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Despite concerns it would be a long time before we heard anything about the next main-series Elder Scrolls game, E3 2016 seemed like a prime opportunity to tease The Elder Scrolls 6 for the first time, especially since Bethesda was once again holding its own E3 press conference.

Bethesda’s press conference was last night at 7 PM Pacific Time / 10 PM Eastern Time, and unfortunately there was no sign of The Elder Scrolls 6.

Elder Scrolls games were a focus, to some degree, of the press conference. The upcoming strategy card game spin-off, The Elder Scrolls Legends, received a fair amount of screen time as well as a new video showing the intro cinematic for its campaign.



The Elder Scrolls Online will also receive new content, which was also showcased at the press conference. In particular, they showed off the new Dark Brotherhood DLC and described a feature called “One Tamriel” that will let all players explore the MMORPG’s world regardless of level.

Finally, when one more Elder Scrolls announcement began, many fans probably held their breaths in anticipation of a tease for The Elder Scrolls 6, but instead it was Skyrim Special Edition.

Yes, Skyrim is being remastered for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. (A PC version of the Special Edition will be released as well, although PC players who have Skyrim and all of its add-ons or the Legendary Edition will be able to upgrade to the new version for free, according to Bethesda.) The Special Edition, in addition to the visual improvements, will also support mods like the current PC version does.

Skyrim Special Edition will be out in October.

This is excellent news for fans of Skyrim and for console players who missed it in the previous generation. However, players looking forward to something new might have preferred to see The Elder Scrolls 6.

Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference suggests their Elder Scrolls focus right now is on The Elder Scrolls Legends, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Skyrim Special Edition. It might still be quite a while before we hear anything about The Elder Scrolls 6. When do you think we’ll hear news?

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