The Elder Scrolls 6
The Elder Scrolls 6 is officially in early development, and the announcement has fans divided. Bethesda's announcement comes almost two years after the release of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and almost a decade after the most recent Elder Scrolls game, Fallout 4. Some fans eagerly anticipate the game, but others are frustrated by the long wait, and others still are amused by it all.
In case you missed the announcement, The Elder Scrolls 6 is officially in early development. The news comes after years of rumors and, most recently, a fan campaign to get the developers to announce the game. Now that we have official confirmation, fans are responding in all sorts of ways, from excited anticipation to frustration.
Some think the announcement was just a way to appease fans, reassure them that the game is still being worked on, and silence constant questions about the game's release date. Others believe Bethesda made the announcement to shift attention away from the Fallout 76 controversy.
"It's not surprising to me that it'll take a long time," one user says, "considering how successful and complex the previous games were. I'm not mad, just excited." Another replies, "I'm okay with the wait. But it's too much really. Skyrim came out in 2011, it's 2023 now and we still don't have a release date."
"The Elder Scrolls 6 delay between Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls 6 is too long," another user says, "even if they wanted to make a game as good as Skyrim, which I believe will be impossible, it still doesn't make sense that it would take so long. I thought I would be an elder or a scroll by the time it comes out."
Other users express frustration, joking that their children (or even their children's children) might be in high school or even college by the time the game comes out. There's a lot of speculation that Bethesda made the announcement to silence constant questions about the game's release date.
"I feel like Bethesda is just waiting for us to stop asking about it so they can surprise us all with a release date," one user says. "It's like an awkward first date, when you ask a question about it and the other person just avoids the question and doesn't give you a straight answer."
Some users point out that the delay may be due to Bethesda's focus on other projects, such as Starfield, and the desire to ensure the game is polished and meets fan expectations. "I understand the development process," another user says. "I'm patient. I know it takes time to make a high-quality game."
Another user says, "If it's taking this long, it must be a game like Skyrim or even better." There is a sense of resignation, perhaps tinged with a little humor, in many comments. "I'm so frustrated too," one user says, "but what can we do?" Another replies, "Wait, wait, and wait some more."
The announcement that The Elder Scrolls 6 is coming was seen by some as both a parody and a factual confirmation of the game's existence. Others appreciate the teaser trailer and the sense of anticipation it created, even if it was shown years before the game entered early development.
Whatever your thoughts on The Elder Scrolls 6 announcement, it's clear that the wait for the Elder Scrolls 6 is just one of the many legacies of the wildly successful and iconic series. The wait for The Elder Scrolls 6 is a testament to the popularity and longevity of the series, which shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
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