'The Elder Scrolls 6' release date: Bethesda will announce details when it's already near completion


It is safe to say that at this point, Bethesda Games Studios is crammed with work. Aside from past releases that still need continued support, like the yet to be released “Fallout 4” PlayStation 4 mods, the company is still busy with sequel games including “The Elder Scrolls 6.”

It has been five years since the arrival of “The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim” and loyal fans of the franchise are basically waiting for new content. Unfortunately, the confirmation of “The Elder Scrolls 6” also comes with the reality that it will not see the light of day anytime soon.

Bethesda vice president Pete Hines recently talked to PC Gamer and acknowledged the burgeoning passion from fans with regard to the title. However, while it is indeed in the pipeline, Hines insinuated that production is still far from commencing. Furthermore, he also told fans to not expect a play-by-play update with regard to the game as the company is not planning to do that.

“You’re not going to be hearing first details on [‘Elder Scrolls 6’] years before the game comes out, absolutely not,” Hines adamantly said. “It’s not the next thing we’re doing nor the thing we’re even doing after that.”

To give fans a little bit of hint on when they might probably start hearing about the aforementioned game, a couple of months ago during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Bethesda laid out their short-term timeline. This includes the development of three new games in their lab, one of which is and most likely the last in line “The Elders Scrolls 6”

In light of how Bethesda handles marketing, in a way that game releases seem to be a surprise more often than not, the public relations chief explained that the strategy comes from both the PR and development departments.

“Anything we want to do from a PR-marketing perspective always has implications on the devs, right,” he said, trying to get his point across. “Whether that’s trying to capture video or trying to put together a demo: it’s an additional ask above and beyond just working on the game.”

Hines has always been forthcoming in managing the expectations of gamers relentlessly waiting for “The Elder Scrolls 6” by reiterating that it will still take years before it launches. So far it does not look like Bethesda is rushing to have the title out of their gate.