The Elder Scrolls 6 is on the way. Bethesda Game Studios made the thrilling announcement, but gave few other details, at its keynote presentation at E3 2018 tonight.
There was precious little else to go on. Todd Howard, the Bethesda developer helming The Elder Scrolls canon, introduced a 30-second clip that wasn’t much more than a landscape shot with The Elder Scrolls 6 printed over it.
The last full chapter in the epic role-playing saga, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, launched in 2011 on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360. The game later got three downloadable content expansions after its launch and then a remastered re-release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016. Bethesda Softworks brought the series to Nintendo Switch in November.
Platforms for The Elder Scrolls 6 were not announced, nor was the game’s setting or theme. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim took players into the northlands of Tamriel. Previous editions visited the Imperial province of Cyrodiil (The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion) and the dark elves’ homeland in 2002’s The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind.