Bethesda has confirmed Elder Scrolls VI is in development but there’s bad news

There were a lot of big announcements and reveals in Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference.elder scrolls vi

It also announced a brand new Quake game during the press conference.

Despite all this, one thing that the fans missed during the press conference was the announcement of The Elder Scrolls 6

Most of the fans expected the game to be announced during the event owing to the fact that Skyrim protagonist Dragonborn’s image was featured in Bethesda’s E3 promo images.

Image: Todd Howard

However, even though the game was not announced during the event, Bethesda boss Todd Howard confirmed that the game is in works in his own special way.

Speaking to Geoff Keighley during a “Youtube Live at E3” interview, Howard let the cat out of the bag:

It’s good in these moments to tell our fans, ‘Yes, of course we are [making The Elder Scrolls 6]. 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.”

He added, “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?”

Howard also said they are working on two more projects which will be revealed before The Elder Scrolls 6, which means the latter won’t be coming anytime soon. 

Vice President of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, Pete Hines, tweeted that he jokes with Todd Howard The Elder Scrolls 6 will release on 22/22/22. He also added that “our robot overlords will change our calendar system by the time it comes out.”

Image: Bethesda
Image: Bethesda

Although this is not a good news for the fans of the franchise, they’ll still have some other Elder Scrolls content to indulge in. Bethesda announced that there is going to be a big update in The Elder Scrolls Online and The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be releasing in PC and mobile.

To add to this, an improved version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim called Skyrim: Special Edition is also out now for everyone to enjoy and play.