The Elder Scrolls is a mind blowingly good series of RPG’s that has seen massive success, and another game is definitely on the way… just not for a while.
Bethesda executive Pete Hines tweeted about The Elder Scrolls VI, saying:
@PCGamesN thx. fyi, the elder scrolls vi isn’t in development. we simply said we would make it eventually. don’t want people to be misled
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) August 9, 2016
So yes, the game is definitely on the way, but it doesn’t seem like it will see the light of day any time soon.
Hines also tweeted in June that they, “aren’t working on TES6 at the moment.”
Yes, this is disappointing to the fans of the franchise, because that means that the game, while it definitely is going to happen, isn’t going to happen for quite some time. It’s a possibility that the game is in preproduction, but it seems rather unlikely given Hines’ tone.
However, Hines is definitely feeling the pressure of anticipation for the game. It came up in an interview with MMORPG, with him saying:
This studio is not a vending machine. They’re not a two-button vending machine, where first we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout, and then we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout… They’re an incredibly talented studio of creative people. They’ve now made four games in a row, all of which were named Game of the Year, and they have a right to decide what they’re interested in working on next and which direction they want to go.
I, for one, am perfectly willing to ask questions, but I’m not going to second guess Todd Howard when he says we want to do this next, and this, and then Elder Scrolls VI happens somewhere down here. He’s got reasons why, and I think once we get down the road, those reasons will be more evident to folks once we get there, or maybe not. But at the end of the day, these folks have a right to not just have to make Elder Scrolls game after Elder Scrolls game, which is why they switched to Fallout, and they have a right to stretch their legs and try something else or do something different. I know what they’re working on for the next decade, and I think all of them are things to get excited about, for different reasons, and once they come out, folks will enjoy them for what they are.
Whether or not this next decade sees us getting another Elder Scrolls or not, I am certainly hopeful. As a huge fan of RPG’s, Skyrim was a great time for me, and I’d love to jump back into Nirn, or any other plane in which they send us to venture.