'The Elder Scrolls 6' release date: EP confirms title is not yet in development; fans hope combat style will be more compelling


More than five years has passed since the current available installment “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” was released, and fans are said to be eagerly waiting for the sixth reiteration. However, developers over at Bethesda Game Studios confirmed that they are not working on the sequel yet.

Reports claim that gamers were disappointed when the studio announced during last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that they are going to release a remastered version of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” instead of the much awaited “The Elder Scrolls VI.” Nonetheless, players are still hoping that the updated game will bring some fresh content.

During the trade show, Bethesda’s executive producer Todd Howard reportedly admitted that the company has yet to assemble a team to work on the brand-new title. He explained that their main focus is currently on their other projects.

“I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology. How long is that going to take?’ So it is something that’s going to take a lot of time,” he stated.

Pete Hines, vice president for marketing and PR, also apparently shared that Bethesda has not even thought of developing the game as of the moment. It turns out that the speculations regarding the company having started with the development are only rumors.

If the sequel indeed comes to fruition, Gaming Bolt notes that Bethesda could improve the story’s combat system and make it more compelling, as the other entries in the franchise were deemed to feature simplistic styles. It is suggested that they can emulate the elements of “Dark Souls” by FromSoftware. These include encounter design, responsiveness, weapon and gear balance, and putting skills and stats to good use.

As fans wait for more details, they can first get their hands on “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition” slated to launch on Oct. 28.