‘Elder Scrolls 6’ Release Date Teased, Bethesda Exec Says They Need Better Technology and More Time

‘Elder Scrolls 6’ Release Date Teased, Bethesda Exec Says They Need Better Technology and More Time
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Bethesda chief Todd Howard recently confirmed the development of “Elder Scrolls 6.” The Maryland-based developer has been working on a sequel to “Skyrim” for years, but fans will have to wait a couple more years before they can get their hands on the next installment of the popular action-fantasy series.


In a recent sitdown with Canadian video game journalist Geoff Keighley via PC Gamer, Howard revealed that Bethesda is certainly creating “Elder Scrolls 6.” However, the company isn’t in a rush to release the game any time soon.

“I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology–how long is that going to take?’” Howard explained. “And so it’s something that is going to take a lot of time, what we have in mind for that game.”

He added that Bethesda already knows which direction to take the franchise, but technology has yet to caught up with what developers are envisioning for “Elder Scrolls 6.” While waiting, the company is hard at work on two new AAA titles which Howard claimed “are bigger than anything we’ve done.”

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Gear Nuke reported that the two large-scale projects could be new intellectual properties. Little is known about them aside from the fact that one or both will feature a massive open-world environment akin to “Fallout 4” or “Skyrim.”

“Elder Scrolls 6” might still be years away, but fans eager to return to the franchise can still do so with fresh content arriving later this year. IGN noted that a remastered version of “Skyrim” is set to release in the last quarter of 2016. It will feature graphical enhancements, PC mod support for consoles and improved versions of all of the game’s DLCs.

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