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


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  • Hoagie Buns
    Hoagie Buns 5 hours ago

    My favorite studio evahhh

  • Leaked Ideias
    Leaked Ideias 11 hours ago

    todd,todd howard never changes.

    TMRTMR 13 hours ago

    Thanks for adding Japanese translation.

  • YiYaEmperor
    YiYaEmperor 14 hours ago

    Whats that weapon mod at 54:41

  • Rui Leite
    Rui Leite Day ago

    "Gary... GARY!"

  • Nicolas Brandon
    Nicolas Brandon Day ago

    Could you do a documentary on Rocksteady?

  • NintendoFanBoy07

    Not a Bethesda fan but interesting doc.

  • Andrew Herlihy
    Andrew Herlihy Day ago

    I'd love to see you guys do documentaries on Valve and 3D Realms!

  • Andrew Herlihy
    Andrew Herlihy Day ago

    This was really cool and really helps elevates their amazing games when you look at their company from this perspective. It's also nice to know what elder scrolls 1 & 2 were like because I'm one of the guys whos first encounter with Bethesda games was Morrowind.

  • DevilKeyz
    DevilKeyz Day ago


  • JMW177
    JMW177 Day ago

    3:00 tig ol bitties

    IA MERROR Day ago

    Oblivion was def my favorite. I miss the in-depth character creator and the bright, colorful landscapes, neat dungeons, etc. Loved the arena too, even if the voice acting was cheesy as hell, I loved that game. I still think the Shivering Isles is my favorite TES DLC too.

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  • Honda Civic
    Honda Civic 2 days ago

    Beautiful documentary well done sir

  • Christian Luczejko
    Christian Luczejko 2 days ago

    Lol, they talked about the bully from back in the day doing VO work on the game and than cut to raiders getting shot and screaming. Nice touch. Now he gets to shoot his childhood bully all the time and hear him yell in pain.

  • Emily Grace
    Emily Grace 2 days ago

    Great work on this documentary. Very professional and insightful! Can’t wait to see more!

  • Christian Luczejko
    Christian Luczejko 2 days ago

    God, I love Todd. He is such a charming, genuine, honest seeming man. What a man to work for.

    ITSGOODFORYOU 2 days ago

    1:00:00 Whoever quality assured the Molag Bal mace quest is a jackass

  • Matt Dunavant
    Matt Dunavant 2 days ago

    Love these guys, great job on both the docs guys! You've got a new subscriber

  • motokun
    motokun 2 days ago


  • Trevor Tibble
    Trevor Tibble 2 days ago

    You guys rule almost as much as the Tunnel Snakes

  • batujito
    batujito 2 days ago +1

    Thank you very much for subtitles in Spanish 😍😍

  • Nathan Greene
    Nathan Greene 2 days ago

    No other modding community is that old except for the Half-Life modding community, and probably a few more. But yes, definitely older than Minecraft.

  • Study Case
    Study Case 2 days ago

    I am so impressed with this Doc. Well done you have without doubt earned a sub.

  • cloveraby
    cloveraby 2 days ago

    They're gonna use all the unused arena (Oblivion and Skyrim) sequences on the Blades android game. So that guy wont be so lonely that all his effort was for nothing.

  • BE C
    BE C 2 days ago +1

    I love Bethesda and I thank you guys for making this doc

    • BE C
      BE C Day ago

      Noclip omg you replied I have watched a lot of your docs keep it up

    • Noclip
      Noclip  2 days ago +1

      Thanks for watching!

  • simply superman69
    simply superman69 3 days ago

    Great and fascinating documentary, I didn't get bored like I usually would for one this length
    On another note, It's weird to see John Bain as a patron so soon after his passing

  • Rick C-137
    Rick C-137 3 days ago

    incredible film. thank you guys/gals at NoClip so much for giving us, the fans, a glimpse at the magic and hard work that goes into our favorite games. learned so much, and thoroughly enjoyed watching this awesome doc!

  • MortuzKvG
    MortuzKvG 3 days ago

    The history Of Rockstar Games please.

  • InsecureWifi
    InsecureWifi 3 days ago +1


  • Chandler Metcaffe
    Chandler Metcaffe 3 days ago

    18:34 Yes! Bring it back! I want that freedom in Elder Scrolls 6! I have confidence it will happen without a doubt.

  • Kap3z1
    Kap3z1 3 days ago

    New Vegas is easily the best fallout game.

  • HWR Vgang
    HWR Vgang 3 days ago

    Todd Howard & Elon Musk ❤️

  • hagakure8398
    hagakure8398 3 days ago

    the ending of fallout 4 sucks donkey dick

  • xxDrain
    xxDrain 3 days ago

    New Vegas is best Vegas.

  • xxDrain
    xxDrain 3 days ago

    Morrowind was incredible! Oblivion was amazing fun!
    Skyrim just felt like a mass-produced garbage chore game.

  • PillzSufrie
    PillzSufrie 3 days ago

    15:10 Nerevar Rising never fails to give me goosebumps in these kinds of videos.

  • Aoe Ege
    Aoe Ege 3 days ago

    Dungeons in daggerfall was big (especially deadric quests) I am aware its random generated clone map but it was fun. :) I often lost my way and used mark & recall start all over dungeon from start. But it is still best RPG i ever played.

  • Hockeymaskbob
    Hockeymaskbob 3 days ago

    older less popular game > newer popular game
    like if you agree.

  • Collin O'Toole
    Collin O'Toole 3 days ago

    Was wondering if they would even talk about New Vegas with the pay dispute that followed launch. Still hoping Bethesda and Obsidian patch things up and we finally get a follow-up to NV.

  • D Johnson
    D Johnson 3 days ago

    Oddly Todd "the liar" Howard is wrong again. Skyrim is by far the simplest elderscrolls, and the previous titles would feel highly complex to current elder scrolls fans.

  • JoseMR2k11
    JoseMR2k11 3 days ago +1

    I used to make documentaries...

    Then i took a shotgun microphone in the knee!

  • Rustman
    Rustman 3 days ago

    1:07:53. Guy on the right. has a hammer and sickle T-shirt.

  • Riot Fist
    Riot Fist 3 days ago

    I'm actually dead. that studio is right up the street from me...

  • Leonidas Pereira
    Leonidas Pereira 4 days ago

    This was amazing. I loved every single part about it.
    I now have an even deeper respect for Todd Howard and BGS. And an even bigger respect for Skyrim and Fallout 4.
    Thank you for this.

  • Intent Omega
    Intent Omega 4 days ago

    tunnel snakes rule!

  • GeeCeeAte
    GeeCeeAte 4 days ago +1

    You could give me every piece of footage and audio seen here and I could never edit together such an amazing documentary! Only my second Noclip doc I've ever seen, but holy shit. These guys know how to make content.

  • arma jiro
    arma jiro 4 days ago

    I bought Daggerfall when it came out, and I quite enjoyed it, but I never got very far in the main story. Morrowind and Oblivion, however, hold a very special place in my heart. Those are the games that I can always go back to and instantly feel at home. Skyrim is kind of the same, but with less of an emotional attachment. Skyrim is great, but... and the problem there is the ", but...". I was in my 20s for both Morrowind and Oblivion already, so it's not a thing where you did something in your early teens and it stays with you forever. There really is a quality to those games that stays with you in a different way. I sure hope TES VI turns out great, but I'm fearing the worst.
    Fallout 3 was good, I played it through a couple of times. Fallout 4 was okay, but I never felt the need to replay it much. Fallout 76.. well.. no thanks.

  • Cezar Rogerio De Moura Felippe

    I would love to see a documentary about Naughty Dog. Great work, by the way, so inspiring to see those people talk about their projects and how much they put into it.

  • Jonathas Linhares
    Jonathas Linhares 4 days ago

    Something in this picture doesn't seem quite right 17:48

  • Paul Rone-Clarke
    Paul Rone-Clarke 4 days ago

    Remember that one brilliant IP they had. Not Fallout, that's not their original IP. That other know the one game that sold gazillions on every platform. Perhaps the best loved single player game outside of Nintendo. Certainly the best loved ARPG series on PC. No? Don't worry, you're in good company... neither can Bethesda Game Studios.

  • Jeffrey Niblett
    Jeffrey Niblett 4 days ago

    How do you actually down vote a video like this? Very interesting look into how a small company went all in with Morrowind and changed games forever.

  • Jinx
    Jinx 4 days ago

    God Christ! I want that Mr Handy!

  • ? ?
    ? ? 4 days ago

    It's everybody's right to take pictures in public

  • Sir Panda
    Sir Panda 4 days ago

    amazing doc guys, ty !

  • CapSparrow00 00
    CapSparrow00 00 4 days ago

    I’ve honestly never really played a Elder Scrolls but have played Fallout. Never got time to finish. I need to finish it. But ever since 2015 E3 I have been fascinated with Bethesda. And the game. How it works. I have a class to learn to code games and etc. I will keep them in mind one day.

  • 86blueberrymuffins
    86blueberrymuffins 4 days ago

    I'm happy to have been apart of that "wow, I gotta get Morrowind, guys you gotta get Morrowind on Xbox" crowd.

  • Dan Wenerowicz
    Dan Wenerowicz 5 days ago

    As someone who is currently going through college in the hopes of breaking into the games industry, I truly appreciate the documentaries that you create. Each one is genuinely inspirational, with a view into such a unique field. Thank you for making these.

  • Brady Kroeker
    Brady Kroeker 5 days ago

    Even though I’m not to thrilled about 76 I can say these guys have given me hours of entertainment.

  • Rodrigo Gottin
    Rodrigo Gottin 5 days ago

    1:25:11' I literally almost shed a man tear. Godd Howard you and all at Bethesda deserve your success. Thank you for all the great games and lets hope that there will be many more to come!

  • GreenBoy
    GreenBoy 5 days ago

    VineSauce sent me

  • C Pitts
    C Pitts 5 days ago

    The intro and transitions were a bit too long for my liking but the content shined through the editing! Excellent interviews and scripting!

  • Mozart Melgoza
    Mozart Melgoza 5 days ago

    Fingers crossed for fallout 76(*,_*)/

  • Noob101
    Noob101 5 days ago

    These Souls love their work. They have such faith in the process. bless

  • Drewb18c1
    Drewb18c1 5 days ago

    So cool. Really appreciate this.

  • Joshua Gill
    Joshua Gill 5 days ago

    Amazing job. Keep up the good work.

  • Koninji
    Koninji 5 days ago

    Awesome doc. Your work matures and it's incredible to watch. I've enjoyed every second of this one. Bravo & keep 'em coming!

  • Ed Gein
    Ed Gein 5 days ago

    54:48 ad-blocking Nexus Mods.. not a good look... tsk tsk

  • Xlaxsauce
    Xlaxsauce 5 days ago

    why in the fuck if Todd was involved in daggerfall doesn't he bring in the quality of daggerfall morrowind and morrowind into skyrim. well I bet VI will be even shallower than skyrim. At least now that consoles are basically shitty pcs the games aren't limited in size, just graphics and dialogue.... oh wait those are 2 really really important things.

    • William James
      William James 2 days ago

      See here the edgy psuedo-intelligent elitist graze while whining his lonesome mating call to attract other like minded man-children.

  • Chris Bahena
    Chris Bahena 5 days ago

    I played skyrim as my first elder scrolls game and fell in loved. But then i want to try oblivion and i love both of them a lot

  • Chris Bahena
    Chris Bahena 5 days ago

    Such an amazing video

  • Fouad Dchiri
    Fouad Dchiri 5 days ago


  • Thigh Meat
    Thigh Meat 5 days ago

    Time to play daggerfall and make Todd moan for me

  • Vita Spieler
    Vita Spieler 5 days ago

    Daggerfall's design sounds a lot like A Link to the Past

  • lucasbeer
    lucasbeer 5 days ago

    I must say I thoroughly enjoyed watching this well made piece!

  • DaShiznite PS4
    DaShiznite PS4 5 days ago

    Just found out about you, NoClip, thanks to your work on fallout 76. I have missed out and will be going back to watch like and share everything you have done. Thanks for the awesome content.

  • Roshan S
    Roshan S 6 days ago

    You gotta do one on Looking Glass Studios.

  • Anton Smirnov
    Anton Smirnov 6 days ago

    Best documentary I have ever seen in my life. After the last dialogue with Todd Howard I have changed my view on the company

  • Strangermoon
    Strangermoon 6 days ago

    if microsoft xbox decides chose to buy bethesda exlusivlely after success of morrowind and all these games comes from xbox exlusively playstataion never have chance period. or it was pc exlusive company after due to failed game consoles surely die lol thats how todd howard position is.

  • Creator's Remorse
    Creator's Remorse 6 days ago

    This is a brilliant documentary... the pacing, the editing, the choice of music from the games... brilliant. Subbed.

  • Keller weskier
    Keller weskier 6 days ago +1

    Fallout classics still have more RPG in them then any other game ever made ._.
    "the failures of the previous games are what made morrowind what it was"
    i sure as hell hope that really how its going to be with Fallout 5. because im not buy your shit MMOs, Todd you hack.
    i wounder if Todd felt bad about backstabbing, ripping off, and punching interplay wile it was down just to take fallout in the most douchiest way possible.
    you guys say you love the fallout series. most people in the company did. so why did you give the original devs, who also made FoNV. only a year in a half to make FoNV?
    "want to remake an older game in the new engine" ... then you DCMA them, send them lawyer threats if they dont stop, and if you dont, you sew them. right? just like Interplay? just like Fallout Wasteland?
    too bad Fallout 4 is so twisted in its own lore and using diffrent mechanics. ripping out RPG and the such. upsetting the fans. from both the new and old camps. Fallout 4 was suppose to be great. it had Fallout New Vegas to run off. but most mechanics from NV never touched fallout 4. Todd. since Morrowind. is taking the series where we dont want it to go. im afraid Fallout 5 is just going to be Post nuclear Wolfenstein. nothing but linear story. semi-open world. and lots and lots of shooting.
    instead of sticking to what everyone liked. they desided to go their own way in.
    its like how you always like to order a large pepperoni pizza from your fav pizza place. then your room mate orders it with pineapple on it as well one day. "we wanted to change it up a bit". given alot of people REALLY hated it. SOME people love it.

    • William James
      William James 2 days ago

      Another whiny pseudo-intellectual elitist Interplay/Obsidian fanboy.

  • Matt Osler
    Matt Osler 6 days ago

    Hey Danny. I think this is the first work of yours I've seen since before you left GameSpot. It's really good... like Escape From Mount Stupid on steroids and fully realized. Well done. 👍🏻

  • jx592
    jx592 6 days ago

    if you ever come home to Boston, stop by Crush Pizza 🍕

  • Jdreal77
    Jdreal77 6 days ago

    Very good doc, always been interested to get a little peek behind the scenes of the making of my favorite games

  • Dan Shannon
    Dan Shannon 6 days ago

    This was an amazing and involving documentary. Loved every minute of it. Keep up the great work Noclip!

  • v2irus
    v2irus 6 days ago

    16:35 Yeah, The Ashen people are a straight rip off of the Aiel In Wheel of Time. But damn it...i loved it...!

  • BlackGate Fox
    BlackGate Fox 6 days ago

    It saddens me greatly there won't be npc humans....I mean I get it, to cement that it's still early on in the post-war but I'm gonna miss the factions. Maybe introduce factions like guilds? I dunno...

  • Nesther
    Nesther 6 days ago

    Top notch work. Hits me right in the nostalgia.

  • Tl2aV
    Tl2aV 6 days ago

    How much for the mrhandy?

  • YouLikeBosch
    YouLikeBosch 6 days ago

    Thanks for putting this on TheXvid. I stumbled upon it after the 76 doc.

  • Deon Spates
    Deon Spates 6 days ago

    I wanna live the rest of my life in a Bethesda World!

  • Gogi Petrosan
    Gogi Petrosan 6 days ago

    Перевод на православные языки ожидается? Вроде на канале другие видео с переводом, когда на эту документалку ждать его? Или может какой-нибудь энтузиаст занимается этим?

  • Abraham Jacob
    Abraham Jacob 6 days ago +1

    very nice documentary Danny, will you ever do a documentary on Moding and people behind the mods?

  • JSB 360
    JSB 360 6 days ago

    To Bethesda game studios this is why I buy your games you care about the modding and I thank you 🙏 for this please don’t ever get rid of modding and keep it free
    I can see people remaking fallout 76 in the future so please keep this in mind
    Starfield sounds like it will have a big part of being a VR game with all these tests of other Bethesda games SO THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!

  • null
    null 7 days ago

    yeah yeah all fun and games and flowers, let's not forget the shit they tried to pull with paid mods, i will make them remember

  • TiKTiKbOOm
    TiKTiKbOOm 7 days ago

    I had a dream Todd sang Little Lies to me. It was a wet dream to say the least.

  • N3rf_ Herder1138
    N3rf_ Herder1138 7 days ago

    If anyone important sees this i could do voice acting for the next elder scrolls game.

  • Matt McCulla
    Matt McCulla 7 days ago

    Very well put together doc. I can't wait to see your future projects!

  • okaysoph
    okaysoph 7 days ago

    i really wish theyd remaster morrowind. it may not be possible but i can still wish cant i?

  • mike polsom
    mike polsom 7 days ago

    it's like walking through my childhood. awesome seeing what happened behind the scenes of my. best experiences with games.