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The Elder Scrolls 6 development update is exactly what we wanted to hear

Angharad Redden

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The Elder Scrolls 6 development update is exactly what we wanted to hear

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Despite first being announced back in 2018, The Elder Scrolls 6 is still expected to be quite a long way away from launch. However, a development update may just give us the spark of hope we have been looking for.

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Despite it being six years since the next instalment in the Elder Scrolls was first announced, the Bethesda title has only been in active development for around six months. As a result, fans are wondering how long they will have to wait until they can experience one of the best-loved franchises of all time. So much so that even Skyrim Grandma wants to experience it before she dies.

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With the average Bethesda title taking around 3-5 years between major launches and with Starfield having been released in 2023, some speculate that we may not see Elder Scrolls 6 until at least 2026. However, in an interview with WIRED back in November, Todd Howard shared the big numbers behind his development teams which may just give us the update we needed.

In the interview, Howard revealed that around 250 developers were still assigned to Starfield which is unsurprising considering they are hard at work on the upcoming Shattered Space DLC. This means that 55% of Bethesda’s 450-man crew are still working on development for its latest title. In comparison, it is estimated that there are currently 150 developers working on The Elder Scrolls 6.

Although this may seem like the opposite of good news, it could mean that plenty of developers will be making their way over to the Elder Scrolls 6 after the release of the Shattered Space DLC for Starfield. If this is the case, we could see its release be brought forward a year or two. Of course this is just speculation so take this news with a pinch of salt.

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Regardless of the future for The Elder Scrolls, it is good to see Bethesda still hard at work on some of their older titles, including its comeback game, Fallout 76.



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

Angharad Redden
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