This expectation changed in 2020, though, when Microsoft — the owners of Xbox — announced they had acquired Bethesda and its IP in a multi-billion dollar deal. Since then, Xbox and Bethesda have tiptoed around whether or not The Elder Scrolls 6 will be an Xbox console exclusive.
The expectation is it will be, meaning it won’t come to PS5. Yet, because Xbox and Bethesda haven’t provided a definitive statement regarding the matter, some wishful PlayStation fans continue to cling onto hope the game will be a multi-platform series like Minecraft has been. That said, this has always been unlikely, and according to a new report, it may be time for PlayStations fans to let go of this slight possibility.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Report is bad
If the question “When The Elder Scroll 6 comes out” continues to take away the sleep of the fans of the videogame saga signed by Bethesda Softworks, the disheartening shortage of news regarding the sixth chapter of the famous RPG also sees a recent indiscretion that will sadden millions of fans.
Since the game was announced during E3 2018, many insiders have let it be assumed that The Elder Scroll 6 was in development for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S.
However, according to a new report, the game will follow in the footsteps of Starfield. In addition, it will be an Xbox exclusive, leaving all “scenarios” with a dry mouth, hoping to be able to play the title on their flaming next-gen Sony consoles.
The news comes from Jeff Grubb, reliable insider, leaker, and expert in the videogame sector. They already in the past had anticipated juicy news that turned out to be accurate, even if we must not forget that Grubb himself was still the protagonist of some slip concerning the Bethesda world. In particular, he had spread incorrect information about Starfield and its release date.
However, this does not exclude this new information may be linked to reliable sources, especially if we consider that after the acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft, which took place in 2020, the Redmond house has not provided any crucial updates on The Elder Scroll 6, men that less news regarding the platforms on which the game should arrive.
Setting and probable release date of TES VI
If you are wondering when The Elder Scrolls VI will come out, know that it is doubtful to see the game before 2024, considering that the Studios are busy with Starfield, a title that should debut between 2021 and 2022.
All games in the Elder Scrolls saga take place on the mythical continent of Tamriel, with the latest chapters set in specific nations of the continent: Morrowind for The Elder Scrolls 3, Cyrodill for The Elder Scrolls 4 and Skyrim for The Elder Scrolls 5 and, at the moment there is not yet a single-player title in the saga that has landed in Valenwood or Black Marsh, respectively home of the Wood Elves and the Argonians.
The Bottom Line
According to this report, The Elder Scrolls 6 will follow in the footsteps of Starfield and be an Xbox console exclusive. The news comes the way of industry insider and leaker Jeff Grubb, who doesn’t say much but notes the plan right now is that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be an Xbox console exclusive.
As you may know, Grubb is widely held as a reputable and reliable insider. However, it’s worth noting his Bethesda information has been wrong in the past. Most notably, he had incorrect information about Starfield and its release date. Of course, this doesn’t discount this new information, but it’s worth taking into consideration.
At the moment of publishing, none of the implicated parties have responded to the report in any capacity, and we don’t expect this to change. Still, if it does, we will be sure to update the story accordingly.
As for when The Elder Scrolls 6 will release, Grubb doesn’t say; back in 2020, Bethesda confirmed the game was “years away,” and at the moment, this is the most recent update.
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