As part of today's FTC hearing, Elder Scrolls fans got an unexpected update about the status of the long-awaited sixth entry in the series.

When questioned about Bethesda's next major project, originally revealed by the company back in 2018, Xbox boss Phil Spencer mentioned how it was still potentially "five-plus years" away. As for the platforms it will be on, apart from Xbox and PC, that's hard to determine at this point in time.

Here's what he had to say:

Phil Spencer: "As I said, with Elder Scrolls VI, it's so far out--it's hard to understand what the platforms will even be at this point. It's the same team that's finishing Starfield, which comes out this September. So we're talking about a game that's like five-plus years away."

Again, it's not exactly surprising to hear just how far out this game potentially is, considering Bethesda hasn't even shipped its space RPG Starfield yet, due out this September.

As for the platforms, according to some previous reports there have been suggestions ES6 will be exclusive to Microsoft's ecosystem, but there's been no proper clarification. What does seem to be the case is that it could very well be a next-generation title.

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