Todd Howard has confirmed that Fallout 5 will be Bethesda Game Studios’ next game following The Elder Scrolls VI. The director behind Skyrim, Fallout 4, and the upcoming Starfield shared the news in a recent interview with IGN, revealing that another mainline installment of its post-apocalyptic franchise was definitely on the way. Gamers could be waiting more than a decade for Fallout 5, however, as Bethesda Game Studios will have spent seven long years on Starfield by the time it releases for Xbox consoles and PCs in 2023. Howard previously revealed that he already had an idea for Fallout 5 in place, having produced a “one-pager” for the game, although he declined to go into specifics.
“Yes, Elder Scrolls VI is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while,” Howard said in the interview. “We have some other projects that we look at from time to time as well.”
“Fallout’s really part of our DNA here. We’ve worked with other [developers] from time to time – I can’t say say what’s gonna happen. You know, we have a one-pager on Fallout 5, what we want to do.”
[…] it will still likely be many years before we see what Fallout 5 actually is. In today’s interview, Howard confirmed that work started on Starfield in late 2015, meaning it will be over 7 years from start to finish when the game arrives. The last mainline Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, arrived in 2011, and with the sequel still in pre-production, we likely have years to go before we see that one too. We learned previously that The Elder Scrolls 6 was pushed back because the team wanted to make Starfield first.