Bethesda Says That Fan Requests for Elder Scrolls 6 Won’t Define Future Titles

Bethesda Says Fans Won’t Define Elder Scrolls 6

Bethesda, industry veterans responsible for some huge series like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, has made it clear that while the gaming community has a lot of expectations for Elder Scrolls 6, they won’t define what is coming down the pipe. So will Bethesda announce Elder Scrolls 6 soon or do they have something else in mind?

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In a recent interview with GamesRadar, Peter Hines, Bethesda’s vice president of PR, stated that many gamers have been asking why Bethesda isn’t working on specific projects that they really want to see. This is especially true whenever they make any sort of announcement, “Unless it’s the exact thing that they’re all asking for, then yeah – you’re going to run into some amount of that. We’re aware of it, but we’re not going to let it define what we do.”

Of course, the most recent example of this is Elder Scrolls 6. For quite some time now, fans have been screaming at Bethesda for the next game in the Elder Scrolls series following Skyrim. And even though there has been plenty of new content added to Skyrim over the years, including mods and re-releases, it is clear fans are looking to the future. And yes, Bethesda is aware of the community’s feelings and expectations. Hines mentioned that while they are hearing what fans are saying, they are focused on what is best for the games they are making:

“Ultimately, we’re going to try and do the things that we think are the best for the games that we’re making, because that’s, honestly, all I can really control. I’ve tried to help mitigate some of that – I went to Todd [Howard, director of Bethesda Game Studios] a couple of E3s ago and said “Everybody’s going to ask us about The Elder Scrolls 6. You have to help me, you have to help me come out and say what the studio’s path is, and when The Elder Scrolls 6 is coming, to try and manage expectations.”

Hines stated that while fans have their demands of what should be coming down the line, Bethesda needs to be able to “stretch their legs” once in a while. “[The development teams] aren’t just a vending machine where you press for the soda and they just go back and forth – they want to be able to stretch their legs creatively, or try a new idea, or do something different and not just fall into the same pattern.” 

What do you think about these latest comments from Bethesda? Are you hoping they reveal The Elder Scrolls 6 soon? Let us know in the comments below and keep it locked for updates!

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  • Ahmad Abed

    Whatever things Bethesda may come up with is up to them. However, new and different doesn’t always translate into “better”, and whenever you have something good going on, there is nothing wrong in sticking to it. Improvement and creativity shouldn’t always mean revolution. Refinement within the framework set by previous productions can be all that is needed. Whatever you do Bethesda, just don’t do what Capcom did with Resident Evil.

  • Miguel Baptista

    Trust the developers. They put their heart and soul into these things.
    Making a game, like making an album or movie, can’t be all about catering to what someone says on youtube, no matter how many views a fanboy video has.
    There is no “official” opinion from fans, we are all different, and what I liked, or disliked, about Skyrim, can be someone else’s cup of tea.
    Take Star Wars and its recent revamp, its all for show and no substance, and I’m sure they went the “board meeting fans” criteria, which delivered a pretty empty shell of a movie experience. I hope big developers don’t go that route time after time, and create pretty but void gaming experiences.