Bethesda fans are on the edge of their seat, awaiting the release of Starfield later this week. However, Bethesda’s next major project, The Elder Scrolls VI, seems to be entering early development now. When speaking with Vandal, the head of publishing at Bethesda, Pete Hines, confirmed The Elder Scrolls VI has entered early development.
Hines reassured fans their priority at Bethesda has been Starfield, so don’t worry about them spreading their resources thin for The Elder Scrolls VI. Hines also confirmed you won’t hear about The Elder Scrolls VI for quite some time as they don’t want to show it too early.
Hines’ time speaking with Vandal is mainly about Starfield, Bethesda’s next open-world action-RPG set in outer space. Hines talks about how fans love Bethesda games for the many possibilities for choice and aspects of the gameplay, without spoiling too much. He closed the interview by confirming The Elder Scrolls VI is not in pre-production, but in the early stages of development. How early of stages was not specified, but Bethesda is moving forward with The Elder Scrolls VI.
When was The Elder Scrolls VI Announced?
Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI were announced on the same day in 2018 on June 10. The Starfield announcement trailer has nearly 4 million views but The Elder Scrolls VI trailer has over 17 million views. A bit of an unfair comparison as Starfield is a new IP and The Elder Scrolls VI is part of a franchise that started in 1994.
However, the views show the sheer weight The Elder Scrolls series has on the gaming industry. Fans are very excited to see The Elder Scrolls VI. It’s been over five years since this announcement trailer dropped, with a scrolling landscape and The Elder Scrolls VI logo fading onto the screen. Now that we know it’s in the early stages of development, fans can comfortably wait for when Bethesda is ready to reveal more of The Elder Scrolls VI.
Bethesda is well known for its huge open-world action-RPG games. Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series are by far the most popular and well known franchises from the studio, as it continuously goes back to them on a regular basis. With The Elder Scrolls VI, fans are eagerly awaiting this sequel. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released almost 12 years ago on November 11, 2011 and has become an iconic game in the industry, from longtime Bethesda fans to casual players as well.
The modding community continues to keep the game alive and fresh to hopefully hold themselves over until The Elder Scrolls VI launches. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has seen multiple re-releases and ports throughout the years. Most recently, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched on the PlayStation 5 on November 11, 2021, exactly 10 years after the original’s launch.
The Elder Scrolls VI might seem far away, but it will be in our hands before you know it. Are you excited for The Elder Scrolls VI? What’s your favorite The Elder Scrolls game? Let us know in the comments!