The Creation is a 3D game development engine developed by Bethesda game studio with Gamebryo game engine as a base for this engine. The game engine is integrated with a set of tools and plugins including run-time libraries which allows the production of cross-platform game titles.

Creation engine is modular for numerous C++ libraries. The engine has been primarily used to create role-playing genre games, which includes the famous The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Creation engine is the advance form of Gamebryo with the enhanced graphical core by adding physically based deferred renderer for more dynamic lightning and material objects painting. Bethesda worked together with Nvidia to introduce volumetric lightning via method called hardware tessellation.

Moreover, this engine allows more advanced character building. The updated version of the engine is capable of 16x increase in detailing and the ability to view the unique weather system. All new rendering, lighting, and landscape technology along with some network changes, has also been the part of latest update improvements to the engine.

Game Engine Features

To blend animations in a few clicks, Havok Behavior powerful and flexible animation tool is used. This implies activities; for example, walking and running can be blended consistently to make the movements look substantially more reasonable.

This significant expansion empowered Bethesda to improve character movements in their games.

A redesigned version of Radiant AI permits non-player characters (NPCs) to respond and associate with their general surroundings powerfully. The player can watch an NPC have breakfast, go to work, go to the bar, and afterwards rest. The improved AI permits NPCs to respond to the player’s activities, and they can turn out to be cordial or unfriendly to the player in light of their actions.

The radiant story allows NPCs to make new journeys for the player in unexplored spots progressively.

For vegetation programming and modelling, the Bethesda team made their foliage rendering system. The new system is capable of rendering more massive amounts of foliage at once, thus providing more freedom with animations.

Games written in Creation Engine

Some of the games created by this engine are:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:

The action role-playing game whose story revolves around the player’s character, the Dragonborn, on the quest to kill the dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world named Alduin the World-Eater.

Fallout 4:

Another action role-playing game in which the player controls the character “Sole Survivor” who escapes an underground nuclear fallout shelter and begin the search for his family.


Fallout 76:

It is an online action role-playing. The first online game developed by Bethesda using the Creation engine. The game includes the open world four times than Fallout 4 and players can play in public or dedicated servers.