As part of his new interview with IGN, Bethesda's Todd Howard has confirmed that Fallout 5 is definitely in the plans, but we won't be seeing it until after The Elder Scrolls 6 arrives, so that's probably not for a very long time.
Howard mentioned during the interview that The Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production right now, and even though Fallout 5 is on the cards after that, there are some "other projects" that the team is looking at occasionally too:
"Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while. We have some other projects that we look at from time to time as well."
Unsurprisingly, we've heard very little of The Elder Scrolls 6 in recent years due to Bethesda wanting to put a large amount of attention on the upcoming Starfield instead, and it sounds like there's not much news to share right now anyway.
It was mentioned back in 2020 that news updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 were still probably years away, with the only real talking point over the past 12 months being that the game will seemingly be an Xbox exclusive when it arrives.
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