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The Elder Scrolls 6 Has Officially Begun Early Development

The Elder Scrolls 6 Has Officially Begun Early Development

Bethesda’s highly anticipated RPG, The Elder Scrolls 6, has officially entered the early stages of development, marking a significant milestone for fans eagerly awaiting the next installment in the beloved franchise. The game was initially unveiled back in 2018, creating ripples of excitement among the gaming community. Now, fresh details have emerged regarding the progress of this upcoming title.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Elder Scrolls 6, a highly anticipated RPG from Bethesda, has officially entered the early stages of development.
  • The game was first unveiled in 2018, but the studio has been secretive about the details and updates.
  • The main focus of Bethesda is currently on Starfield, another upcoming sci-fi RPG that is expected to launch soon.
  • The Elder Scrolls 6 is not likely to be released anytime soon, as it is estimated to be “five plus years away” by Xbox head Phil Spencer.

Pete Hines, the head of publishing at Bethesda, confirmed during an interview with Vandal that The Elder Scrolls 6 has transitioned from pre-production to active development. Hines provided insights into the studio’s approach, indicating that while there are team members dedicated to the project, the main focus of the studio currently revolves around the impending release of Starfield. He stated, “Our complete studio focus is dedicated to optimizing the quality of Starfield” Hines added that The Elder Scrolls 6 will not be a subject of imminent updates, reiterating that “Starfield is our focus for now.”

This update aligns with earlier speculations about the extended timeline for The Elder Scrolls 6’s release. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, recently revealed during Microsoft’s FTC trial that the game is anticipated to be “five plus years away.” Such an estimation underlines the studio’s commitment to ensuring a meticulously crafted and immersive gaming experience.

The news arrives on the heels of Starfield’s impending launch, adding to the excitement surrounding Bethesda’s latest ventures. Although the official announcement of The Elder Scrolls 6 was accompanied by a brief teaser trailer at E3 2018, the studio has maintained a veil of secrecy around the game’s details. The revelation of the game’s transition to early development provides a glimpse into the studio’s ongoing efforts and dedication.

As Pete Hines of Bethesda Softworks has offered a concise yet significant update regarding The Elder Scrolls franchise, players and enthusiasts can rest assured that The Elder Scrolls 6 is underway, albeit in its early stages. With a timeline spanning years, the anticipation will continue to build as gamers eagerly await their next journey into the realm of fantasy and adventure that the franchise promises to deliver.

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