Back in 2018 we got a little teaser trailer
as part of its E3 showcase - a glimpse at some sort of fantasy landscape (Tamriel!) with the text simply stating The Elder Scrolls VI
. At the time it made sense, let people know the studio was working on the next Elder Scrolls game proper - a follow-up to the seminal Skyrim. The only problem, it was and still is early in its development cycle.
The next big single-player RPG from Bethesda Game Studios
, and the team behind Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and Fallout 4 is the new sci-fi IP Starfield
. A game that we still haven't seen or heard much about other than it being sci-fi, a single-player RPG, and the studio's most ambitious project to date.
Which puts the release of The Elder Scrolls VI well into the next-gen console life-cycle. In a recent Twitter exchange Bethesda's Pete Hines responded with exactly that, "It’s after Starfield, which you pretty much know nothing about. So if you’re coming at me for details now and not years from now, I’m failing to properly manage your expectations."
That said, IF we get a Starfield reveal this year with a 2021 release date - we're going to be hitting up Bethesda the day after its release with the hard-hitting question. "When can we expect to see and play The Elder Scrolls VI".