The Elder Scrolls 6 Confirmed by Bethesda, But It’s a ‘Long Way Off’

The Elder Scrolls 6 confirmed by Bethesda

Bethesda's chief game creator Todd Howard confirms that The Elder Scrolls 6 is currently in development, however, the game is still 'a very long way off.'

Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference was full of exciting reveals and big game announcements. From the confirmation that Arkane Studios is working on a Prey reboot, to the Dishonored 2 gameplay debut that finally showed off Emily Kaldwin’s powers in action, there was a lot for fans to smile about. However, one disappointing thing that was missing was the announcement of The Elder Scrolls 6. With Bethesda’s E3 promo images featuring (Skyrim protagonist) the Dragonborn, many had high hopes that the game would be revealed during the event.

But, although The Elder Scrolls 6 wasn't revealed on stage, that doesn’t mean that the game’s not in the works. When asked about TES 6 during an interview with Geoff Keighley during the YouTube Live at E3 stream, Bethesda’s chief game creator Todd Howard revealed that “it’s good in these moments to tell our fans, ‘Yes, of course we are [making The Elder Scrolls 6]. It’s something we love.’ But it is–you know, I have to be careful what I say–it’s a very long way off.”

Howard further explained that “I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology–how long is that going to take?’” The Bethesda executive also says that the developer has “two other large projects we’re also doing that are bigger than anything we’ve done.” Fans will “probably” hear about these two major projects before they hear about The Elder Scrolls 6, adds Howard, “and that’ll make sense many years from now.”


Pete Hines, the VP of PR and marketing at Bethesda, took to Twitter to note that he often jokes with Todd Howard that the “release date for TES 6 will be 22/22/22.” Hines also says that “our robot overlords will change our calendar system by the time it comes out.”

While this news will surely be disheartening for fans of the longstanding RPG franchise, there is still plenty of new Elder Scrolls content to keep them occupied in the meantime. Also announced during the Bethesda E3 2016 press conference is that The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be coming to mobile as well as PC, while The Elder Scrolls Online will soon receive a huge update too. And if that’s not enough, Elder Scrolls fans could always pick up Skyrim: Special Edition and enjoy the much improved visuals of the popular title.

What do you want to see in The Elder Scrolls 6? Are you glad that the game has finally been confirmed? Let us know in the comments.

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