Xbox Head Phil Spencer estimates ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ to be over five years away from release
Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls VI during the E3 2018 event, five years ago. However, Microsoft Gaming’s head, Phil Spencer, has recently indicated that the fantasy role-playing game is still over half a decade away from its launch. This information surfaced on the second day of a hearing wherein the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is trying to prevent Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Spencer stated, in answer to an FTC lawyer’s query and as reported by IGN, “We’ve been somewhat vague about the platforms the game will debut on considering how far off it is. As it stands, we can’t be certain about the platforms that the game will be launched on.” He further elaborated, “Like I’ve mentioned for The Elder Scrolls VI, the release is so far in the future that it’s difficult to predict what the platforms will be at that time. The team that is wrapping up Starfield, which is set to release this September, is the same one working on it. So, we’re looking at a release likely over five years from now.”
Bethesda’s earlier news about The Elder Scrolls VI aligns with this distant launch date, which shouldn’t come as a shock if you’ve been keeping track. Pete Hines, Bethesda’s Senior VP of Marketing and Communications, had stated in 2020 that Bethesda wouldn’t be able to offer any significant updates about the game for a few more years. “It follows Starfield, about which you know very little,” he had tweeted then. “So, if you’re asking me for details now and not years from now, you’re asking too much of me.” Spencer’s remarks imply that The Elder Scrolls VI might bypass the current generation of consoles entirely. Just last week, Todd Howard, the Creative Director at Bethesda Game Studios, hinted that The Elder Scrolls VI “might be the last game” of his professional career.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ release date
When was ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ initially announced?
‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ was first announced by Bethesda at the E3 2018 event, which was five years ago.
What is the anticipated release timeframe for ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’?
According to Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Gaming division, ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ is likely to be launched in over five years from now.
Who is currently working on ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’?
The same team that’s finishing ‘Starfield’, which is due to release in September this year, is also working on ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’.
Could ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ skip the current console generation?
Based on comments made by Phil Spencer, it’s possible that ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ could bypass the current generation of consoles, given the game’s distant release date.
What did Todd Howard, Creative Director at Bethesda Game Studios, say about ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ recently?
Todd Howard, the Creative Director at Bethesda Game Studios, said last week that ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ might be the last game of his career.