The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield may be two of the most highly anticipated games currently in development. Bethesda announced both titles during E3 2018, with Starfield being the studio's current focus and full The Elder Scrolls 6 development to follow. While Bethesda made clear both titles were still early in development during E3, perhaps it now regrets announcing both games so early. Todd Howard, director at Bethesda Game Studios, has now confirmed that both The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield will not be seen at E3 2019.
Howard reportedly confirmed both games' absence from the upcoming June E3 convention during a Bethesda panel being run at PAX East. Further context for the games not being included in Bethesda's E3 2019 plans was not provided by Howard.
Bethesda did have one surprise for Elder Scrolls fans, however. Howard confirmed that one Shirley Curley, an 82-year-old YouTuber that is known for playing The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will be providing a voice for The Elder Scrolls 6. A video showing Curry visiting Bethesda's offices, wearing a Skyrim t-shirt, and spending time with Howard was shared.
The absence of both of Bethesda Game Studio's games from E3 this year comes as a surprise, given how Bethesda went out of its way to announce the games in 2018. While Starfield has been confirmed as a next-generation game, making its release no earlier than 2020, given its early announcement many were likely expecting a development update during E3 once again.
While Bethesda won't be bringing either Starfield of The Elder Scrolls 6 to E3, that doesn't mean Bethesda is passing over the convention. The 2019 return of Bethesda's E3 Showcase has already been announced and will be airing Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 pm. Doom Eternal's presence at the event is already confirmed and Wolfenstein: Youngblood is expected to make an appearance. Bethesda may simply decide to fill out the rest of the event with news regarding The Elder Scrolls Online, The Elder Scrolls: Blades and post-launch content plans for Fallout 76 and Rage 2.
Both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 are currently in development.
Source: Game Informer