With Starfield coming next year, many fans are hoping we'll hear more about The Elder Scrolls VI shortly after. It may be best to temper those expectations, as some recent comments from Bethesda Games Studio's director Todd Howard suggest it may be a while off still.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Howard dived a little into the development of the upcoming Elder Scrolls entry. With Starfield, the game is running on Creation Engine 2 - something he says "is sort of built for both [games]". Going on from those comments, he added the "vast majority of [the] development work is on Starfield", and "it’s good to think of The Elder Scrolls 6 as still being in a design [phase]."
“The [new Starfield] technology, Creation Engine 2, is sort of built for both. It’s like a new tech base. The vast majority of our development work is on Starfield right now but everybody works on everything so the projects kind of intertwine.
"It’s good to think of The Elder Scrolls 6 as still being in a design [phase]… but we’re checking the tech: 'Is this going to handle the things we want to do in that game?' Every game will have some new suites of technology so Elder Scrolls 6 will have some additions on to Creation Engine 2 that that game is going to require.”
Judging by these comments, it's probably best not to expect any Elder Scrolls VI news anytime soon - even after Starfield has launched. With most of the team working on the space RPG, we can expect development on the much loved fantasy series to have slowed down for the time being. Unfortunately, Howard wouldn't elaborate on anything else, but this is the first bit of Elder Scrolls news we've had in a long time.
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