Fans and players of “The Elder Scrolls” series may be in for a longer waiting time for a sequel game, as Bethesda’s vice president for Public Relations and Marketing Pete Hines revealed that “The Elder Scrolls VI” is currently not in development at the company.
On Twitter, Hines was asked if he could give an estimate as to when fans can expect a release for “The Elder Scrolls VI.” Hines said that there isn’t any update, and that it would be “years and years” before players even get one.
When asked about their focus on upcoming games and maintaining current major titles, such as releasing more content for “Fallout 4,” Hines’s answer was simple yet with a strong finality to it. He said that at the moment, the company is not working on “The Elder Scrolls VI.”
While Bethesda recently announced the arrival of the remastered “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” until the company gets to work on the sequel, there would be nothing new for the franchise, in terms of content.
Hines’ recent statements mirror what he had said in an interview last year, where the company executive explained why Bethesda is not in the habit of continuously releasing sequel games for their franchises, unlike other developers who release new games on a regular basis.
“It’s rare to have franchises like the ones we have and to have people joking about ‘when is Skyrim 2 coming out?'” Hines told The Telegraph. “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.'”
Apparently, the company is more inclined in releasing smaller quantities but with high quality, rather than releasing several games that would sacrifice on quality.
“We do smaller stuff, we don’t publish to scale, we try to publish to quality. Make sure everything we do is noteworthy. Our approach to that hasn’t differed. Here and there we might change our approach to how it’s presented but we’ve still stuck to who we are.”