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Rumor: Elder Scrolls V will be a true sequel, currently in voice acting stage

The Elder Scrolls rumor mill is spinning at full tilt thanks to a source from Denmark who has 'confirmed' that Elder Scrolls V will not only be a direct sequel, but that it is further along in production than many of us expected.

Yesterday, Eurogamer Denmark's editor-in-chief Kristian West posted a report detailing her meeting with a secret 'someone' who had official documents proving that developer Bethesda was hard at work on a direct sequel to 2006's Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. In the translated article, she explains:

“This source not only confirmed that the game is in current production, but also spoke briefly about the content - with fantasy-sounding phrases like Dragon Lord, something with The Blades - and that voice acting for the characters in the game is currently happening in the weeks to follow.”

This latest nugget of gooey Elder Scrolls gossip falls in line with other reports that Bethesda is focusing a large chunk of its team on a yet-to-be-named title. At this year's QuakeCon, Executive Producer Todd Howard himself noted that the studio's next title was well underway, but that he and his team were reluctant to make an official announcement until they had a lot more to show.

He added, “One thing I can say is that from when you first hear about it to when it's out will be the shortest it's been for us. It's pretty far along. When we show it, we want to show a lot, because there's a lot of game there to play right now.”

The rumor carries some weight (we know Bethesda is working on something, and Elder Scrolls V is an obvious choice), but at this time the information has yet to be confirmed by Bethesda. If Elder Scrolls V is as far along as suggested, it would stand to reason that there are a lot of people who would know about it. Even if this latest rumor turns out to be a cruel lie, it's a fair bet that Bethesda has Elder Scrolls in its radar.

Nov 23, 2010

[Source: Eurogamer]

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25 comments

  • ChrisAntista_isMyFather - November 29, 2010 5:48 a.m.

    Def. agree with @etherealshadow. I loved oblivion and sunk over 150hrs into the game. But I don't want a direct sequel. I love how they make them new worlds. Morrowind then oblivions world can't think of the name off the top of my head (vvardenfell) prob. not it. But also please use id tech im done with gamebro engine.
  • Billiam101 - November 25, 2010 1:37 a.m.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
  • nyef - November 24, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    i found this out about 2 months ago... I left a comment on the "Take Me To Oblivion" video and you guys ignored it :( thanks
  • mausjake - November 24, 2010 6:32 p.m.

    It's about D@MN time!
  • bradmillow0 - November 23, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    YES! I have been waiting for Elder Scrolls V ever since I finished Oblivion!
  • etherealshadow - November 23, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    I have been waiting for ES:V since I finished Shivering Isles, so this is good to hear. But I honestly hope it isn't a direct sequel in the same region. That would be kinda stale, in my opinion. One of the greatest things about the Elder Scrolls series is that, in each game, you can hear about and read about the events of the last game as if they had just happened in a far away place (like hearing about the events of Morrowind in Oblivion) or hearing about it as if it were a real, documented historical event.I think making a direct sequel in the same region would just take away that feeling. Idk, maybe it's just me, but I hope it takes place in a new land. I loved Oblivion, but the landscape of Cyrodill was quite plain compared to places like Morrowind. I hope they go more in the direction of Shivering Isles, and put a little more fantasy into the setting.
  • HankVenture - November 23, 2010 10:41 p.m.

    nut nut nut nut nut.. I hope the glitches arnt as bad.. I stopped EVERYTHING I was doing to FULLY go through the Thieves guild quest to get the gray Cowl... finally get it.. glitch made it feather 35. I quit playing
  • Mattattack - November 23, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    Best gaming news this year! After 4 years, the Elder Scrolls IV is still great, but knowing that another one is on the way is...is... BRILLIANT! :D
  • NatDaGamer - November 23, 2010 9:52 p.m.

    i swear. this is the best news i've heard for several days!!!!! eeeeeee!!!!! i'm all excited now!!!
  • Defguru7777 - November 23, 2010 8:57 p.m.

    Hope it's coming out relatively soon. I missed out on Oblivion but I still have a hankering for some Elder Scrolls.
  • oryandymackie - November 23, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    Words cannot express my joy.
  • reveffect - November 23, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    if they could make it tow where the game world extends beyond the original map from scrolls 4 then that would be something. i got tired of hearing of the places beyond that were just on the other side of the borders of tamriel and i wished i could visit even just a small portion of those places where all of the different races come from with a big melting pot in the center.
  • TheWebSwinger - November 23, 2010 8:20 p.m.

    That would be so great. Fallout's cool and all, but TES is where it's at.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - November 23, 2010 8:19 p.m.

    I hope they call it The Elder Scrolls V: The Next Generation. No reason.
  • Chrisd - November 23, 2010 7:44 p.m.

    cool, well wave goodbye to months of my life again
  • KrEid - November 23, 2010 7:19 p.m.

    A new one? :D Awesome. Would have been better with a completely new story, but meh, TES is TES
  • Bawheidbob - November 23, 2010 7:11 p.m.

    Wish i cared but i could never understand the hype
  • atomicsandman - November 23, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    I'd rather they set it somewhere new, but I'm still excited
  • indianair5 - November 23, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    I live right down the road from Bethesda, so I'll go down there after work and try and seduce the information out of Todd Howard
  • Balaska - November 23, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    A new Elder Scrolls? Bye bye another 60+ hours of my life :D

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