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The Elder Scrolls 6 release update shared by Bethesda, and it's not good

The Elder Scrolls 6 release update shared by Bethesda, and it's not good

The bad news: it's gonna be a while. The good news: erm... we'll get back to you on that

As much as we’d all love Bethesda to say that Elder Scrolls VI is going to launch real soon, we know such a delightful surprise will never happen. Even more so now that we've seen the latest update regarding the game’s release. Be warned, you’re not going to like it if you don’t already know the sad news.

It’s been hypothesised that 2028 is the earliest we’ll see Elder Scrolls VI. This isn’t a date that Bethesda or Todd Howard has given, but rather one estimated by GQ after a recent interview with Howard. Working off of what Howard has said, and how much the devs are focused on Starfield right now, it’s not a poor assumption to make.

Watch the official Elder Scrolls VI announcement from 2018!

Now that we know that the game is in development, officially, it takes the sting out of the pain of having to wait so long. Not by much, but it helps dull the pain to an irritating ache rather than an agonising, crushing, oh-my-god-I’m-gonna-die sensation. When we think about this logically, removing all emotions (hard for gamers, I know), it makes sense that this game will take so long to cook. After all, Howard has already said he wants it to be the “ultimate fantasy world simulator”, so with such high hopes you can’t rush the process.

When asked if he regrets announcing the game way back in 2018, Howard admitted that the reveal was perhaps a little premature. Still, while the wait continues on, it proves that the love for the franchise is very much alive and thriving – not even the imminent launch of Starfield can quiet the love we all have for The Elder Scrolls. That being said, knowing that the sci-fi RPG will be more like Oblivion than Skyrim is cause for celebration; not that Skyrim was bad, just Oblivion is superior and we all know it.

So, once again, all that stretches before us is a wait that feels never-ending. But such is the life of passionate gamers who believe good things come to those who wait. Let’s hope we’re right, though I doubt fans would give Bethesda any wiggle room on this; it’s success or nothing, there’s no in-between.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

Topics: Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls, The Elder Scrolls 6, PC, Xbox