Bethesda has announced that they’re currently working on two massive games, similar in scope to Fallout 4 and Skyrim.
Unfortunately, while your mind might be racing with thoughts of The Elder Scrolls 6, Pete Hines, Vice President of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, told IGN that we won’t be seeing that game for “many years”.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard said during E3:
[Elder Scrolls 6 is] kind of like the elephant in the room, always, when we talk about anything, and you know, I think it’s good in these moments to tell our fans yes, of course we are [working on it] – 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.
As a result, it seems Hines felt the need to elaborate and explain that they aren’t keeping Elder Scrolls 6 out of reach to piss of the fans.
I’m just making sure folks understand, like, that doesn’t mean he [Todd Howard] is going to spit out a DLC and another DLC and we’re head faking. Like, I need folks to understand that we’re talking about big games like a Skyrim and a Fallout 4 and a Fallout 3 and those don’t just happen.
Regardless, fans are clearly hungry for an entirely new Elder Scrolls adventure, but it seems we’ll be waiting for quite some time.
While it’s still unclear what these other two mystery projects over at Bethesda will be, Howard promised that they’re bigger than anything Bethesda has ever done, and that we’ll hear more about them before we hear about Elder Scrolls 6.
Still, in the meantime we can look forward to the Skyrim remaster. It’ll have all DLC and mod support, which should breathe some new life into the game (for console gamers at least).
Skyrim Special Edition will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC October 28, while PC owners with the original game and all DLC can upgrade for free.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.