepped out of that dungeon for as long as i live. The mountains, the water, the alyied ruin.

    I remember thinking to myself "wait, can i actually go over there to that ruin?". When i got near the water i half expected it be surrounded by an invisible wall honestly. I was so entrenched in the idea of games guiding my hand that the idea of just "going somewhere i wanted" seemed alien. Then when i got to the ruin and fought the bandits there i turned around and saw the imperial city. My jaw dropped and it was at that moment i realized i was in an actual world; not just a series of levels, but a world. It was actually to much for me to take in and i ended up following the main quest all the way through kavatch because i didn't know what to do with so much freedom.

    In alot of way's, ive grown past Bethesda's games. So much so that the news of 76 barely excited me at all. They have given me incredible memories and experiences i wouden't trade for the world, but maybe bethesda and adult me just aren't compatible anymore. Im unsure, and maybe the next elder scrolls or starfield will bring me back. Until then, ill keep my memories and hope.

  • ニョホ!
    ニョホ! Month ago


  • moegi
    moegi Month ago

    i love you documentaries dawg

  • Fuzz Face
    Fuzz Face Month ago

    Bethesda does make buggy, sometimes unfinished games, and sometimes some weak stories, but at the heart of it, they always make something memorable, and they believe in what they're doing. That makes Bethesda a great developer.
    But I think gamers get into a mindset that things should be a certain way and never change. There's quite a large segment of gamers that hate Fallout 4 for a lot of bullshit reasons. I say dig it for what it is, not what you think it should be, and you might find that you like the game. I did have my reservations about Fallout 4 at first, but I decided to give it a shot, and discovered it to be quite enjoyable.
    My only gripe about Fallout 4 is the Character lighting shader, it's always on, but in low light it's horrible looking. You've all seen it, that odd glow that your character and every npc gets in low light conditions. it can be turned off on the PC version, the command is "cl off". It makes quite a difference in dark areas and it looks far more realistic (also makes enemy NPC's harder to spot)

  • Freesia Antarctica
    Freesia Antarctica Month ago


  • Hugo Stiglitz
    Hugo Stiglitz Month ago

    Fallout New Vegas sucks . Worst combat, art style, and world in the series

    • A A
      A A 2 days ago

      FNV's combat is way better than Fallout 3's.

  • Mudshrooze
    Mudshrooze Month ago

    I can't seem to be able to play daggerfall on any modern day computer is there an emulator anywhere?

  • Cheappy V
    Cheappy V Month ago

    But can you interview ROCKSTAR? You can't.

  • Jerkwilkesbooth
    Jerkwilkesbooth Month ago

    Set fallout 5 in Denver CO mutant bison

  • Jon O
    Jon O Month ago

    It blows my mind there isn't a process you can go through to get access as a media creator to certain places. I'm pretty sure they could properly vet a couple of nerdy guys enough to take a few photos without an armed guard chasing them off.

  • Francisco Oliveira
    Francisco Oliveira Month ago

    IDC what haters say, Bethesda is on my top 5 game studios. Oblivion was my introduction to them and I've loved them ever since.

  • Tidiest Flyer
    Tidiest Flyer Month ago

    Oh the fallout theme gives me tingles every time

  • Andrew Quinn
    Andrew Quinn Month ago

    Morrowind was mind-blowing in 2002 on Xbox LOL.

  • Jason Cooper
    Jason Cooper Month ago

    1:14:32 I see a tiddy.

  • Hades XCI
    Hades XCI Month ago

    Such great work on these documentaries.

  • Kelvin Casing
    Kelvin Casing Month ago

    Excellent stuff, I'm sure people will be looking back to these in 200 years. I mean, if you're the only person recording the history, where else are they gonna go?!

  • Sam Schaefer
    Sam Schaefer Month ago

    Danny’s got big titties

  • Kirk Hamilton
    Kirk Hamilton Month ago +1

    I've been a fan of Bethesda for a number of years now and have had the pleasure of watching them grow from heehaw to huge

  • Vindelextreme 2.0
    Vindelextreme 2.0 Month ago +1

    29:14 bruh is that donald trump

    • Obo
      Obo Month ago

      Vindelextreme 2.0 Hilarious and original.

  • jussified
    jussified Month ago

    The "Arrow in the knee" line actually appears in the book Name of the Wind which predates Skyrim, check it out. Don't think it's a coincidence at all. Maybe he doesn't remember he took it from there. Not saying he's "stealing" it, but he does seem kinda nervous talking about it though, weird. :o

  • Healagon
    Healagon Month ago

    Thank you so much for this.

  • Playerz714
    Playerz714 Month ago

    Funny because Fallout New Vegas seems to be best one from all the ones Since Fallout 3 came out

  • Playerz714
    Playerz714 Month ago

    They should of talked about the major and undeniable that there games are terribly buggy and broken

  • VirtuaMe
    VirtuaMe Month ago

    ‘The History Of Rockstar Games’ with you interviewing the Housers next please

  • toh ping Tiang
    toh ping Tiang Month ago

    Now you know where all the cats come from.

  • preachercaine
    preachercaine Month ago

    A forking knife

  • HabitualOliver
    HabitualOliver 2 months ago

    48:13 This decision its the stupidest thing i ever heard in my whole life... JEEEZ.
    Why dont u put all the "bad words" in the game? In the Fallout Universe the society lives in a dead world, what the fuck do u expect? The people born and lives in a dead world, the education is dead...

    NOTW116NOTW 2 months ago

    Haha I am currently going for the platinum in Skyrim for the PS4 alongside the most serious play through of an RPG I have ever done. Man, this game is massive. Thank you so Bethesda for all your hard work! And thank you NoClip for a very great look at their history. I learned a lot about them and all they do.

  • Machtyn
    Machtyn 2 months ago

    The bucket over the head thing just reminded me why I hate placing stuff in Oblivion and Skyrim - all the objects tend to fall upside down and it takes 5 minutes to maybe get that item set in the correct place.
    A person or group had made an excellent mod for Morrowind that allowed a person to use 3 axis turning to place objects. But Bethesda isn't worried about the PC Gamers... everything must work with a gamepad.

  • Maximum Break
    Maximum Break 2 months ago +1

    18:00 "We don't really do the RPG that the console crowd wants"
    So you shit on every PC player by giving them a game that the PC crowd doesn't want...
    THIS is exactly why i hate consoles and multiplatform practices. what if i DO want a deep game like ES2 on my console?! because, well, maybe i want something different and more mature than final fantasy on my xbox? RIGHT after ES2 they started just jumping on every trend, losing their identity, appeasing to mainstream and create bland, samey interchangeable games. Morrowind was good but THIS was where it really already started.

  • Machtyn
    Machtyn 2 months ago +1

    Wow... they ripped out tons of stuff for the XBox. Sucks for us PC gamers.

  • Cooqui22
    Cooqui22 2 months ago

    Please make a Dwarf Fortress documentary that would be awesome

  • MHTaylor
    MHTaylor 2 months ago

    I played Morrowind...but Honestly, I fell in love with Oblivion. It's the first game I remember ever being addicted to.

  • Anon Mason
    Anon Mason 2 months ago +1

    1: Make an exe file with an epic name.
    2: Have the mod community finish work on your exe file for free labor.
    3: Sell exe file to mod community for full price and take credit.

  • jose solis
    jose solis 2 months ago +1

    fallout 4 was trash.

  • bnerd1
    bnerd1 2 months ago

    i personally find the best way to play morrowind and fallout 3 is tale of two wastelands and morroblivion

  • Kyle Cherry
    Kyle Cherry 2 months ago

    1:13:04 LoL, No....the downtown area does not run smooth, objectively so. I have a high end pc and it still bogs the game down. CTD's and massive frame rate drops. You really have to know your .ini edits and get the proper texture settings/mods to get it to run well. You can love or hate the game, but to have the most interesting area in the game be soooo poorly optimized without any effort to correct it is infuriating. I don't know how it passed QA, it's mind boggling.
    I know that this is a poorly placed complaint in an otherwise stellar doc, but as soon as I heard him say that I was triggered.

  • Kyle Cherry
    Kyle Cherry 2 months ago

    Loved the doc. You guys are fantastic.

  • Fabian Alberto
    Fabian Alberto 2 months ago

    i love this people

  • A2B
    A2B 2 months ago

    You guys are the Discovery Channel of gaming industry.

  • CallOfDrewthulhu
    CallOfDrewthulhu 2 months ago

    Shout-out to Dragon Magazine!

  • Николай Мартьянов

    So, Xbox saved Bethesda back then and made Morrowind the masterpiece it was. Thank you, console simplification.

  • Brian Fox
    Brian Fox 2 months ago +1

    какиеже беседка помойники со своими городами из трех сараев и квестами про механиста и мнимирнику

  • Gaunjee Major
    Gaunjee Major 2 months ago

    55:00 talking about Skyblivion

  • Felipe Fernandes
    Felipe Fernandes 2 months ago

    Queria legendas em PT-BR =/

  • LGmaxter171
    LGmaxter171 2 months ago

    1:09:18 someone else saw the vault 117 in the middle :0 (sorry for bad english)

  • Ksam Tekcaj
    Ksam Tekcaj 2 months ago

    lmao that Morrowind comment. If that doesn't tell BGS something, then it really should. BGS has done perfect with world design, level design, customizing your character's looks, making combat smooth in TES and Fallout..Honestly all they need to do is to improve the other half of their games..the role and choice. Look back to Morrowind the game that saved your Studio. I know I'm not the only one thinking this. Really great documentary though, it's amazing to see how talented and how much they really care about the games. Sometimes as a gamer you never get to see how much devs do to push the envelope.

  • Stephen Whitemore
    Stephen Whitemore 2 months ago +1

    Everying Todd Howard says in this has nothing to do with his newest games, all of that was lost 15 years ago.
    Morrowind is small, so is Oblivion and Skyrim, they arent worlds, they are a spit of land, atleast Morrowind had depth, Daggerfall is 62000 square miles.

  • Mocha Pino
    Mocha Pino 2 months ago

    Found this gem looking for Fallout 76. Great documentary!

  • Slaba
    Slaba 2 months ago +1

    Father Todd Howard

  • kelvin garrido
    kelvin garrido 2 months ago

    Tell bethesda to stop making fucking games until they make or use a new engine

  • Wicked Princ3
    Wicked Princ3 2 months ago

    Godamn...34:51 peep that thicc booty left hand screen

  • gonace
    gonace 2 months ago +1

    Oh my how arrogant can one be, this guy have to take a look in the mirror. If he really think he did the right thing, there is no reason to throw shoots around you like it's halloween.

  • PP
    PP 2 months ago

    Fallout 3 was literally a perfect game!

  • George Swift
    George Swift 2 months ago +1

    Bethesda suck ass

  • Zach Mills
    Zach Mills 2 months ago

    This team is genius. The amount of detail and references pulled from history (or mythology depending on the franchise) crafted into these worlds truly makes for a fully immersive experience that I've seldom had in any other video game experience. I can not thank them enough for the experiences they have allowed me to have.

  • Electro-Cute
    Electro-Cute 2 months ago +2

    The history of how Bethesda ruined fallout?

  • Kenny Munson
    Kenny Munson 2 months ago

    Have you heard of the High Elves?

  • Al Capwned
    Al Capwned 2 months ago +4

    Sees the world of Morrowind: *feelings of nostalgia, tranquility and true happiness take over*
    Sees Cliff Racer: *PTSD sets in*

  • TheSpoi
    TheSpoi 2 months ago

    id like to see the chatting system in the new elder scrolls game

  • Adrian Zaslona
    Adrian Zaslona 2 months ago

    This was brilliant!

  • Meister
    Meister 2 months ago +16

    This is so well made and really easy to watch. It gives you at least some idea of all the work and passion that goes into each game.

  • Вадим Малкин

    Seriously, I woundering every time and need ask about: whose was the idea to desine that scary as shit frosen spiders in Skyrim? I love Skyrim, but this shit I can't stand. Where was producer, which came and say: what the hell is that?! ((

  • Daniel Green
    Daniel Green 2 months ago

    "Bug's life"

  • LoudSoda
    LoudSoda 2 months ago

    I played Morrowind in 2009 after playing fallout 3 and oblivion. Today, I can say it’s my favorite game ever. Thank you Bethesda!

  • WalkerTheWastelander
    WalkerTheWastelander 2 months ago


  • Dunja K
    Dunja K 2 months ago

    a potato?

  • Timothy Franklin
    Timothy Franklin 2 months ago

    I'm so glad dune was an inspiration

  • quuanngg
    quuanngg 2 months ago

    Fallout 76 needs to fail so we can have our best Fallout 6 from Bethesda

    • A A
      A A 2 days ago

      Fallout 5 has to come before 6

  • Flávio Ramos
    Flávio Ramos 2 months ago

    best 1:28:37 min of my life .... GO GO BETHESDA

  • Inigo vyvyan
    Inigo vyvyan 2 months ago

    Morrowind IS the best

  • Julien Lauzon
    Julien Lauzon 2 months ago

    all this persons are hero !

  • Julien Lauzon
    Julien Lauzon 2 months ago

    having sword and be able to cast spell at same time was so good it relly miss that in skyrim

    ALBXNIXN 2 months ago

    Lol wearing a double shirt to hide the man boobs

  • Dylan417
    Dylan417 2 months ago

    200 hours of Fallout 4 on PS4 at launch. Only witnissed two or three noticeable framerate drops/major bugs. That game, while lacking in the RPG department, was an excellent open world shooter. The gameplay kept me hooked, which I think is the element BGS has always struggled with the most. Hopefully TES6 and Starfield can marry that gameplay with their older, signature RPG depth.

  • An Abra
    An Abra 2 months ago

    Too bad Fallout 4 was disappointment. :(