Jeremy Soule, the composer of Skyrim, Oblivion, and Morrowind, hasn’t yet been asked by Bethesda to return to lend his musical chops to The Elder Scrolls VI.
The composer confirmed the news Facebook, where told his fans that he’s “currently not involved with TES VI.” This revelation is bound to come as a disappointment to many fans, given just how memorable the music in the previous Elder Scrolls titles have been.
As so many of my fans have asked… While I’ve not said much about this out of courtesy to Bethesda. I would never turn my back on TES, and I believe that my involvement would hinge on a creative decision on their part and where they want to take the franchise. To confirm, I am currently not involved with TES VI.
Of course, just because he hasn’t been asked yet doesn’t mean he’s definitely not going to be doing the music for the new game. We have no idea how far along into development TES VI even is, so these comments could be a bit premature.
Soule acknowledged this himself, saying:
As Bethesda have said, TES VI is still a long ways out. My non-involvement at this stage isn’t necessarily an indicator of anything foreboding.
While Soule waits to hear whether or not he’s got the gig for TES VI, we do know that Bethesda have used Fallout composer Inon Zur for the mobile title The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Whether or not this is indicative of the direction Bethesda go in for the next core entry remains to be seen.
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.