Bethesda has been quite adamant that while “The Elder Scrolls VI” is already penciled in as an upcoming project, the game will actually not be seeing the light of day anytime soon. The most likely reason is because they have other titles that are already in the works. But aside from that very feasible excuse, it could also be that the developing company is looking to jump in on the hype for the next-generation consoles and capitalize on the new perks that they will bring.
It is no secret that a lot of hardware companies are looking to release refreshed versions of their major consoles in the near future starting with Nintendo and their safely guarded NX arriving early next year. However, since Bethesda hasn’t really been keen on partnering with the Japanese company for quite some time now, their upcoming device might not necessarily affect how the developers tackle their projects. Although, recent comments from vice president for PR and marketing Pete Hines suggest that they may be open for collaboration given a few stipulations.
On the other hand, the situation could be a little different with regard to upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft given that both of them have good working history with Bethesda.
Sony recently unveiled the PlayStation Pro 4 last month but the PlayStation 5 is still dubbed to come sooner rather than later. Microsoft, meanwhile, has the dubbed Project Scorpio on the horizon with rumors suggesting that it will finally be available sometime next year. Deemed as “the most powerful console ever, with 6 teraflops of graphical processing power [and] the first and only console to enable true 4K gaming and hi-fidelity VR,” it has great potential on paper. Plus, it is also compatible with all Xbox One games and accessories making it a solid upgrade for Xbox users. While it can work with old content, new titles as well as anticipated sequels like “The Elder Scrolls VI” can go very well with its marketing.