The Elder Scrolls 6 is real, but very early, says Bethesda

The Elder Scrolls 6 is confirmed to be in early development, but the release is still far off as Bethesda focuses on Starfield and the next Fallout.

The Elder Scrolls 6 is real, but very early, says Bethesda
Published by Mason @ PC Game Spotlight 9 months ago


The Elder Scrolls 6: A Glimpse into the Future

It’s official – The Elder Scrolls 6 is real, and we’ll see it at some point. That’s the word from Bethesda Softworks vice president Pete Hines, who says that it has been in design phase since the teaser three years ago, but the focus has been on Starfield and the next Fallout.

“There are people working on it,” Hines says. “It’s real. It’s just been very early. We’ve been very focused on Starfield and the next Fallout, and those have been the main priorities.”

With Starfield set to release soon, followed by the Fallout 5 DLC, that signals a shift in focus towards TES 6 and the next, full Fallout game. Hines confirms there are people working on it, but Starfield has been the studio’s main priority.

The teaser from back in 2022 suggests The Elder Scrolls 6 could be set in Hammerfell, home of the Redguards. If the game spans Hammerfell, it could potentially also include part of the neighbouring High Rock region. That mountain range in the teaser shot certainly looks High Rock-ish to me, although it could be Hammerfell.

We’ve certainly had a few clues from Starfield about where TES 6 might be set – particularly the map of Skyrim in Starfield that includes the Hammerfell city of Tanohpuhl, and the word ‘Kyr’ written in the language of the Ra Gada, the Redguard ancestors who fled Yokuda and founded Hammerfell.

TES 6 Setting Speculation

However, that’s all we know for sure. The official announcement, including the TES 6 release date, is still a long way off, and we don’t even have a name yet. In fact, Bethesda’s Pete Hines expresses regret at how early it shared the TES 6 teaser, as it suggests there’s still a while to go.

“I don’t know, I thought it was a nice tease. I understand why people want to know more, but it’s still a ways off,” Hines says, when asked about the teaser. “Todd [Howard] does a good job of teasing and sharing things when they’re ready, but that one we went a little too early and it’s caused us a lot of pain and suffering.”

The Elder Scrolls 6 release date is unknown, but if past experience is anything to go by, you can expect Starfield and its DLC to release first, followed by the next Fallout.

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