Elder Scroll 6 is the latest addition to the series of games by Bethesda. It has been rumored that the game is still in the development stage and Bethesda is pretty much reluctant about revealing anything substantial. However, when some fans got speculative about The Elder Scrolls 6 release date, Bethesda’s vice president Pete Hines did post some reassuring tweets. But given the fact that there have been no official announcements so far, it is difficult to say much about the game details. We can only expect a few details, by assessing the older prequels of the game.
The last game, i.e. Elder Scroll 5: Skyrim had seen substantial expansion as compared to the previous games. We might be looking at something very similar in The Elder Scroll 6. With each new game, the developers have shown more inclination towards the settled theme in gameplay, like the domestic elements introduced in Hearthfire that was entirely targeted at the player’s homestead and family. Fallout 4 also had settlement as its core theme. We may also expect the game to feature intriguing beasts and allow travel across different landmasses, like in The Dragonborn.
Given that the game engine for Fallout 4 received a lot of criticism, mainly for looking dated, Bethesda might have developed a better game engine for The Elder Scrolls 6. They have also been quite vocal about their enthusiasm for the VR technology which is advancing at a significantly rapid pace. This could potentially mean that The Elder Scroll 6 is going to be quite an interesting game in the line.
Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date
It’s almost been 4 years since the release of Skyrim and Oblivion and fans have been anxiously waiting for The Elder Scrolls 6 release date. But during the launch of Elder Scrolls Online, Peter Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda said that they would not be releasing the sequel anytime soon. He even joked that The Elder Scrolls 6 release date should be 22/2/22 because by then, the robot lords will have changed the calendar system. The massive success of Skyrim has thrown a new light on the matter. Moreover, Bethesda is not very popular for doing things the straightway. You can never be sure of what they might have up their sleeve. Given that they are still capitalizing on Skyrim, you should not be surprised if they just come up with a Skyrim 2 instead of the much awaited sequel. If that is the case, then it is definitely not what the fans have been anticipating.
Bethesda is also apt at secrecy. Everyone remembers how Fallout was kept a top secret until its release. But given that they have always given the best games in the past, they have every right to have an upper hand in decision making. When asked about The Elder Scrolls 6 release date, Peter Hines was reported as mentioning that TES6 is not in the development stage while there is a bright prospect for the game in the future. However, this has only made the fans more suspicious.
So far, there have not been any trailers to TES 6 which is greatly because the developers at Bethesda are of the opinion that the time spent over making trailers is far better if dedicated to game development. However, we can still deduce some details about the location of the game. While the original game The Elder Scrolls: Arena was based over the entire landmass of Tamriel, the other sequels were focused on only a few provinces. In TES: Arena, there was little variation in the landscape due to the vastness of its landmass. However, in the latter sequels like Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim, the details were better developed, thus resulting in a more interesting gameplay. Although Daggerfall was only based on Hammerfell and High Rock provinces, the explorable area was supposed to be comparable in size to all of Great Britain.This focus on a smaller area was a great step towards developing better graphics and creating a more engaging background story. If nothing else, we can surely expect intriguing landscapes and greatly designed locations on TES6.
It is yet unknown as to what platforms TES 6 is going to get released on. However, we can get some hint from TES: Skyrim Special Edition which is going to be released on Xbox, PS4 and PC. As to the TES 6 release date, it is yet unknown. Given that there was a four year gap between the last two games by Bethesda, we may not be seeing the game anytime before 2019.