Bethesda has indicated in a series of new job listings that The Elder Scrolls 6 is entering full production, with Starfield having nearly wrapped development.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Entering Full Production?
The company is currently on the hunt for new programmers to push “the bleeding-edge of RPG development for the PC and consoles,” as well as assist with “implementation of new gameplay features: player and characters’ behaviors, combat and powers mechanics, user interface, etc.”
Furthermore, Bethesda Game Studios is looking for a Video Editor to pump out trailers for its titles, which may indicate that Starfield is ready for a heavy marketing push.
Obviously, Bethesda hasn’t said anything about development of The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield for a while now, so take this with a pinch of salt until we hear otherwise. However, the hiring spree definitely indicates that some milestones have been reached.
We know that Starfield is definitely coming out before The Elder Scrolls 6, with the latter definitely a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X project.
The Elder Scrolls 6 was fully announced during E3 2018 via a brief teaser trailer, but we haven’t heard anything about it since then. Still, it’s been a long time coming, as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out back in 2011.
Elsewhere, Bethesda is also busy with its continued support of Fallout 76, which launched back in 2018 with numerous technical hiccups. Bizarrely, 2020 started with a totally ridiculous rumor that suggested Starfield had been cancelled and that Sony was in the running to purchase ZeniMax Media.
Here’s what Betheda’s Todd Howard had to say on Starfield following E3 2019:
Our goal is it has its uniqueness where it stands up with Fallout and Elder Scrolls and Starfield, and it’s its own thing. We spend a lot of time on tone. Not just game flow, but how does it feel so you look at it and say, ‘That’s Starfield’ versus Star Trek or Star Wars.