Don’t Hold Your Breath
Since Elder Scrolls VI was first teased at E3 in 2018, fans of the series have been patiently waiting for some more juicy news about the mysterious title. It has been a full two years of total silence in terms of new information about the game and it looks like that is not going to change anytime soon. In an interview with Pete Hines, Bethesda’s president of marketing has made it clear that Elder Scrolls VI will not be coming out for years to come.
A new Elder Scrolls game is so far off that it will not even be the next game Bethesda will be working on. Next on the chopping block is the game Starfield. Another title that we have next to no info about. There is no telling how long it will take to push that project out the door. However, after Starfield is wrapped up, the sixth Elder Scrolls will have the developer’s undived attention.
The past couple of years could have gone much better for Bethesda. Aside from Doom: Eternal, the most recent games that they have made, namely Fallout 76 and Wolfenstein: Youngblood have flopped. Picking up the pieces of both of those games has soaked up a huge amount of time. Not to mention the difficulties of working in the COVID-19 lockdown have only made things worse.
There is no exact time of how long fans will have to wait, but it will most likely be years. It appears that as games get bigger and more demanding to make, developers are not going to be able to crank out a triple-a title like we were still living in 2007. The sheer amount of time and effort that goes into a game like Red Dead Redemption 2 or another Elder Scrolls game is hard to put into scope. Like fans of Cyberpunk 2077 have been doing for the past seven years, we are all just going to have to sit here and wait.