In the past few years, we’ve seen some funny and ridiculous The Elder Scrolls VI rumors. However, and according to Bethesda’s Pete Hines, we won’t be getting any The Elder Scrolls VI news in the foreseeable future. As Hines noted, players should temper their expectations as they won’t be hearing about the next part in the Elder Scrolls series for a while.
It’s after Starfield, which you pretty much know nothing about. So if you’re coming at me for details now and not years from now, I’m failing to properly manage your expectations.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) May 10, 2020
So yeah, don’t expect to be hearing about The Elder Scrolls VI anytime soon. As Hines claimed, The Elder Scrolls VI will be coming after Starfield. And… well… we don’t really know anything about Starfield.
What we can safely assume is that The Elder Scrolls VI will be a next-gen game. And while Bethesda has stated that the games will still use an improved version of Creation Engine, things may change. According to a job listing, Bethesda may be working on Unreal Engine 4 projects, though nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
For the time being, Bethesda is busy with Fallout 76. From the looks of it, the team aims to keep supporting this game (and not let it die). Naturally, the team is also working on Starfield. So yeah, let’s at least hope that this Summer we’ll get some details about it.
I also find it hilarious looking back at some early rumors. In January 2019, some analysts predicted that The Elder Scrolls VI would come out in 2019. Well, that hasn’t aged well, right?
But anyway, as we’ve already said, don’t expect any The Elder Scrolls VI news anytime soon. Bethesda know that its fans want to hear more about it, however, the game won’t be releasing soon. Instead, the team will most likely focus on Fallout 76 and Starfield.