Tim Schafer needs to make a ‘Treehouse of Horror’-style spin-off for ‘Skyrim’

Double Fine founder Tim Schafer has shared that he want to create spin-offs for “big, serious IP” like Skyrim, within the model of The SimpsonsTreehouse Of Horror Halloween episodes.

Speaking to EpicGames News for his Boss Level profile, Schafer shared that he thinks video games presently have a “limited” scope, and needs the video games trade to develop the viewers it caters to.

“When you go to a theatre, there’s a movie for your kids, your grandparents, and there’s a movie for everybody – romantic comedy, action, stuff like that. But the scope for games is still kind of limited in that way,” shared Schafer, who mentioned that there are “so many types of games to be made, that aren’t – and they’re games that would draw more people in, who don’t consider themselves gamers right now.”

“Where are the romantic comedies?” the founder requested, including that video games and TV have grow to be “so gritty and dark” in recent times. On that subject, Schafer – who mentioned he would “like to keep pushing the boundaries of what a game is” – revealed that he had his personal, lighter concept for a sequence of video games.

'The Simpsons' parody 'Stranger Things' in new 'Treehouse Of Horror' episode
‘The Simpsons’ parody ‘Stranger Things’ in new ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ episode

“I always wanted to do a Treehouse Of Horror episode for some big, serious IP like Skyrim,” he mentioned, referencing The SimpsonsHalloween specials that tell zanier, self-contained stories that wouldn’t often match inside the sequence’ common episodes.

In latest years, Treehouse Of Horror specials have parodied Parasite, Stephen King’s It, and Stranger Things.

Schafer additionally joked that he would “love” an Elden Ring comedy spin-off, and defined how a misunderstanding at LucasArts helped him to understand that “sometimes the ideas that seem silly – the ones you want to hide from other people – are the ones that are the best.”

In different gaming information, it’s been introduced that Patch 9 for Baldur’s Gate 3 will convey the Paladin class, a stage cap enhance, and Matthew Mercer.

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