This is not a drill: The Elder Scrolls VI is officially in development! While we really wish that we had more information to share with you regarding the finer details of this game, we tragically do not. See, Bethesda’s Pete Hines remarked that this isn’t a game that is going to come out this year or even the next year. Instead, it’s a title that they are working on that is somewhere on the horizon.
However, that’s really not the important detail of this story. What really matters is that Bethesda is, right now, working on a new Elder Scrolls game. Not Skyrim, not a Skyrim sequel, not a Skyrim spin-off, but a game that is actually being called The Elder Scrolls VI. At present, we have no reason to believe that this is not a proper single-player epic Elder Scrolls adventure in the style of classic Elder Scrolls experiences.
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
The Elder Scrolls 6 Trailer
Bethesda shared the first trailer for the game at E3 2018:
If you’re really reaching for more information, you can try to figure out where the game will take place based on the teaser footage that we saw in the trailer. However, we have a feeling that nothing about that footage is anywhere close to being finalized. However, it does seem like we’re leaving the snow-covered world of Skyrim for a more diverse climate that somewhat resembles the world seen in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date
No release date has been set for The Elder Scrolls 6. Expect a long wait for the next installment in Bethesda’s coveted fantasy RPG series.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Music
Jeremy Soule, the composer of previous Elder Scrolls titles Morrowind, Skyrim, and Oblivion, has stated that he hasn’t been contacted to score The Elder Scrolls VI.
This update comes via Facebook where Soule stated that he is not “involved with TES VI.” Soule later stated that his “non-involvement at this stage isn’t necessarily an indicator of anything foreboding” given that the game is quite a ways from release, but his statement does seem to hint that Bethesda could go in a different direction when it comes time to score the next Elder Scrolls game.
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