Upcoming Bethesda games: From Indiana Jones to Elder Scrolls 6

Upcoming Bethesda games - Indiana Jones and the Great Circle
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When it comes to all the upcoming Bethesda games in the works right now, there's a lot to get hyped for. Sure, Starfield and Hi-Fi Rush impressed us enough last year, but 2024 is proving an exciting time for the Skyrim publisher. Earlier this year, we finally had our first look at MachineGames' upcoming Indiana Jones action game (as well as an official title for it). The success of the Fallout TV series has also drawn our attention back to the question of when we might see the eventual fifth instalment of its video game inspiration, and of course, we've been patiently awaiting a Skyrim sequel for years now.

With the studio now owned by Microsoft, we're expecting to see many of the games listed below being released as Xbox console exclusives. We'll keep you updated on that, and in the meantime, you can always check out some other upcoming Xbox series X games and upcoming PC games outside of Bethesda's wheelhouse. That said, we're here to take you through every upcoming Bethesda game in the works right now – starting with what expect first.

Upcoming Bethesda games currently in development

2024

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

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Developer: Machine Games
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: TBC 2024
Platform(s): Xbox Series X, PC

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is the official title of Bethesda and MachineGames' upcoming first-person action-adventure, and boy does it look good. Featuring Indy's whip-sharp retorts and, well, his actual whip, this is the kind of video game experience many of us have been waiting for since Raiders of the Lost Ark. An extended gameplay reveal in January gave us an in-depth look at The Great Circle, from cinematic cutscenes to using our whip in combat, and don't get me started on the third-person zoomed out traversal moments. The new Indiana Jones game is looking like a belter already, and with an as-yet unconfirmed 2024 release date being eyeballed by the publisher, we could be seeing this upcoming Bethesda game sooner rather than later.

TBC

Elder Scrolls 6 

Elder Scrolls 6

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Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: TBC (potentially 2026)
Platform(s): TBC

Over the last decade, Skyrim has enjoyed immense success, with the fantasy RPG finding its way onto almost every platform imaginable over the years. With so much love for Elder Scrolls out there among players, it's no surprise that another instalment is in the works. First announced with a short teaser officially confirming its existence with a title reveal back in 2018, very little is known about Elder Scrolls 6 as the team's main focus has been on Starfield for the past few years. Current projects point to Elder Scrolls 6 releasing in 2026 at the earliest, but there's a good chance that we'll be waiting a little while longer. 

Fallout 5

Fallout 5

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Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: TBC (envisaged for 2023)
Platform(s): TBC

As one of the longest-running IPs now owned by Bethesda, another Fallout entry has always been on the cards. In fact, even before it was addressed by Todd Howard, seeing a Fallout 5 some day felt inevitable given the success of Fallout 4 and the entries that came before it. We don't yet know much about what our return to the post-apocalyptic world will look like, and it'll likely be a long time before we find out. In an interview with IGN in 2022, Howard confirmed that Fallout 5 will come after Elder Scrolls 6, which is still in pre-production. Back in 2021, Howard also said that Fallout is part of the studios DNA and confirmed that there's a one-pager on Fallout 5 outlining what they want to do. We can only speculate on what the next adventure, but just like Elder Scrolls 6, it's exciting to know it will be coming in the future. 


Look ahead to future releases with our roundups of all the most exciting upcoming Xbox Series X games, upcoming PS5 games, and new PC games on the way. 

Heather Wald
Senior staff writer

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good. 

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