Bethesda Games Studio head Todd Howard has confirmed that the studio is working on The Elder Scrolls 6, but that it’s "a very long way off."
Speaking on YouTube’s Live at E3 stream, Howard confirmed that the developer is actually working on not one, but three new projects, with Elder Scrolls 6 being one of them, and likely the final of the trio:
"[Elder Scrolls 6 is] kind of like the elephant in the room, always, when we talk about anything," Howard explained, "and you know, I think it’s good in these moments to tell our fans yes, of course we are [working on it] – it’s something we love – but it is… you know, I have to be careful what I say, it’s a very long way off.”
"I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology. How long is that going to take?’ So it is something that’s going to take a lot of time, what he have in mind for that game, and we actually have two other large projects we’re also doing that are bigger than everything we’ve done. People will probably hear about those even before Elder Scrolls 6. That’ll make sense many years from now.”
In other Elder Scrolls news, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition; a remastered version of the 2011 release with better visuals, all the expansion content and for the first time, mod support.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is set to release on October 28th, 2016.