Fallout 76 project manager Jeff Gardiner has announced that he will be leaving Bethesda Game Studios after 15 years working on the series. Gardiner joined the studio in 2005 and has many credits, most notably in the Fallout series, but also in The Elder Scrolls.
"My time at BGS has come to an end. It's been an incredible journey, from the production of the designers of Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Skyrim, to the lead producer of Fallout 4, and finally the project manager. of Fallout 76, ”Gardiner said he tweeted. "I'm going to miss my co-workers and I want to thank the amazing fans. Stay tuned."
My time at BGS is over. It’s been an amazing journey, from the production of the designers to #Oblivion, #Fallout3 and #Skyrim, to the lead producer of #Fallout4 and finally none of the #Fallout76 project. I will miss my co-workers and I want to thank the amazing fans. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/EkXbOZH7GsAugust 26, 2021
Gardiner's first role in Bethesda gaming studios was as the lead producer of the ten Oblivion DLC packs, including the famous Horse Armor DLC. He was the producer of Fallout 3 and also the lead producer of the DLC for this game. His credits also include senior producer Skyrim, lead producer of Fallout 4, and most recently worked as a project manager on Fallout 76.
While Fallout 76 was launched in a poor state (Todd Howard dit "There was very little that we did not deceive ourselves"). Gardiner and the team have managed to steer it in the right direction, with regular content updates that add a few neat things. The real characters you can talk to, for example, were much needed and welcome addition to the Wastelanders expansion.
As for what’s coming to Gardiner, while his original tweet said “stay tuned,” it would probably be a reference to whoever ends up taking on his role running Fallout 76, which has another expansion planned for 2022. In response to a user of Twitter asking about his next move, Gardiner he wrote "Right now I don't have any immediate plans. Take some time to reflect."