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The Elder Scrolls 6 release date - all the latest details on the new Elder Scrolls game

elder scrolls 6 release date

When is the Elder Scrolls 6 release date? The Elder Scrolls 6 announcement happened at E3 2018, so here are all the latest details on the new Elder Scrolls.

While there is no Elder Scrolls 6 release date yet we finally have our first official look at the game courtesy of a short teaser trailer. The trailer opens with the classic Elder Scrolls musical motif and a panning shot of some mountains before the logo appears, confirming The Elder Scrolls 6 is real.

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The thing is, we have already been twiddling our thumbs like good little Dovahkiins since we ventured into the world of Skyrim for hundreds of hours in 2011. We might have been spoilt by excellent games in the series already, but, frankly, we deserve something fresh. We know that TES 6 is coming and, given Skyrim's success, that isn't a surprise. Here's everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6.

The Elder Scrolls 6 trailer

Before we crack on with all the juicy news and rumours, here’s the Elder Scrolls 6 trailer:

Judging by the terrain, it looks like TES 6 is taking us to either Hammerfell, home of the Redguard people, or High Rock, which is where the Breton race hail from.

The Elder Scrolls 6 release date

elder scrolls 6 release date

It might have been officially unveiled but there is sadly, no Elder Scrolls 6 release date.

But this hasn't stopped the hype around The Elder Scrolls 6 getting the better of some. Analyst Michael Pachter, in 2016, optimistically predicted that The Elder Scrolls 6 release date would be in 2017.

This, of course, we now know to be wrong. In the tweet above Bethesda vice president Pete Hines debunked this theory saying: “Sorry @michealpachter but you totally punted this one. You should listen to me (and Todd) more often.” Series director Todd Howard has added that, on the subject of an Elder Scrolls 6 announcement, he'd be "foolish to say" when it'd be.

The Elder Scrolls 6 E3 2018

Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls 6 at E3 2018 with a short teaser, but little else.

Previously in our reporting on potential The Evil Within and Rage sequels - which now both exist in some form, so check out our The Evil Within 2 PC review and our Rage 2 release date information for that - we wrongly stated that The Elder Scrolls 6 was in development in 2016, when Howard only said the game would eventually happen. Hines set us straight with the tweet above.

With its official announcement and an actual real trailer, it seems like it's finally safe to say that TES 6 is in development without fear of Pete Hines calling us out.

The Elder Scrolls 6 news

elder scrolls 6 release date

Aside from the official reveal at the Bethesda E3 2018 showcase, there has not been much in the name of ‘new’ The Elder Scrolls 6 news for some time, but here is what we know so far. On YouTube’s Live at E3 stream in 2016, Howard confirmed that The Elder Scrolls 6 is real and is one of three projects being developed internally at the company. One project remains unknown, but the other was announced in summer 2018 - here's everything we know about the Fallout 76 release date.

Unfortunately, both Hines and Howard have confirmed that The Elder Scrolls 6 will likely be the last of the three projects to appear. Hines has said that "there's still two major multiplatform releases has to work on first, and so TES 6 isn't happening until those games happen."

elder scrolls 6 release date

In the meantime, Howard has suggested that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be an ambitious leap for the series and that lots of thought has already gone into what the game will be.

“I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, 'That sounds like you don't even have the technology. How long is that going to take?,” Howard said. “So it is something that's going to take a lot of time, what he have in mind for that game, and we actually have two other large projects we're also doing that are bigger than everything we've done. People will probably hear about those even before Elder Scrolls 6. That'll make sense many years from now.”

On the other hand, several positions at Bethesda Game Studios are being advertised, all based in Rockville, Maryland. Meanwhile, in March 2018, the publisher opened a studio replete with a brand new team in Austin. Perhaps these developments will see these new hires working on The Elder Scrolls 6. Equally, they could be beavering away at the other two Bethesda projects.

The Elder Scrolls 6 location

elder scrolls 6 location

When you see the Elder Scrolls 6 announcement trailer, there are two Elder Scrolls locations that may well spring to mind: High Rock and Hammerfell. Why? Mountains, large areas of coastline, and dry, arid landscapes.

But until Bethesda reveal more we don't know what the Elder Scrolls 6 setting will be. The past few numbered entries to the series have mostly stuck to one region but, given the ambitious ideas going into the game, The Elder Scrolls 6 might see us travel to multiple regions - we might even see an entire continent, The Elder Scrolls Online-style.

Whilst discovering the aftermath of our decisions in Skyrim would make a return to Tamriel’s mountainous north interesting, we have our fingers crossed for a trip to a place and time that is completely new to the series in The Elder Scrolls 6. 

How about Akavir? This continent to the east of Tamriel is home to the Snow Demons of Kamal, the serpent-men of Tsaesci, the monkey people of Tang Mo, and the Tiger Dragons of Ka Po’ Tun, collectively known as the ‘Akaviri’. Little is known about this enigmatic land, making it a tasty prospect as an Elder Scrolls 6 location. 

elder scrolls 6 release date

Legend has it that the few humans that dared to travel to Akavir were eaten by the Tsaesci (we did say it was tasty). Tamriel and Akavir have shared a tumultuous relationship, shaping each other’s history in times of peace and war. Perhaps, in The Elder Scrolls 6, we could smuggle ourselves into the new region, trying to cope with living in a hostile land that very much does not want us. Akavir and Tamriel have long had a tumultuous relationship, and we would love to be a part of that in The Elder Scrolls 6.

Moving closer to the places we know well, we are itching to pack our bags for Valenwood in The Elder Scrolls 6, homeland of the wood elves, or Bosmer. Located to the south-west of Tamriel and opposite the Summerset Isles, Valenwood is an untamed land, dominated by uninhabited forest wilderness.

There's Argonia, too. Otherwise known as Black Marsh or - less kindly - the Garbage Heap of Tamriel, it is the home of the reptilian Argonians and is full of onerous swamps and great inland waterways. 

The Elder Scrolls 6 races

elder scrolls 6 release date

If The Elder Scrolls 6 does go somewhere completely new, perhaps we will see a few new races added to the formula, with all new lore and gameplay styles to get to grips with.

However, no new races were added to Skyrim, so it is less likely we will some some new species or races if The Elder Scrolls 6 sticks to Tamriel. That said, Sea Elves - also known as Moarmer - do feature in The Elder Scrolls Online, so perhaps they could return in a numbered main entry to the series.

The Elder Scrolls 6 story

elder scrolls 6 release date

One of the things that sets Skyrim apart from the rest of the series is its complex narrative full of political intrigue. Your role in the game’s civil war decides the fate of a troubled kingdom only nominally part of the Empire. Here’s hoping that The Elder Scrolls 6 story takes things to a new level.

Whilst the Elder Scrolls 6 story would, to an extent, depend on the setting and its history, hopefully the narrative of the game will match the ambition going into the game in its early stages.

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Irish_Reaper avatarRavagerOfDreams avatarThe Dragonborn avatarSauronsEyeScream avatarCureAries avatarArasteele avatar+6
Irish_Reaper Avatar
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5 Months ago

ESO is fairly good if you like MMORPGs but what I want to know is if there will ever be another single-player Elder Scrolls RPG game.

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RavagerOfDreams Avatar
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4 Months ago

You know, if you read the Pocket Guide to the Empire from Oblivion, it mentions that the Nerevarine, the player character from Morrowind, which takes place roughly months before Oblivion, is rumored to be on some mission to Akavir.

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Polephemeus Avatar
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1 Month ago

Bethesda Needs to get it's priorities straight. There's no useful information about either a fallout sequel or an elder scrolls one. Now all indications are they are working on some unrelated project before either. Possibly two more projects. If they were releasing the content we came to them for, I would be all for new stuff as well, but you don't ignore your golden geese to play in the sandbox...And especially after that horrible Elder Scrolls Online tragedy. I'm very concerned about Bethesda's hope for the future. And my hope of ever getting a sequel :p

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TrapGodDave Avatar
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1 Week ago

By the way some of the devs are talking about it, requiring the newest technology, ES 6 better take place in every province of Tamriel and all of the other continents as well. If this game isn't over 1 terabyte of information, I'm gonna be really sad.

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RavagerOfDreams Avatar
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4 Months ago

Also, I vaguely remember some senior Bethesda rep saying last year that "there is no guarantee that ES 6 will take place in Tamriel" during an interview.

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The Dragonborn Avatar
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2 Months ago

My idea is better trust me, the elder scrolls idea i am making will be the best of the best in the elder scrolls franchise. If bethesda accepts it their elder scrolls franchise will be extremely high.

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CureAries Avatar
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1 Month ago

@The You don't even know Bethesda's idea. No offense, but "your" idea is lackluster and something I've seen plenty-a-time. It is predictable and has been done several times, from theories to even fanfiction.

A location outside of Tamriel is new and refreshing, giving the studio more room to be creative and give us new characters, designs, scenery, story arch, lore, and such. Soooo. Yeah.

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WhiteCrow Avatar
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1 Week ago

Just stop. Your ideas are horrible and reek of teenage fanfiction. Another main entry in the series taking place in the same area with the same exact characters is just dumb.

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WalkingSnail Avatar
3 Days ago

This idea is to say the keast god awefull ur just saying they should add on to the skyrim storyline which keep in mind isnt the way the elder scrolls series is and on ur comment thay said " trust me my idea is better" you cant say that ur idea is better when bethesda hasnt even told theres which i can garuntee theres is better its not a good idea and actually made me cringe

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The Dragonborn Avatar
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3 Months ago

I think that Elder Scrolls 6 should be when the dragonborn helped the stormcloaks and begin to create a new empire. I am writing an idea for the next elder scrolls. Even though I don't work for Bethesda I have a really great idea and many people said the Bethesda should use my idea. It is when you are the dragonborn from skyrim and helped the stormcloaks win. You end up uniting Tamriel again and thr rebirth of the dragonborn emperors. You the conqueuer every land including Akavir, Roscrea, Atmora, Aldmeris, and more. And a I already made a few DLC Ideas, The return of the Mythic Dawn, Return of the Knights of the Nine, Return of the Akaviri Dragonguard, The Second Akaviri Invasion, and now working on the Trials of Ysgramor. In the Trials of Ysgramor you get a blessinf to summon the ancient 500 companions. and later working on the invasion of Akavir.

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SauronsEyeScream Avatar
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2 Months ago

Honestly though I can't say i agree with the people who have told you that would be a great idea. I feel like ES6 should take place in another continent like Aldmeris and leave tamriel out. We have been there for a while and it would give them the opportunity to give us a whole new continent to explore instead of just new provinces.

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SauronsEyeScream Avatar
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2 Months ago

That and rebuilding an empire has been done in other games.

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1N07 Avatar
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1 Week ago

Gotta say I don't agree with it either. I don't want dragonborn. That was Skyrim and it was great, but I want something completely new. The way TES has always been.

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The Dragonborn Avatar
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2 Months ago

I am now going to work on the Invasion of Akavir. I finished the trials of Ysgramor and later working on the rediscovery of Yokuda and then I will work on The Harrowing of the Hunting grounds when Shor summons you to sovengarde to free the lost souls trapped in Hircine's realm.

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Arasteele Avatar
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1 Month ago

"In terms of a concrete The Elder Scrolls 6 release date, well, there isn’t one yet"

Great, that's all that really needed to be said. The rest is just filler.

Btw, "spoilt" ? (paragraph 2, line 3)

oh my

The written word of the English language is decomposing faster than I thought.

spoilt. lol

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kickabear Avatar
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1 Month ago

Spoilt, past tense of spoil. Chiefly British, but common in the US, as well. So, while the author's use of "spoilt" doesn't indicate the decline in English usage you mentioned, your lack of knowledge on the topic and the zeal with with you attacked the writer are certainly symptoms of the problem you described.

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