The Elder Scrolls 6 may have been announced five years ago, but a former designer at Bethesda doesn’t think we’ll know much about it until closer to release.
We all know that The Elder Scrolls 6 is a way out, even if we don’t know exactly when that will be. After all, the supposedly real development of the sequel, which has been awaited for over a decade, only began in August. So it’s not exactly surprising to hear that it will probably be a while before we hear anything concrete. According to Bruce Nesmith, who was formerly a lead designer at Bethesda and worked on the groundbreaking Skyrim, we probably won’t hear anything concrete about the game until about six months before release (via MinnMax).
“Todd’s opinion, which I share by the way, is that the video game industry has a short memory,” Nesmith said in regards to when we can expect the game’s release. “These companies that start touting their games years in advance – they’re actually screwing themselves over. The best time to talk about it is six months before release. So just the fact that everyone – you know, the pitchforks and…” When the torches went out, Todd said, “Yeah, we’re doing Elder Scroll 6 – I promise you, it’s real, it’s going to happen!”
“But I bet you won’t hear much about details until a good six months before release, and that’s how it should be – I think that’s the best approach and it’s proven to work really well, at least for. “Bethesda.
Six months seems like a pretty accurate timeline for Bethesda. After all, it wasn’t until the game’s big presentation in June that we got a truly comprehensive look at Starfield. Ironically, Starfield was announced in the same year as The Elder Scrolls 6, 2018. While that was a few years ago, considering the Amazon Alexa version of Skyrim was announced at the same press conference, confirmation of a sequel felt long ago overdue.
If you’re interested in learning more about Nesmith’s thoughts on what The Elder Scrolls 6 will look like, the full interview is worth a look, as he’s pretty confident that the sequel will be Skyrim’s “You do it to be better at it.” will return” leveling system and “traces” of his magic system.