I can tell you that I’ve played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on many, many consoles over the past seven years, and if you’re like me, you need something new. You need more Elder Scrolls, and there’s no amount of smart fridge ports that will truly satiate that thirst. We got a taste at E3 2018, where Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls VI, but they told us to keep in mind that it’s set for a next-generation release. They’ve recently come out to suggest that, in all likelihood, it won’t exactly be a PlayStation 5 launch title, either.
Speaking with Elder Scrolls Online director Matt Firor and marketing head Pete Hines, GameSpot asked about the timeline of new games from the Goliath of a publisher. Firor referenced Starfield, another E3 announcement, and that it will be developed and launched before Elder Scrolls VI. He added that given the timeline of Bethesda Games Studios releases, we may have to wait a couple of years before we see anything major.
Firor was later asked if the world of Elder Scrolls VI would be eventually included in The Elder Scrolls Online, replying, “I don’t even know what the world is going to be like when it comes out; there will be a different console generation by then, I’m sure. Who knows. But I know we’re free and clear for a long time.”
Do you think The Elder Scrolls VI will be worth the wait? What would it even be like on next-generation hardware? Hit the comments below to let us know what you think!