The constant release of Skyrim has become the longest running joke in gaming to date. As is to be expected, however, it’s our desire to own it on literally everything that’s been keeping it going this long.

Bethesda’s game director, Todd Howard; spoke to Geoff Keighley at Gamelab in Barcelona, and touched on just why Skyrim has seen such continued support. You can read the full conversation over at VentureBeat, who have lovingly transcribed the whole thing.

“Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game,” said Howard. “That’s why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it.”

About as blunt and to the point as we’d expect from God Todd at this point. He makes a point though. There’s a clear demand for Skyrim still, so of course, Bethesda is going to make sure it meets that demand. Oh, how the wait for The Elder Scrolls 6 gets more and more painful.

So there you have it, folks. We are the reason Skyrim is coming to your Thermostat in 2019. Oh, wait, hang on. It’s on Alexa, isn’t it? It’s already fucking there. Jesus Christ.

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