The Elder Scrolls 6 is not in development for the time being says Bethesda

Bethesda is not currently working on The Elder Scrolls 6, company VP Pete Hines told a fan on Twitter this weekend. And while that's a bit of a bummer to players who prefer swords and sorcery over rads and laser pistols, it's not all doom and gloom.

Remember that Bethesda's Todd Howard - game director on Fallout 3, Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim - told Geoff Keighley at E3 2016 that "of course" a sequel is on the way. So the game is coming, just not for awhile. And thanks to Hines, we now know that it's likely multiple years away from a debut.

In terms of Bethesda-developed sequels, the trend has been longer and longer periods between games. It was four years of wait from Morrowind to Oblivion, five years from Oblivion to Skyrim, and seven years between Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. At this rate, don't be surprised if we don't see The Elder Scrolls 6: Cool Subtitle until 2019, or actual dragons and magic return to the world.

Whichever comes first.

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