If you are a die-hard fan of “Elder Scrolls” game series, then this news might not be very pleasant for you. Bethesda’s director and executive producer Todd Howard have confirmed that the next installment of the series isn’t arriving anytime soon. However, there is a little piece of good news to make whoopee. Howard has also confirmed that the Elder Scroll 6 project is already in the works.
The major reason for this delay is Bethesda’s involvement in two current projects alongside Elder Scrolls. Howard stated to IGN:
“And we actually have two other large projects we’re also doing that are bigger than anything we’ve done. People will probably hear about those probably even before Elder Scrolls VI. And that’ll make sense many years from now.”
Perfection demands a lot of time and this professional video game developer franchise knows it quite well. Rushing into things may lead to faulty outcomes which eventually affect Bethesda’s credibility in the market. Thus, sticking to a steady and slow pace the development work will proceed. Todd Howard explained:
“We think very long term. We’re not a developer that’s going to rush something like this out. Any of our games. So when you think about, what is the future of that kind of game, we have a pretty good idea of what it would be, and it’s just going to take technology and time that, really, we don’t have necessarily right now.”
Defining the massiveness, detailing, and popularity of Elder Scroll series the 46-year-old said:
“That’s kind of like the elephant in the room, always, when we talk about anything, and I think it’s good to tell our fans in these moments, yes, of course we are [making Elder Scrolls 6]. It’s something we love. But it is—I have to be careful what I say—it’s a very long way off. I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology—how long is that going to take?’ And so it’s something that’s going to take a lot of time, what we have in mind for that game.”
So, do we take it as a hint from Howard? Bethesda is currently unable to provide the high-tech gears required in the development of “Elder Scrolls’” 6. In fact, it was touted earlier that the game series will make an appearance sometimes in 2019 or 2020 at the latest. Howard’s ‘a very long way off’ is most likely indicating these three to four year of waiting period.
Going by the success and the current updates on Elder Scrolls 6, the fans can expect that it is worth the wait.