The Elder Scrolls 6 will be made eventually, but it’s not in development

Bethesda has reiterated that development of The Elder Scrolls VI is not yet currently underway, but said the fantasy-RPG sequel will be made ‘eventually.’

The Elder Scrolls VI isn’t in development,” said marketing guru, Pete Hines, during a post on Twitter. “We simply said we would make it eventually.”

Hines’ comments come just a few months after Bethesda confirmed that The Elder Scrolls VI is not currently in the works. Right now, the studio is focused on post-launch content for Fallout 4 and is also bringing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Traditionally, a new Elder Scrolls title usually shows up around every 4-5 years. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind hit stores in 2002, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion arrived in 2006, and Skyrim launched in 2011. 

As such, it’s perhaps not surprising that gamers have been anticipating The Elder Scrolls IV to show its face anytime now, although that’s clearly not going to happen for a while yet. 

Still, as we noted in an earlier story, there always exists the possibility that pre-production on the new Elder Scrolls has already started. This can take place a few years before active development begins, so there’s a chance something could be bubbling away at Bethesda HQ.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a massive critical and commercial success, selling over 20 million copies worldwide across PS3, PC, and Xbox 360. The game was supported by three expansions, namely Hearthfire, Dawnguard, and Dragonborn. 

While Bethesda has yet to unveil a new chapter in the mainline series, it continues to support The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, an online MMORPG set within the sprawling fantasy landscapes of previous Elder Scrolls titles. 

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