Bethesda has two big projects planned before The Elder Scrolls VI0 Comments
Bethesda had a strong showing at this year's E3, but not all of the company's surprising announcements were made through the official press conference. Speaking with Geoff Keighley, Bethesda chief Todd Howard confirmed that Elder Scrolls VI is "a long way off," and that the company has two large projects in the works before fans can expect any official Elder Scrolls VI announcement.
"That’s kind of like the elephant in the room always when we talk about anything," Howard said when asked if Bethesda was working on Elder Scrolls VI. "And I think it’s good in these moments to tell our fans, ‘Yes, of course we are. It’s something we love.’ But it is – you know, I have to be careful what I say – it’s a very long way off.
"And we actually have two other large projects we’re also doing that are bigger than anything we’ve done. People will probably hear about those probably even before Elder Scrolls VI. And that’ll make sense many years from now."
Howard alluded to the need for new technology in order to deliver on everything envisioned for the new Elder Scrolls game, and that's understandable. Skyrim had tech that wasn't around for the release of Oblivion, and Fallout 4 included many new gameplay elements that weren't seen in Fallout 3. While news that the game is so far out is certainly sad, at least we know Bethesda are already thinking of ways to make it brilliant.
Todd Howard Says Elder Scrolls VI Is 'A Very Long Way Off', Kotaku