Todd Howard: People Are Going To Play The Next Elder Scrolls Game For Decades

Beyond Starfield, the most anticipated Bethesda game currently in development is easily Elder Scrolls 6. So far, fans know little to nothing about it, and while Lex Fridman was unable to get much out of the legendary game designer Todd Howard in his latest YouTube podcast, Todd did open up about some subjects regarding the company's next big game.

During this segment, Todd took a moment to explain just how important it is to get a project like this right, as this next entry could potentially be played by fans of The Elder Scrolls series for at least a few decades:

"We're going to make sure we do it right for everybody...people are playing games for a long time, you know Skyrim's 11 years old - still probably our most played game, and so we don't see it slowing down. And people will probably be playing it 10 years from now also, so you have to think...people are going to play the next Elder Scrolls game for decades, two decades, and that does change the way you think about how you architect it from the get-go."

When asked about how to make a game that's playable for 20 years, Todd simply chuckled stating "well, we're trying to figure that out", although he did note how mods can play a significant role in this process - with community projects sustaining previous Elder Scrolls games for a very long time.

Again, Bethesda hasn't revealed all that much about the next Elder Scrolls game and it's still expected to be a while off. Last year, it also released yet another edition of Skyrim - the Anniversary Edition, celebrating 10 years of adventuring and introducing Creation Club content, survival mode and even fishing on console platforms.

Todd also spoke about how he wished development of the new Elder Scrolls game was moving along a bit faster:

What are your thoughts about living in the next Elder Scrolls game for possibly a few decades? Have you been playing Skyrim since the original release? Leave a comment down below.