Five years since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, there’s no news yet about The Elder Scrolls 6 making an appearance anytime soon. The internet is rife with speculations about the next game installment, but no confirmation whatsoever from game developer Bethesda, until recently. Is it another bait to keep everyone hoping and waiting?
“It’s not what you would call a big, active project right now… It’s certainly a game that we’ll be making one day.”
Coming from Todd Howard, Bethesda director and executive producer, and development lead for the Elder Scrolls games, it is definitely something to hope for. Nothing solid or bright, but still something to look forward to. Hey, “one day” can be next month or in 2019.
The fact that it is a less-active project says a lot about the future of The Elder Scrolls 6. It may not be the focus now, but it is definitely not forgotten. For a lot of fans, this is enough.
There are also plenty of signs that the most-anticipated game is on its way.
In a March 2016 interview, Howard said that the “three big and crazy projects” they are working on are a long way off. The Elder Scrolls 6 definitely falls in this category.
Bethesda also released an advertisement that says the studio is looking for a Quest Designer, particularly one with “Experience with The Elder Scrolls Construction Set”. This might not mean anything at all, but the fact that its Montreal studio continues to expand its developer pool could mean some of them are working on the Elder Scrolls games.
What is even more exciting is that, if and when the Elder Scrolls 6 come out, it could be made available in Nintendo Switch. Although the game studio isn’t saying much about what games they’re bringing to the handheld game console, the Switch’s first look trailer may have let the cat out of the bag. This is because Skyrim was the featured game that was played on both the handheld and home portions of the console.
Of course, Bethesda did not confirm Skyrim’s released on the Switch. But the game studio did not deny it either. When asked if Skyrim can be played on the go, Howard simply responded by saying “It’s the same game on the TV and on the other screen.” It’s nowhere near an official confirmation, but it can be like saying, someone must be sick with cold meds lying around, although no one exactly knows who’s sick.
It’s frustrating, no doubt about it. But Bethesda is set on making everyone wait and squirm in anticipation if necessary. All of their employees are strictly prohibited from using keywords that relates to The Elder Scrolls 6 in any shape or form, such as “The Elder Scrolls VI”, “Project Greenheart” and “Fallout Nuka World”.
Hush-hush and with very few details to work on, rumors and speculations will continue to surround the game sequel to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But the wait will be worth it if and when the game comes out with amazing features fan expect to see and enjoy.