Back in 2018, Bethesda Game Studios announced that The Elder Scrolls VI was in development. But, things have been pretty quiet since it was first announced in terms of official news. Phil Spencer confirmed that The Elder Scrolls VI was no more released than Fable 4. We know that Starfield is coming out in November 2022, and the Elder Scrolls 6 will come after that. It’s an exact release date, so we’ll have to wait a little while to learn more about The Elder Scrolls VI.
But considering it’s been 10 years since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out, the fans are hungry for news about where the series will develop. But one place it won’t go is the PS5. After Microsoft acquired Bethesda, fans wondered if The Elder Scrolls 6 would become a PC and Xbox exclusive. It looks like it will be, with Starfield confirmed as an Xbox exclusive.
Spencer announced on his blog that the deal was closed, citing the exclusive deal. “With the addition of the Bethesda creative teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players,” Phil Spencer on Team Xbox.
Where The Elder Scrolls VI will be set?
While online rumors have pointed primarily to the Black Marsh, home to the world’s reptilian Argonian race, there’s no compelling reason for the rumor. The wetlands and networks of Black Marsh Island will give the series some interesting geographic changes. But this will leave the geographic location more comparable to The Witcher 3. This is most likely the area of Tamriel as we know it. At least Bethesda has plenty of room for creativity.