The Elder Scrolls VI is probably still years away, but Bethesda Game Studios is aiming to make the sixth installment of one of its most popular RPG franchises the “ultimate fantasy-world simulator.” Director Todd Howard, whose latest project, Starfield, releases next week for Premium Edition owners, shared the news with GQ this week in a new interview, one in which he hinted that the new Elder Scrolls game might have been announced a little too early. GQ pointed out that Howard will likely be 60 years old by the time The Elder Scrolls VI is released, presumably exclusively for PC and Xbox consoles.
Do you regret announcing that when you did?
“I have asked myself that a lot,” he says, slowly. “I don’t know. I probably would’ve announced it more casually.”
Does it have a codename?
Do you like saying it out loud?
He laughs. “I do.”
But you won’t say it to me?
Is there anything you can tell me about what you want to achieve with it?
“It’s like… I don’t want to answer, but I want to be polite. I will say that we want it to fill that role of the ultimate fantasy-world simulator.” He pauses for a moment. “And there are different ways to accomplish that given the time that has passed.”