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Elder Scrolls: Oblivion remake finally in development, says insider

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion remake finally in development, says insider

It could apparently release as soon as next year.

Elder Scrolls fans everywhere have been waiting with bated breath for the release of The Elder Scrolls VI. Given that it’s been almost 12 years since Skyrim hit our screens (for the first time, at least), it’s understandable that people have been drumming their fingers waiting for some new content to sink their teeth into.

At the time of writing, it’s still not been confirmed when The Elder Scrolls VI will actually come out - it was recently claimed by a lawyer during Microsoft’s court battle against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it’s projected to release at some point in 2026, but it’s not been clarified if this is accurate. Anyway, according to a so-called insider, we might be revisiting one of the older Elder Scrolls titles before that.

Before we get into it, take a look at some of the funniest wins and fails from Skyrim below.

As Xfire reports, an individual who claims to be an ex-employee of video game studio Virtuos took to the r/GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit to publish a bunch of details about a number of projects they claim that the studio is currently working on, including a remake or remaster of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. According to the user, the project is currently named “Altar”, and it’s still being decided whether it’ll be a full remake or not.

“It is done currently using a pairing system, so it means that the remaster is running using both an Unreal Engine 5 project, and the old Oblivion one,” the user alleged (via Xfire). “For instance, new graphics are rendered in the UE5 project, but most of the gameplay/physics/etc. [are] still done in Oblivion. It should be released end of next year/early [2025] depending mostly on if it’s a remake or remaster. It is mostly done in Paris, but Black Shamrock also helps the studio for the art.”

While the post has since been taken down, and the Reddit account which published it has also been deleted, one of the subreddit’s moderators apparently verified that the individual really was a former employee of the studio. Even so, be sure to take it with a pinch of salt.

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Topics: The Elder Scrolls, Bethesda