Elder Scrolls 6 is Still 5+ Years Away, Says Phil Spencer

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that although there are currently no confirmed platforms for Elder Scrolls 6, the game is still 5+ years away.

The news comes from the FTC vs Microsoft trial (full coverage here), in which Phil Spencer was asked about console exclusivity on Bethesda’s games. Speaking on Elder Scrolls 6, Spencer said, “With Elder Scrolls VI, it’s so far out–it’s hard to understand what platforms it 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.”

Spencer’s comments mean that Elder Scrolls 6 will not release until a least 2028 – Which is around the same time the PlayStation 6 (via FTC vs Microsoft hearing) and presumably next-generation Xbox will launch.

Although not confirmed, the confidence in Microsoft’s statement on the PS6 likely suggests that the next generation Xbox will release in the same year. According to our own report in March 2023, in which information was obtained from vetted and corroborated sources, we also believe that the PS6 will release in 2028.

So if you want to look at the future of console gaming in a different light, Elder Scrolls 6 has likely been confirmed as our first next-generation game.

Elder Scrolls 6 was first announced in June 2018, meaning the game will have been in development for over a decade on release since its initial announcement.

What do you think of Elder Scrolls 6 being 5+ years away? Let us know in the comments below.

For more from Insider Gaming, check out the latest news that Sony Says It Won’t Give Activision PlayStation 6 Information if Microsoft Acquires Them and it believes Sony’s Project Q will sell for less than $300.

  1. I think that’s an entirely fair estimate. Todd himself said that he likes to keep his team small and laser-focused on individual projects, and in any case, people have been playing Skyrim for a decade, Fallout 4 for 8 years…nothing to indicate that Starfield won’t have the same longevity. I say good on them for being open about how freakin long these games take to make.

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