ELDER SCROLLS VI Officially in the Works

A remaster of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is already headed our way this Fall and Todd Howard, the head of Bethesda Game Studios, has also confirmed that development for The Elder Scrolls VI is already underway. Don’t hold your breath waiting for it though because from the sound of it this is an extremely ambitious project that will very likely take years to come to fruition.

Here’s what Howard had to say when asked about Elder Scrolls 6 during a segment of Youtube Live at E3:

I mean that’s kind of like the elephant in the room, always, when we talk about anything, and you know, I think it’s good in these moments to tell our fans yes, of course we are, you know, it’s something we love but it is, I have to be careful what I say, it’s a very long way off.

I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology. How long is that going to take?’ So it is something that’s going to take a lot of time, what we have in mind for that game, 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 even before Elder Scrolls 6, and that’ll make sense many years from now.

When asked about how concrete their vision for Elder Scrolls 6 is he commented,

We think very long term. We’re not a developer that’s going to rush something like this out. Any of our games. When you think about what is the future of that kind of game, we have a pretty good idea of what that’s going to be, and it’s just going to take technology and time we don’t necessarily have right now.

Very exciting yet  bittersweet knowing that Bethesda has some big plans for the game but that we’ll also have to just keep on waiting for it to become a reality. Still, I'll gladly wait if that means them making the best game they possibly can.