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The Elder Scrolls 6 release date predictions and news

The Elder Scrolls 6’s the release date is still a total mystery, despite the fact that the game was revealed almost five years ago. Bethesda has yet to lift the lid on the upcoming RPG, and we don’t even know the game’s actual title.

What we can tell you for sure is this The Elder Scrolls 6 is under development and will be the next release for Bethesda Game Studios Star field comes to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It is expected to launch later this year and therefore there will probably be quite a large gap between the games.

Here’s what we know The Elder Scrolls 6 so far, including a look at the expected release date, a possible setting, and what platforms we can expect it to launch on. We hope to hear more about the game sooner rather than later. Once done, this page will be refreshed.

  • What is that? The long-awaited successor to Skyrim
  • When do we go out? To be confirmed, but our guess is probably not before 2027
  • What can I play with? To be confirmed, but evidence indicates it will only be available on PC and Xbox Series X|S

The Elder Scrolls 6 release date

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The Elder Scrolls 6 hasn’t received a release date yet, and it looks like we may have to wait quite a while. Phil Spencer’s recent comments put Elder Scrolls 6 (via IGN) release date no earlier than 2028.

Despite the announcement at Bethesda’s E3 2018 conference, little more than a logo has been revealed, and more than four years later, we still have few concrete details about the next Elder Scrolls game. We don’t even have a subtitle or a year of release. Todd Howard said the game will come later Star fieldthe company’s next big IP, while Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said it won’t be released until later Fairy tale 4. Given Star field will be out later this year and Fable does not have a release date yet, let’s wait Elder Scrolls 6 it’s bound to be long.

Platforms The Elder Scrolls 6: Is it an Xbox exclusive?

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Platforms for The Elder Scrolls 6 haven’t been confirmed yet, but given Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media, PC and Xbox Series S|X releases are almost a certainty. A PS5 version is far less certain, however, as Microsoft could choose to make the new Elder Scrolls game an Xbox exclusive. Likewise, the Xbox One and PS4 releases seem extremely unlikely, as Starfield showcases Bethesda’s move away from last-gen hardware.

Will The Elder Scrolls 6 be released on Xbox Game Pass?

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The Elder Scrolls 6 will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. This means that subscribers will be able to pick up the game at no extra cost the same day it releases for everyone else.

The Elder Scrolls 6 trailer

The only footage we have The Elder Scrolls 6 it’s a very short clip of the game’s logo. Other than that, you may have to wait a while to see more. Here is the announcement trailer:

Elder Scrolls 6 setting and story

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We are willing to bet that, as with all other games in the series, The Elder Scrolls 6 will take place on the continent of Tamriel. Previous games have taken us to High Rock, Hammerfell, Morrowind, Cyrodil and Skyrim. Valenwood, Elsweyr and Black Marsh are the largest places left to explore. However, while these areas are prime spots to explore, that doesn’t mean Bethesda won’t be returning to areas from previous games.

It was said that The Elder Scrolls 6 it could be set in Valenwood, the Bosmer home. It’s an area of ​​Tamriel that Bethesda hasn’t explored much, and this is reportedly internal Bethesda memo dates back to 2014. In this memo, Bethesda employees were allegedly warned against using the terms Fallout: Nuka World, Elder Scrolls VI or Project Greenheart.

It’s hard to tell from the short E3 clip we have of the game. However, since it was demonstrated, general opinion has shifted towards the idea that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be set in Hammerfell or High Rock.

Adding credence to the Hammerfell rumors is an official Elder Scrolls post Twitter account in late 2020. Which says “transcribe the past and map the future” and shows an image with an unmapped region of Hammerfell. There is, however, the possibility that this teaser is not referring Elder Scrolls 6 at all.

Of course, those of us who know the world of Tamriel from Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim and yes, even Elder Scrolls online, the entire world is a real expanse of different lands and environments in which the game could be set. We know one thing for sure; wherever it is set, we can expect to complete a large number of side missions.

What’s new in The Elder Scrolls 6

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The Elder Scrolls 6 is still in early development
In an interview with the Spanish publication Vandal (as translated by Gamespot), Pete Hines revealed it The Elder Scrolls 6 it’s probably still a long way off.

“It’s in development, but it’s in the early stages of development.”

Fallout 5 will arrive after The Elder Scrolls 6
In an interview with ignTodd Howard confirmed it Relapse 5 will be Bethesda’s next project after that The Elder Scrolls 6.

“Yeah, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re making Fallout 5 after that, so our schedule will be pretty full for a while,” Howard told the publication. “We also have other projects that we look at from time to time.”

Bethesda wants to take its time to get it right
The Elder Scrolls 6 that’s probably still a few years away, but that’s not because Bethesda is deliberately dragging its heels. In an interview with ignwhen discussing the gap between Skyrim and its sequel, Howard said, “You’d think we had the kind of gap we’re having between us Skyrim and the sequel? I can’t say it’s a good thing. I wish I could wave a magic wand and the game we wanted to make […] just out? Absolutely.”

According to Howard, however, it seemed like it was time for Bethesda to try something new Star field AND The Elder Scrolls online it meant that the Elder Scrolls franchise was in a relatively good position.

“That said,” he added, “everything takes longer than we’d like, but we want to make sure we get it right. Here’s hoping Elder Scrolls 6 isn’t meant to be, hey, worth the wait, but will stand up to the series as it has been in a really big, impactful way when it releases.

That’s all we know so far about The Elder Scrolls 6. For more on the biggest games coming to Xbox, be sure to check out our New Xbox Series X Games Guide. Elsewhere is our gaze what we know so far about Fallout 5.


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