Bethesda has confirmed that Elder Scrolls VI is currently in early development. Speaking to Spanish publisher Vandal, Bethesda’s head of publishing, Pete Hines, confirmed that while the Starfield hype is drawing closer, several developers at the studio have been and are working on Tamriel’s fantasy sequel, which is now out of pre-production. Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 were revealed during the E3 2018 event, with the former sci-fi RPG being released. For now, Bethesda is completely focused on launch and post-launch support, so it will be at least a few more years before we know any new details about TES 6.
“We’ve given the studio’s full attention to making this game the best it can be,” Hines said in the interview. “And yes, there are people working on The Elder Scrolls VI, but that’s what the studio is focusing on. So you won’t be hearing about The Elder Scrolls 6 any time soon. The timeline matches the testimony of Xbox head Phil Spencer in Microsoft’s lawsuit against the US FTC in June, where he claimed the game would be out for at least 5 years and he wasn’t sure it would. on any platform. Obviously, PC and Xbox will be the main platforms, as Microsoft acquired ZeniMax, Bethesda’s parent company, in a deal worth $7.5 billion (about Rs 61,990 crore) in 2020.
However, Spencer’s statement also gives the impression that The Elder Scrolls 6 may not launch on Xbox Series S/X. During the same test run, Microsoft said the next generation of consoles – theirs and Sony’s – would be released in 2028, which is consistent with Spencer saying the TES 6 will be ready. “The same team is working on Starfield, which will launch in September,” he said during the hearing.
Xbox Series S has previously caused trouble for developers due to technical limitations – a recent example is Baldur’s Gate 3, where developer Larian Studios has struggled to bring in co-op functionality split the screen into the cheapest console. The Xbox version is expected to launch later this year.
Back with The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda has been pretty tight-lipped about the details, with a 2021 interview revealing that they will be using the overhauled Creation Engine 2 for development. The same engine is being used for the upcoming Starfield game, which has recently been the subject of controversy due to several leaks that have fans worried about the scope of its exploration and the images it has shown. invisible wall may occur. According to director Todd Howard, the game is best described as “Skyrim in Space” and happens to be Bethesda’s first new universe in 25 years, taking you on a futuristic journey to explore 2330 not outer space, the planets and its inhabitants. From humble beginnings as a space miner, players will join the Constellation, the ultimate space exploration group in search of rare artifacts across the galaxy.
Currently, there is no definite release date for The Elder Scrolls VI. Meanwhile, Starfield releases on September 6 on PC and Xbox Series S/X.