If you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls game franchise, you’ve probably already that the sixth installment of the game is a given. Todd Howard, Game Director of Bethesda Game Studios, confirmed in an interview in June that TES 6 is in the works, which basically answered everybody’s question if the game would ever be made.
The question now here is: when would The Elder Scrolls 6 be released?
The answer seems to be in the lines of “Not in the near future.” Howard himself revealed that TES 6 is “a very long way off”, explaining that they already have a “pretty good idea” of what the game would be but that they currently don’t have the time and the technology to turn their ideas into reality.
Bethesda vice president Pete Hines echoed this sentiment during an interview with PC Gamer this August. Hines pointed out that capturing videos of the game for PR purposes takes a lot of time so, instead of creating new demos every now and then to build the hype, the Bethesda team will just focus on completing the game. Because of this, fans won’t be getting details about The Elder Scrolls 6 years before the game comes out, and it’s highly likely that the game won’t be hyped for long.
This might seem like a unique strategy, considering that many game developers love teasing fans with demos and sneak peeks. But Bethesda has always been marching to their own drummer; they released Fallout 4 a few months after it was announced, and it seems that this is what they’ll do with TES 6, too. As Howard points out, they “think very long term” and are not the kind of developer that will rush things. Hines also made almost the same statement in an interview with The Telegraph last year, emphasizing that they “don’t publish to scale” and that they “try to publish to quality”.
What do you think about Bethesda’s decision to focus on building The Elder Scrolls 6 instead of hyping it? Are you looking forward to play TES 6? Share your thoughts below!