E3 is just around the corner and though it looks like we won’t be seeing any more of Starfield of The Elder Scrolls 6 anytime soon, we can at least take comfort knowing they are on the way. That being said, for those anxious to jump back into a single-player Tamriel experience, you’ll have to wait just a teensy bit longer because the studio’s focus is primarily on their upcoming new IP: Starfield.
When speaking with IGN earlier this week, Director Todd Howard said “We had done so many things, we were going Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Fallout. You have this Starfield game in your head, you sort of say, well, when? It can be never, you could say never. But look, we’re creatives, and it’s like we have to make this game, and this is the time. So Elder Scrolls 6 is going to have to wait a little bit. And plus, again, Elder Scrolls Online is doing so well, it’s so vibrant, that this is the time, both for us creatively and our audience.”
Thankfully The Elder Scrolls Online has done a wonderful job with filling the gaps between the Elder Scrolls / Fallout cycle. With the latest Elsweyr expansion now out to rave reviews, it makes the wait a little bit easier, though Howard mentioned that it was imperative that they choose either ES6 or Starfield to take priority because “of course we would, but we’re not gonna sacrifice [quality].”
Though these two franchises are a hot topic, that doesn’t mean they are the only thing Bethesda has in the works. They’ve got a few surprises up their sleeves in addition to the already revealed adventures such as DOOM Eternal.
“The kind of things that we’re talking about are gonna take a lot of people, every BGS studio will probably be involved in [Elder Scrolls 6]. Even Starfield right now, it’s not really in Austin but in Dallas and in Montreal there’s staff on Starfield as well.”
We’ll know soon enough what Bethesda has in store, because their showcase kicks off on June 9th at 5:15 PM PT.