“We Need to be Careful About Setting Expectations” for The Elder Scrolls VI: Bethesda

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It was a pleasant surprise at E3 this past June. But fans were really looking forward to the announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI, which never came.

Time and again, Bethesda made it clear the project is in very early stages and it would a long time before they announce anything. The downside to this approach is that longer they take the more expectations there will be. During a recent interview, Todd Howard was asked about the new Elder Scrolls and if we will see other projects ahead of its release.

It’s not what you would call a big, active project right now. There are some other ones that we have going. We know it’s important to our fans, and we need to be careful about setting expectations. It’s certainly a game that we’ll be making one day. I could sit here and explain to you exactly what we want it to be.

Pete Hines previously stated that Bethesda is not a vending machine so it won’t release any game until it is sure of its quality.
This studio is not a vending machine. They’re not a two-button vending machine, where first we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout, and then we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout… They’re an incredibly talented studio of creative people.

They’ve now made four games in a row, all of which were named Game of the Year, and they have a right to decide what they’re interested in working on next and which direction they want to go.

There are two other projects in development that will release before The Elder Scrolls 6 which means we still have a few years to go before an announcement is made, and even more time before the final release.

When do you think we will get to see The Elder Scrolls VI?