More than eight years have passed since Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the most popular RPG titles of the decade. Many fans are looking forward to the next entry in the series, The Elder Scrolls 6, but the studio does not want to share any details about the title besides what was already revealed in the past.
This may not be a surprise for some since Bethesda has faced a lot of backlash after the release of Fallout 76, the first live service experience offered by the company.
What you need to know about The Elder Scrolls 6
The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced during E3 2018. Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games Studio, mentioned that the game would be the most ambitious entry in the series to date. No release dates were offered, but at that point, Howard acknowledged that the game was in the early stages of development.
As expected, the game will offer players the chance to explore a new region of Tamriel. It is thought that Black Marsh, the homeland of Argonians, is one of the possible locations.
Others argue that Valenwood is a suitable candidate since the region hasn’t been featured in previous titles. Elsweyr is also a promising candidate, even if the region is available in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Since a new generation of consoles will be released in less than one year, it is likely that the game will be available on the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. A version for the PC could arrive at the same time or a later date, but Bethesda could drop the support for the current generation of consoles to include excellent features that wouldn’t be available otherwise.
The Elder Scrolls 6 could follow in the steps of other franchises and include a multiplayer mode that keeps players engaged for a longer time. Until an official announcement arrives, we can only hope that the game will be great.
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