Originally Posted by Soggy_Popcorn
Hmmmm, let's see...
Todd Howard's actual words from an interview...
Or the marketing-drivel that Bethesda knows will appease the critics?
Which is more credible?
Do keep in mind that "all new engine" could just be their spin on the situation. They consider the new version of Gamebryo so different that it warrants the term "all new." Kinda like Unreal Engine 2 to 3. But I doubt the difference is that big.
Had you read what i had posted, you would realize that is exactly what RPS was asking them. If it was New, or just modified from what they had previously.
It makes absolutely sense now that Bethsoft is a big name player, create something in house so you have no royalty/license fees to pay. Which they would have had to pay for a newer gamebryo engine. No reason not to make their own instead based on what they wanted to do with the game, and what gamebryo is capable of delivering.