Todd Howard recently spoke in an interview about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and in the interview he talked about a major milestone for the game, which is that it has sold 30 million copies worldwide.
"Each of our games has found a larger and larger audience, which we never take for granted," he said. "A lot of us have worked together for 10, 15, 20 years - in many respects, making the same game. Skyrim was kind of this tipping point. It seemed to hit an audience that we had never had before."
"It didn't change us. But it did make us aware that some of the things we do speak to people who don't traditionally play games, or don't traditionally play role-playing games. They make it their own experience, and that was what was most important to us. Putting somebody in a world where they can do what they want. I think that's what's special about video games as entertainment."
It's clear that they are proud of their achievements at Bethesda, and Skyrim is certainly a big game for them. How important do you think Skyrim is for Bethesda? Where does it chart on their list of best games?