Bethesda's Pete Hines has stated that, unlike some other publishers we could mention Bethesda aren't really about trying to force loads of "premium games" out through their gates each and every year, saying that being selective and acquiring better games is far more important.
Quality over quantity? Oh we're right with you, Pete.
"It's not a situation where we set out to say 'Well, we need to be acquiring studios at this level,' or 'We need to be a 10,"' Hines told Joystiq at QuakeCon. "We know for sure that we don't want to be a publisher that is publishing 20 to 30 games a year, that's not who we are."
"We're more about fewer premium titles and putting our full attention behind those, and if it's one a year, or two a year, or three a year or four a year, what's most important is backing the best bets, putting our full support behind those and making them great. And then, do it again."
Being judicious and gunning for quality over mass mediocrity? What a novel idea.