Despite being announced three years ago, Bethesda Games Studios’ highly anticipated sixth installment of its popular fantasy RPG series, The Elder Scrolls VI, is unlikely to be released any time soon. This is according to Bethesda Games Studios director Todd Howard, who was recently interviewed by The Telegraph and told the publication that The Elder Scrolls VI is actually still in a “design phase,” indicating that the game could still be in a very early stage of development. The Elder Scrolls VI was originally revealed all the way back at E3 2018 with a beautiful but vague teaser that provided little detail on where the game would take place in Tamriel and when it would be released. Three years later, the game remains as mysterious as ever.
“It’s good to think of The Elder Scrolls 6 as still being in a design [phase]… but we’re checking the tech: ‘Is this going to handle the things we want to do in that game?’ Every game will have some new suites of technology so Elder Scrolls 6 will have some additions on to Creation Engine 2 that that game is going to require.”