Those discouraged by the lack of an Elder Scrolls sequel announcement during publisher Bethesda Softwork’s E3 presentation should not lose hope.
Head of Bethesda Game Studios Todd Howard confirmed on YouTube’s Live at E3 livestream that the studio is in fact working on The Elder Scrolls VI, but its release is a “very long way off”.
“[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.” Howard said.
“I could sit here and explain the game to you,” Howard continued, “and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology. How long is that going to take?’ So it is something that’s going to take a lot of time, what he have in mind for that game, and we actually have two other large projects we’re also doing that are bigger than everything we’ve done. People will probably hear about those even before Elder Scrolls 6. That’ll make sense many years from now.”
Bethesda has confirmed it is currently working on three unannounced titles at the moment. Assuming Elder Scrolls is one of them, Howard was asked for details regarding the other two to which he stated “they’re all a ways off, and we’ll talk about it when we talk about it.” He did suggest, however, fans will likely hear about them before Elder Scrolls.
The Elder Scrolls series wasn’t completely absent from Bethesda’s E3 event as they announced the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition which pumps up the game’s visuals for current platforms, features mod support, and includes all past DLC, coming October 28th.