The Elder Scrolls 6: A full five years have passed since Skyrim’s release, and fans are already hankering for the next title in The Elder Scrolls series. Going by the numerous fan pages and rumors that one can witness spawning each day on the internet, The Elder Scrolls 6 is one of the most looked forward to games in current times.
Sadly, Bethesda has not so much as made a peep about their plans for The Elder Scrolls 6. Barring a few slips here and there and some comments about the series’ exceptional potential for future projects, the developer has been pretty silent about the prospects of the upcoming game. While the slips and comments have been enough to fuel speculations about the continuation of the series, they are hardly enough to know what exactly Bethesda has planned for The Elder Scrolls 6. Only one thing is for certain at this point: The Elder Scrolls 6 will happen. However, the questions of when, and what the content will be like remain shrouded in mystery.
Additionally, the makers of the upcoming game have been mostly misleading about what they have planned for the next iteration of the popular Elder Scrolls game series and its release date, sometimes in a seemingly deliberate attempt. For instance, Fallout 4 director Todd Howard had sparked speculations after his comment that Bethesda was currently involved in three unnamed projects at the time. Fans naturally began conjecturing if one of those titles could be The Elder Scrolls 6, only to have Howard go somewhat back on his words later.
So what do we make out of The Elder Scrolls 6’s development stage? Is it already in development, or are we looking at a title slated for the not-so-near future?
The Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date
|The Elder Scrolls: Arena||March 25, 1994|
|The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall||August 31, 1996|
|The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind||May 1, 2002 (PC),
June 6, 2002 (Xbox)
|The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion||March 20, 2006|
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||November 11, 2011|
|The Elder Scrolls VI||?|
Back in 2015, Pete Hines confirmed that The Elder Scrolls franchise would not come to an end with Skyrim. Which automatically means that The Elder Scrolls 6 is happening. However, he has repeatedly stated that when the game will go into development mode is uncertain. But fans’ beg to differ; after all, this is a common trope used by many developers when speaking about their topmost franchises. It helps to keep their plans secret from other developers so that their ideas and processes remain unique. Repeated comments about the titles’ development, whether positive or negative, also help retain the hype (as was the case of Red Dead Redemption 2). In the case of The Elder Scrolls 6, fans are mostly sure that the game has been in development for a while. This despite the fact that Bethesda has evidently been pretty busy making money out of both Skyrim and Fallout 4 (the latter was launched in 2015).
However, speculation is rife that the studio is hard at work experimenting with several ideas for The Elder Scrolls 6. One of the reasons fuelling these speculations is that the titles in The Elder Scrolls series usually require about four years in development to reach completion. Now interestingly, fans spotted a few job listings related to the next Elder Scrolls title posted on the internet earlier this year, giving rise to hopes that perhaps an announcement will be made at this year’s E3. However, as we all know, no announcements about The Elder Scrolls 6 was made at said event, or even any of the other ones that followed.
But that does not necessarily mean that the game is not in production. In fact, assuming that work on The Elder Scrolls 6 began in 2015, it would be too early for the studio to make an announcement. However, this very assumption leads us to believe that The Elder Scrolls 6 may be released by Bethesda in 2019 and will give good competition to games like GTA 6 and Dead Island 2. While this is certainly not set in stone, we do hope to hear about the game by 2018.
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The Elder Scrolls 6: What to expect
If The Elder Scrolls 6 releases in 2019, then that would bring the gap between the upcoming title and the preceding one to a full eight years. With that kind of time, fans are expecting a lot of changes to be brought to the next game some of which are pretty radical. Check them out below.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Wishlist: Let’s start this off with the most notable one. Reports state that one of the primary things that fans want to be changed in The Elder Scrolls 6 is the protagonist’s speaking abilities, with the idea of a mute hero being a favorite. Why? Apparently, because they found his outspoken nature pretty annoying. Dialogues among characters, both playable and non-playable ones, is not uncommon in video games. However, it is not something that everyone loves, especially ones who think it takes a lot away from the core focus of the game.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s go to some of the less unique but equally important stuff on our minds. For starters, The Elder Scrolls 6 must come with upgraded graphics. The last game was built on an engine that was created specifically for the game, but still we felt there was a lot of room for improvement when the final game launched. Along with a whole bunch of technical issues upon immediate launch, these found reflection in the game’s initial reception among the public. Bethesda released a much-needed remastered version in 2014 which corrected the weak graphics and made the game look gorgeous. So obviously, a graphics upgrade is all but necessary for the upcoming game.
Also, Skyrim’s combat system felt a little stunted due to the technical stiffness of the game. For The Elder Scrolls 6, the creators would do well to implement increased mobility that would lead to more fluid effects. That would, in turn, make room for a better and more fluid combat system. Also, we’d like a bit more punch in the overall action sequences.
Other things that could be brought to The Elder Scrolls 6 are crafting to create weapons, armors, and other things, and an advanced AI for the enemy to make them more alert and responsive. All these will make the upcoming game pretty unbeatable, according to fans.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Rumors
There are several rumors doing the rounds about The Elder Scrolls 6, but the most notable one among them has to do with the upcoming game’s setting. According to speculations, the upcoming game will be named The Elder Scrolls 6: Argonia and have a completely new storyline. Fans of the series are already acquainted with Argonia, but it has not received much attention. But according to reports, The Elder Scroll 6 may just focus on the Argonian race and build a storyline based on them. This also suggests that the new game may focus on a story based on Valenwood.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Trailer
Nothing to see here as of now, but we can assure our readers that we will update this section as soon as there is an official announcement regarding the Elder Scrolls 6 Official Trailer.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Price
Based on previous launches in the series and current pricing trends in the gaming world, we think The Elder Scrolls 6 could be launched at a price of $70 to $80, with the cost of special editions going further up.
All in all, The Elder Scrolls 6 will be a cracker of a game with Bethesda reinventing many of the series’ aspects. Watch this space for more information about The Elder Scrolls 6.
The Elder Scrolls 6 System Requirements
The specs listed below are not official, so these might change by the time the game is actually rolled out. But you can take a look just to get an idea of what you might need to run the game smoothly on your PC.
|Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|Operating System||Windows 7 64-bit or above||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2320 @ 3 GHz||Intel Core i7-4820K @ 3.7 GHz|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 6970, or, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470||AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB, or, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070|
|DirectX||DirectX 12||DirectX 12|