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The Elder Scrolls 6 will have Skyrim's progression system

Emma Flint

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The Elder Scrolls 6 will have Skyrim's progression system

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So much of gaming news is focused on the endless saga that is GTA 6, or the sexually charged thirst of a community towards Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s Venom, that The Elder Scrolls VI has disappeared into the recesses of our minds. But not for long, as I’m here to help turn the tides, letting a fandom know that one, they’ve not been forgotten, and two, that Elder Scrolls VI will have Skyrim’s progression system.

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This might not be the news you’ve been hoping for, but at least it isn’t like the debacle that Rockstar is facing as GTA fans slam the devs for a significant lack of GTA 6-related content. Furthermore, Bethesda isn’t shying away from the truth that the next Elder Scrolls title is several years away from launch, and yes, that’s on top of the five years we’ve waited since it was officially revealed.

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In a recent interview, Bethesda’s ex-design director, Bruce Nesmith, assured fans that Skyrim’s levelling-up system of continuously using skills to progress would be utilised as opposed to any other mechanics. Nesmith also surmised that Elder Scrolls VI would “probably” use the same, or similar, magic progression to Skyrim; this will come as a relief to those who remember the tough trials of Oblivion, which made obtaining magic early on quite taxing.

Still, that isn’t to say Oblivion features won’t show up in the next Elder Scrolls instalment – “What will probably come through, because you can see it in the history of the game, is things that were developed in Oblivion and in Skyrim will be further developed in The Elder Scrolls 6.” Nesmith added, “I don’t know what they will be, but you will find my fingerprints on many of those things.”

Combined with the promise from a Bethesda insider that Elder Scrolls VI will be a “major upgrade” on Starfield, it seems like the devs are putting in the hours to secure yet another successful game launch. Though, as many gamers have watched, either from the sidelines or from knee-deep in the trenches, Starfield’s hype died as quickly as it built up; it’s still considered a solid game, but Bethesda will undoubtedly feel disappointed at how easily it's been disregarded since launch.

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For now, what comes next regarding the Elder Scrolls VI development is privy only to those working on its creation. Nesmith’s words give us hope, however, that hope won’t be able to sustain such a hungry fandom for long.

Topics: The Elder Scrolls, The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda, Skyrim, PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch

Emma Flint
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