View Full Version : The Elder Scrolls 6: release date, news and rumors

01-22-2020, 09:54 PM
Elder Scrolls fans all over the world were delighted when Bethesda's Todd Howard used the spotlight of E3 2018 to confirm that the studio is working on a new instalment in the series, currently known only as The Elder Scrolls 6. Since this initial announcement, we haven't heard much about the game. There was no appearance at E3 2019 and Bethesda has been quite clear that it won't be talking about it before it's ready to do so. But we're not going to let that stop us thinking about what the future holds for Elder Scrolls. Now that the question over whether or not the game will actually be happening has been answered, we're turning our minds to other questions like where it might be set and, more importantly, when we might finally get to play it. In our excitement, we've scoured the web to find and assess all the latest news and rumors about The Elder Scrolls 6 and collected it all here in this handy guide so that you can stay up to date. We'll be updating regularly as news comes in so make sure you keep checking back.

We might as well get the bad news out of the way first – you’re not likely to be playing The Elder Scrolls 6 any time soon. The good news, however, is that it’s been confirmed you will be able to...eventually. The game was confirmed during Bethesda's E3 2018 conference but nothing more than a logo was given. We don't even have a subtitle or a release year. Todd Howard said that the game will be coming after Starfield, the company's next big IP. But given Starfield is coming in 2020 at the very earliest, Elder Scrolls 6 could still be years away. At the very least, we know this likely means the game will be released on the next generation PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

Some recent job listings for Bethesda Game Studios have led to rumors that work on Starfield could be wrapping up and that The Elder Scrolls 6 could be heading into full production soon. First spotted by a Reddit user, a job listing for Gameplay Programmers at the studio calls for "talented programmers to join our team that is pushing the bleeding-edge of RPG development for the PC and consoles". As part of the team they'll "Collaborate on the implementation of new gameplay features: player and characters’ behaviors, combat and powers mechanics, user interface, etc."