The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced in 2018, and ever since fans have been craving more details. Even though Bethesda hasn’t revealed much so far, there have been some interesting developments and hints about the game’s setting and development status.
Since Microsoft acquired Bethesda in 2021, there is also the question of platform exclusivity. The Elder Scrolls 6 could be an Xbox exclusive at launch, and seems like a huge follow-up for Skyrim. What we don’t really know is when we’ll actually be able to play Elder Scrolls 6, with very little information regarding a possible release date.
To keep you updated as we get closer to the launch of Elder Scrolls 6, we have developed this guide. We’ll gather all the latest news and update the page when we know more about the game’s setup and release window.
We are probably still far from the release of The Elder Scrolls 6, but Bethesda recently provided some interesting information. As more details are revealed, we’ll collect them here.
Elder Scrolls 6 release date
Let’s start by fixing this problem, there is no release date for Elder Scrolls 6 this has been officially confirmed by Bethesda. We don’t even have a release window, and given the likely scale of the game, we could be waiting a while.
Elder Scrolls 6 was officially revealed back in 2018 during E3, showing only a short trailer and a title card. Since then, there have been few details from official sources, and certainly nothing as concrete as the gameplay. We’ll have to wait and see if more marketing is stepped up after the release of star field This year.
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Even though we only have a short teaser, fans have been trying to guess where Elder Scrolls 6 could be defined since its revelation. Many candidates were bred including High Rock, Hammerfell and Black Marsh. To be fair, the teaser reveals very little, only that the setting includes a mountainous region and borders a large body of water.
The closest thing we have to a proper clue as to the setting of Elder Scrolls 6 actually comes from the teaser released for star field back in 2021. As spotted by an eagle-eyed Reddit user, there’s a weird mark seen on a spaceship’s console in the trailer. It is etched into the surface and looks an awful lot like a landmass.
This mark was clearly put on purpose and is eerily reminiscent of High Rock and Iliac Bay. You’ll have to decide for yourself if this observation carries any weight, but we think it could definitely be a clue towards something related to Elder Scrolls 6.
As of this writing, there has only been one trailer released for Elder Scrolls 6. It’s a short 30-second teaser that runs through a mountainous landscape. The game’s title card then appears on screen, matching the style of previous games. Check it out below:
Where is the development?
Elder Scrolls 6 was revealed in 2018, and by then it was clear the game was in early development, with only a very basic teaser shown. Since then, we’ve barely heard or seen anything, suggesting the game could still be a long way off. Earlier this year, we reported an update to the game’s LinkedIn page, which still stated that the game was in “pre-production”. It’s important to note that this may not be indicative of the game’s current state of development, but without any other information, it’s best to assume that Elder Scrolls 6 won’t be out for a while.
When will we hear more?
We could know more about Elder Scrolls 6 during the Bethesda showcase scheduled for June 12. The presentation is more likely to focus on Starfield, but there might be an update on TES6 also. We’ll update once we know more.
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Is The Elder Scrolls 6 an Xbox exclusive?
Since Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, many fans have wondered if The Elder Scrolls 6 will be released on PlayStation, or if it will be an Xbox exclusive. We don’t have a definitive answer yet, but a recent interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer hinted that this will be an Xbox ecosystem exclusive. That would mean console exclusivity with Xbox and ways for PC gamers to access the game as well. In terms of a PlayStation release, that seems unlikely at the moment. This may change in the future, but since star field is an Xbox exclusive, it seems to follow that Elder Scrolls 6 will be too.
That’s all you need to know about The Elder Scrolls 6. For more Bethesda games coverage, be sure to check out our rundown of everything we know about star field until now. Once you’re done, head over to our 10 games to look forward to in 2022.