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The Elder Scrolls 6 is not currently in development

Bethesda has confirmed that development on The Elder Scrolls VI is not currently underway.

The company’s marketing boss, Pete Hines, revealed the news during an exchange with a fan on Twitter (via GameSpot).

Earlier this month, Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard revealed that the company is working on three new projects, although made it clear we won’t hear anything on them for quite some time. 

Oddly, Howard confirmed that The Elder Scrolls VI is one of those titles, although this seemingly contradicts Hines’ statement. 

Of course, Hines’ comments could pertain to the fact that full production on the game is not currently happening. There’s always a chance that pre-production could be going on right now, seeing as how this process can last years before a game actually begins its full development cycle.

Regardless, it’s not all gloomy news for Elder Scrolls fans. This October will see the release of a high-definition version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, complete with full mod support and all available DLC.

The original version of Skyrim was released nearly five years ago, and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Bethesda has said that the PS4 release of the game is going to be as ‘next-gen as possible.’