Elder Scrolls fans all over the world were delighted. When Bethesda’s Todd Howard used the spotlight of E3 2018 to confirm that the studio is working on a new installment in the series, currently known only as The Elder Scrolls 6.
Bethesda has confirmed it is overhauling its current engine specifically for the game.
Imagine if Elder Scrolls 6 looked and ran like Skyrim. This is a thought which belongs somewhere firmly shut behind the Gates of Oblivion.
Elder Scrolls 6 release date
We might as well get the bad news out of the way first. You’re not likely to be playing The Elder Scrolls 6 any time soon.
During Bethesda’s E3 2018 conference, they officially announced the game logo but they didn’t give anything more than that. We don’t even have a subtitle or a release year. Todd Howard said that the game would be coming after Starfield, the company’s next big IP. But given Starfield is coming in 2021 at the very, very earliest, Elder Scrolls 6 is still years away.
Pete Hines, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Bethesda suggested that The Elder Scrolls 6 won’t appear until “afterStarfield.”
All the rumors in one single tree
Microsoft’s acquisition of Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, has been finalized. According to a new report from GamesBeat, “sources familiar with the plans” have said that Microsoft is planning to hold a presentation in March 2021 to discuss what the acquisition means for players.
The report says that it’s unlikely that we’ll get any detailed updates on specific games like The Elder Scrolls 6 in the presentation. In addition, does say it’s likely that Microsoft will announce. Which of Bethesda’s current and upcoming games will be making their way to Xbox Game Pass. Secondly which could include such games in the future.
Any more specific updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 are more likely to happen in the summer as the report also says that Xbox and Bethesda are planning presentations around E3, which will be held separately.
The bottom line
A great deal has changed since that initial reveal, though. Not only has a new generation of consoles launched, but Bethesda has also been acquired by Microsoft, leaving fans wondering whether or not the game is going to be a platform exclusive. Now that we’re into 2021 and the next generation of consoles is well underway, we’re hoping that this will be the year we hear more about the future of The Elder Scrolls 6 and get some solid answers on Bethesda and Microsoft’s plans for its release.
In our excitement, we’ve scoured the web to find and assess all the latest news and rumors about The Elder Scrolls 6 for the fans and collected it all here in this handy guide so that you can stay up to date. We’ll be updating regularly as news comes in so make sure you keep checking back