The Elder Scrolls 6 Will Be The “Ultimate Fantasy World Simulator”
When it comes to game anticipation, there aren’t many games that could surpass that of The Elder Scrolls 6. Announced back in 2018, the follow-up to 2011’s Skyrim has been in the wings for five years now. However, there isn’t much known about the game.
When Bethesda director and executive producer Todd Howards was talking to GQ about the upcoming launch of Starfield, the topic of The Elder Scrolls 6 was, expectedly, brought up. Howard didn’t talk too much about the game, but he did give a tiny bit of insight into what he hopes to accomplish with the next game he’s directing after Starfield.
“It’s like… I don’t want to answer, but I want to be polite,” he said. “I will say that we want it to fill that role of the ultimate fantasy-world simulator. And there are different ways to accomplish that given the time that has passed.”
Going back to the announcement of the game, Howard was asked if he regretted announcing it as early as he did. To that, Howard says it’s something that’s been in his mind since that day.
“I have asked myself that a lot,” he said. “I don’t know. I probably would’ve announced it more casually.”
The Elder Scrolls 6 won’t launch any time soon. The last update on any potential release came from Xbox head Phil Spencer. During June’s trial between Microsoft and the FTC, Spencer said the game was still at least five years away because it was being made by “the same team that’s finishing Starfield”.