Elder Scrolls 6 release date: fans want Elder Scrolls 6 but Bethesda VP says no plans yet; company aims for quality, not quantity


Despite the fact the Bethesda Softworks announced two of the biggest games in its roster in the recently held E3 2015 in Los Angeles, it seems that fans are still not satisfied that the developers failed to address their clamor for news about Elder Scrolls 6, also known as Skyrim 2.

There has been recent speculation that the game will finally be out by E3 2016 but after this year’s event, the company only made announcements about Fallout 4 and Doom.

According to Bethesda Vice President for Marketing Pete Hines, the company does not have any plans to work on a new sequel to the Elder Scrolls franchise because Bethesda believes in delivering quality products to its loyal fans.

The last installment of the game was released in 2011. But it comes as no surprise since the last incarnation of Fallout was released in 2008 before the company announced the release of the follow up.

In an interview with the Telegraph, he said: “It’s rare to have franchises like the ones we have and to have people joking about “when is Skyrim 2 coming out? The reason they say that is because generally speaking that’s what you’d be getting with another publisher in charge. They’d be spitting out a Skyrim 2 the year after or two years later. That’s just not how we view it. We’re not the sort of publisher that focusses on ‘what’s our 25 titles for 2015’.”

He explained that their philosophy is more towards small scale publishing of high quality and noteworthy products that meet their customers’ satisfaction.

Despite the lack of official announcement on Elder Scrolls 6, fans of the franchise were still somewhat appeased by the recent release of Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.