“The Elder Scrolls 6” appears to be continuing in pre-production.
The new information comes from a Bethesda HR employee’s LinkedIn profile, which you can see in the screenshot below. “The Elder Scrolls 6” development studio is still in the pre-production phase, according to the developer’s profile, which was found by numerous Bethesda enthusiasts.
Given the circumstances, this shouldn’t come as a major surprise. Bethesda’s Starfield, the company’s first new IP in almost two decades, is still nine months away from release in November of this year, so it’s understandable that the team is working nonstop to finish it before moving on.
Since Bethesda’s announcement of “The Elder Scrolls 6” a few years ago, news has been exceedingly scarce. The new RPG is allegedly being planned as an Xbox console exclusive following Microsoft’s acquisition, which Xbox head Phil Spencer hinted at back in November last year.
Aside from that, Bethesda creative director Todd Howard speculated that, given Bethesda’s internal development pace, “The Elder Scrolls 6” may arrive as early as 2027. Howard particularly mentioned the four-to-five-year production cycle for video games, implying that if Starfield is released later this year in 2022, the next Elder Scrolls game may not be released until 2027.
But, at least for the next few years, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Starfield. On November 11, Bethesda’s next game will be available as a day one Xbox Game Pass launch on PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Let’s hope we only have to wait a few more months for Starfield’s rumored playable launch this summer.