Title: The Elder Scrolls 6
Shouldn’t there be a subtitle? Yes, but we don’t know what it is yet.
Very Definitely Not the Title or Subtitle: Skyrim 2
What about Oblivion 2? No. The chances of the new Elder Scroll being a direct sequel to one of the others, with that sort of naming scheme, are extremely small. No other game in the series has ever done this.
To date, the main Elder Scrolls series includes:
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena – 1994
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall – 1996
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – 2002
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – 2006
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 2011
Okay, so that’s the main series. What about other Elder Scrolls games?
The Elder Scrolls has seen a variety of spin-offs and side stories:
- An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire – A dungeon-centric RPG with multiplayer, originally intended to be an expansion for Daggerfall.
- The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard – A third-person, linear action game set 400 years before the first game.
- The Elder Scrolls Travels – A series of mobile RPGs. The four games are Stormhold, Dawnstar, Shadowkey, and Oblivion. Oblivion is an adaptation of the main-series game of the same name. A PSP game called The Elder Scrolls Travel: Oblivion, which had a different story and setting, was planned but was ultimately cancelled.
- The Elder Scrolls Online – An MMORPG, eventually rebranded as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, which is set across the continent of Tamriel.
- The Elder Scrolls: Legends – A turn-based card game set to release later in 2016.
There are spin-offs called An Elder Scrolls Legend and The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and they aren’t connected? Yes, it’s a little confusing, though not as much as the three different games called Oblivion.
Nevertheless, the point remains that the next game in the series will most likely be titled The Elder Scrolls VI: [new relevant subtitle], rather than borrowing the subtitle of its predecessor as some people seem to think.
What else do we know about The Elder Scrolls 6? Not much.
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Isn’t it safe to say we won’t actually know details like that until the game is officially announced? Yes, but some things can be inferred by looking at the series’ history.
Release Date: The release date for The Elder Scrolls 6 has not yet been announced.
I heard a rumor… There’s a lot of that going around.
Rumors about the next game in the Elder Scrolls series spread like wildfire, even when they barely have anything to go on. Half claim to know the release date only to reveal nothing beyond speculation and hopes, and those that do throw a release date into the ring have likely made it up.
No one knows the release date for The Elder Scrolls 6 except possibly Bethesda, and they aren’t revealing anything yet.
Right. They’re waiting for E3. That’s a definite possibility, though not a guarantee.
Bethesda is having its own press conference and stage show at E3 2016, where they’ll reveal details about many of their upcoming games.
This show will be on Sunday, June 12, at 7 PM Pacific Time / 10 PM Eastern Time.
We don’t know what games they’ll discuss, although Dishonored 2 (which is set to release on November 11, 2016) is a likely candidate. It’s possible The Elder Scrolls 6 will be announced there, as well.
Announced? Why are we talking about the release date of an unannounced game? Exactly. The Elder Scrolls 6 doesn’t even officially exist yet.
Still, with the success of the series and its immediate predecessor, Skyrim, it’s only a matter of time before the next game is made.
Where will it be set? Ah yes, the region. Alongside the release date, the setting for The Elder Scrolls 6 is one of the most popular topics for fans to speculate about. There are many theories, though nothing concrete is known yet.
One of the most popular theories is that it will take place in Argonia, also known as the Black Marsh. Many fans also support the idea of the Summerset Isles as the new setting.
Other theories include Hammerfell, Valenwood,and Elsweyr.
Some fans favor a game that takes place across multiple regions or even the entire continent, like in the first game and the MMORPG. However, it seems more likely it will focus on a specific region the majority of main-series Elder Scrolls games have done.
Who knows? Bethesda could surprise everyone.