Bethesda Game Studio’s next RPG may be coming a lot sooner than anyone might’ve expected. According to a new document from the FTC v. Microsoft case that Stephen Totilo shared today, Microsoft is planning to release The Elder Scrolls VI as early as 2026, and not only that, it’ll be exclusive to the PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms. Starfield, Bethesda’s latest hit RPG, released on September 6, 2023, while its previous mainline Fallout game, Fallout 4, released on November 10, 2015. There was a nearly six-year wait between The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the original versions of which were released in 2006 and 2011, respectively.
And in another newly-released document from the FTC case, here's is Microsoft telling the FTC in Sept 2022 that ESVI "may be released only on Xbox and PC" pic.twitter.com/axaGUwWAW8— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 18, 2023