'Skyrim' is still being played by "millions of people".



The action role-playing video game may have been released in 2011 but it is still being played by many.

Game director Todd Howard said: "Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game."

It was previously revealed that many games have been inspired by 'Skyrim', including 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'.

Producer Eiji Aonuma said: "In the past I've also actually said that I have played 'Skyrim', so it's not necessarily that I don't play games. But we don't look at it from, 'Oh, what kind of things can we take from this game?' It's more of like, 'How can we prepare for this? What should we expect from games like this?' And so we also think about how many people we might need, or how we can make it improved, or with the number of people. We would collect data and then work and see what worked, what didn't."

The makers of 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' are also planning to take inspiration from 'Skyrim'.

Director Scott Phillips said: "In terms of inspiration, I play a lot of RPGs and I would say open-world is my favorite genre. The RPG is something [that] fits together super, super well. And I play everything that comes out; games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and obviously Assassin's Creed Origins. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout, those two are probably some of my favorite[s]. And if you look at those games, they give players a lot of options. For us, that was what we wanted to push Assassin's Creed as a franchise into: more choice for the player."