Bethesda finally announced Elder Scrolls VI, the upcoming instalment in the Elder Scrolls franchise, during E3. Bethesda’s Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing Pete Hines previously talked about how they rushed the announcement to reassure fans single-player games aren’t dead.
In addition to that, Hines was recently featured in an interview with Gamespot, where he discussed how long it will take before Elder Scrolls VI actually sees the light. He mentioned it is “big and it’s ambitious,” and addressed fans’ concerns on the timing of the announcements as well as the release timeline for Fallout 76, Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI.
[The Elder Scrolls VI] is big and it’s ambitious, but also … the most important thing to underscore is that the timeline between products that you get from BGS is not any different than it has been historically just because we’ve talked about two games after Fallout 76. I try really hard to manage people’s expectations. It’s not like ‘Fallout 76 this year, Starfield next year, and then The Elder Scrolls VI the year after.’ The timeline isn’t any different. What’s different is just trying to be transparent and say, ‘Don’t freak out, the next thing we’re doing is single-player [in Starfield], [and] we are making The Elder Scrolls VI.
Would it have been better if it was some years from now and we just go, ‘Surprise, we’re making a game called Starfield, and it’s out X months later?’ Yeah. For sure. But at the same time, there is also value in every day between there people aren’t freaking out about us making Fallout 76 as an online-only game as a service and this is all they’re ever making.
Take a deep breath; you’re going to be OK. We’re going to make some stuff you’re really going to love.
For now, here are ten things about The Elder Scrolls VI you need to know.
- Bethesda is “still hard at work” on The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield
- Bethesda’s Pete Hines Explains Reason Behind Early The Elder Scrolls VI Announcement; Proof Single Player Games Are Still Alive
- The Elder Scrolls 6 is a long way off, Bethesda confirms
- Bethesda wants Fallout 76 to last “forever”
- Bethesda’s Pete Hines Explains How They Can’t Hold Every Franchise’s Performance to Fallout and Elder Scrolls