Elder Scrolls Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Reflecting on Milestones and Looking Towards the Future

March 25th marks a significant milestone in gaming history as Bethesda commemorates the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking Elder Scrolls franchise. Celebrating this momentous occasion, Bethesda took to social media to express gratitude to fans while providing insights into the progress of The Elder Scrolls VI.

The journey of the Elder Scrolls saga commenced with the release of The Elder Scrolls Arena on March 25, 1994, captivating players on MS-DOS systems. Bethesda’s heartfelt message to the community acknowledges the remarkable growth of the series over the decades, attributing its success to the unwavering support of dedicated players.

Arena served as the inaugural entry, unveiling the vast and enchanting realm of Tamriel to gamers worldwide. Crafted under the guidance of Vijay Lakshman, the game laid the foundation for subsequent titles such as Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, shaping the landscape of open-world RPGs. Notably, Todd Howard’s involvement in Arena marked the inception of his influential role within Bethesda and the franchise.

For those yet to experience the origins of Elder Scrolls, Bethesda offers the opportunity to delve into Arena and Daggerfall for free via ElderScrolls.com, extending appreciation to the loyal fanbase for their enduring support.

In addition to commemorating the franchise’s legacy, 2024 heralds the 10th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls Online, an acclaimed MMO developed by ZeniMax Online Studios. Bethesda acknowledges the remarkable achievements of their colleagues in nurturing a vibrant gaming community.

Looking forward, Bethesda teases an array of new projects, including The Elder Scrolls Castles, a mobile game currently undergoing soft-launch in select markets. However, anticipation mounts for The Elder Scrolls VI, the highly anticipated sequel now in development. Despite limited details, Bethesda assures fans of the team’s unyielding dedication to delivering an unforgettable experience filled with exploration and adventure.

As Bethesda Game Studios gears up for The Elder Scrolls VI, following the launch of Starfield in September 2023, expectations run high for the future of the franchise. While the release date remains uncertain, slated for no earlier than 2026, the promise of immersive storytelling and boundless exploration continues to fuel excitement among fans worldwide.