Elder Scrolls VI is in early development, Bethesda confirms

TES VI Development

Bethesda has finally spilled the tea: Elder Scrolls VI is officially in early development. Fans of this iconic series have been chomping at the bit for any tidbits about the next installment, and now that the cat’s out of the bag, the excitement is off the charts. With so many players enjoying Starfield, it’s natural to be curious about TES VI: here’s what we know about Elder Scrolls VI’s development, what you can expect, and when we might finally get our hands on it.

The Elder Scrolls Franchise Has Been Around for A While

Before we dive into the juicier bits, let’s take a moment to look back at how far the The Elder Scrolls series has come. Ever since “The Elder Scrolls: Arena” hit the gaming stores in  March 1994, the RPG franchise has been a source of wonder—with its vast open worlds, intricate stories, and captivating lore. Players journeyed through unforgettable realms, from the icy lands of Skyrim to the sunny shores of Summerset Isle.

For years, fans have been yearning for the next chapter in this epic adventure after the conclusion of Skyrim. Now that Bethesda has confirmed that Elder Scrolls VI is in the works, to say that gamers are excited is an understatement.

Considering how the previous title—Skyrim—is such an iconic game at this point, the anticipation for the next Elder Scrolls game is off the charts. Skyrim was released in November 2011, and since then, it’s been ported and remastered to every platform out there—from the humble PlayStation 3 to VR. Heck, all that’s left is to port it to phones. It’s a great game and all, but it’s time for something new.

The Inside Scoop on Early Development

Bethesda’s been playing their cards close to the chest on Elder Scrolls VI, but they’ve at least divulged some details on the early development process. According to the studio, they’re still in the pre-production phase. They’re most likely building the foundation, which consists of designing the “building blocks,” meticulous world-building, and creating innovative gameplay mechanics that would (hopefully) keep us hooked throughout the entire playthrough.

Given Bethesda’s reputation for generating immersive open worlds, we may be in for a treat with Elder Scrolls VI. With this info on the early development stage, it’s evident that Bethesda’s taking its sweet time to ensure that Elder Scrolls VI lives up to the legacy set by its predecessors.

The Elder Scrolls VI Will Use Starfield’s Engine

In 2021, Todd Howard stated in an interview with The Telegraph that Bethesda will be using the same engine to build both Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield—with work on the next Elder Scrolls title expected to lead in making changes to the engine. While the bulk of the development work effort is on Starfield right now, every game will create some “new suits of technology.” When the time comes for the studio to focus on Elder Scrolls VI, the Creation Engine 2 will have some additions made that should cater to the title.

The Fan Frenzy

The news of Elder Scrolls VI’s development has sent fans into a frenzy. Social media, gaming forums, and fan communities are lit with discussions, speculation, and all-out excitement. Will this new Elder Scrolls game be as massive, if not bigger, than Bethesda’s previous hits like Starfield? That’s the big question on everyone’s lips.

While the wait for Elder Scrolls VI may feel like an eternity, this news has rekindled the passion of fans who’ve patiently awaited their next journey through Tamriel. With any hope, we don’t have to wait for more than five years before any new update drops.

The Future of Tamriel

The Elder Scrolls series’ most captivating aspect is the diverse world of Tamriel. Each game has ventured into different regions and cultures within this sprawling continent. We’ve gone through Hammerfell, High Rock, Morrowind, Skyrim, and Cyrodil.

Though Bethesda’s keeping the location of Elder Scrolls VI under wraps, fans are eager to guess where it might unfold. Some dream of revisiting a familiar region, while others can’t wait to venture to a new, uncharted part of Tamriel. We know that the Black Marsh, Valenwood, and Elsweyr are the most prominent places in the Elder Scroll’s world that haven’t been explored.

Release Window for The Elder Scrolls VI

In gaming, few announcements stir up as much excitement as the next chapter in the Elder Scrolls saga. Bethesda’s confirmation that Elder Scrolls VI is in the early stages of development has lit a fire under the gaming community.

Details are sparse, but the studio’s commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience is unwavering. While we’re eagerly awaiting more info on the game’s progress, one thing’s clear – the future of Tamriel is looking brighter than ever. Elder Scrolls VI is on the horizon, and fans worldwide can hardly contain their excitement.

According to Todd Howard at Bethesda, Elder Scrolls VI is tentatively set for a 2028 release. Remember, though, that this date could shift due to unexpected bumps in development. Bethesda’s head honcho, Pete Hines, mentioned that the game will drop a few years after Starfield’s launch. So, while we’re all hyped, there’s still a bit of waiting to do before we can feast our eyes on any Elder Scrolls VI gameplay.

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