Fallout 5 Is Still Releasing after Elder Scrolls VI despite Popularity of Amazon Series, Todd Howard Suggests

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Todd Howard confirmed in June 2022 that Fallout 5 will be Bethesda Game Studios’ next game following The Elder Scrolls VI, and while it’s been almost two years since that statement, the plan hasn’t changed, according to new comments that the veteran game designer, director, and producer shared this week as part of a new interview regarding Amazon MGM Studios and Kilter Films’ new Fallout show, which is streaming now on Prime Video. Howard, who is credited as an executive producer for the show, also mentioned that Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios’ latest RPG, will be getting some “really good updates” soon.

Howard explained:

  • “…our focus, as far as new development right now, is Elder Scrolls VI…but that doesn’t mean that we’re not making plans for other things.”
  • “We’re still doing a lot of work, obviously on Fallout 76, and we see the community, so many people going into that game and kind of rediscovering it and just so happy with where that game is at.”
  • “It really does, and I mean, this has one of the best communities in all of gaming. Surprisingly, it’s a very, very nice apocalypse, and we’re doing a lot of Starfield work as well.”
  • “So we have some really good updates that are going to get announced soon for that game. So, a lot going on here.”

Howard previously mentioned:

  • “…Elder Scrolls 6 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.”
  • “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.”

The Elder Scrolls VI teaser from 5 years ago:

Bethesda on the latest DLC update for ESO, which began celebrating its 10th anniversary this month:

Discover new stories and challenges awaiting you and your strongest allies in two all-new PvE dungeons: Oathsworn Pit and Bedlam Veil. Earn unique rewards as you and your party battle your way through these two perilous adventures and uncover the malevolent forces at work in the upcoming Gold Road Chapter.


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