The Elder Scrolls VI is Years Off

Pete Hines tweets a reply to a question about plans for The Elder Scrolls VI, the next installment in Bethesda's RPG series. Though the sequel was first teased at E3 2018, Pete indicates that information about this should not be expected until "years from now" (thanks VGC). Here's the exchange:
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Alright check it out @DCDeacon, let’s cut the sh$t, when can we expect some info on #TheElderScrollsVI ? We 👏 need 👏 this👏 #Bethesda #elderscrolls #XboxSeriesX

Pete Hines
It’s after Starfield, which you pretty much know nothing about. So if you’re coming at me for details now and not years from now, I’m failing to properly manage your expectations.
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May 12, 2020, 09:08
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May 12, 2020, 09:08
 
So if you’re coming at me for details now and not years from now, I’m failing to properly manage your expectations.

No shit. Here's a tip: Don't tease about ES6 if just asking for details shouldn't be done before years from now. What the actual actual?!
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May 12, 2020, 08:20
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eRe4s3r wrote on May 12, 2020, 02:52:
Drayth wrote on May 11, 2020, 20:48:
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2020, 19:21:
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2020, 17:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:49:
I seriously hope you are wrong, because if you aren't then they would have been working on Starfield barely for a year and that puts it earliest in 2023.... even realistically 3-4 years for a big game is quick. Especially with the virus shutdown affecting everything.

So TES6 by ... 2028 ? Can't even imagine what PC's we will have by then.

Say what!? Starfield has been in development overall for 10 years and in full production for 3-4 years now. I wager it'll be out next year.
Source?
I figured this would be easy to find due to all the talk I heard about how the game had been in Bethesda's back pocket for a long while when it was officially announced.

Howard says "We’ve been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years.”


Fallout Online was not a main project? Do we just ignore that or what? I mean, good to hear. Because if they had only started now they'd completely miss the console cycle.

Somewhat different team.

They have one core single player design team. Several physical studios that contribute, but one design team that does the giant open world single player games. F76 was an offshoot while the core of it was in new projects.
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May 12, 2020, 02:52
 
Drayth wrote on May 11, 2020, 20:48:
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2020, 19:21:
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2020, 17:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:49:
I seriously hope you are wrong, because if you aren't then they would have been working on Starfield barely for a year and that puts it earliest in 2023.... even realistically 3-4 years for a big game is quick. Especially with the virus shutdown affecting everything.

So TES6 by ... 2028 ? Can't even imagine what PC's we will have by then.

Say what!? Starfield has been in development overall for 10 years and in full production for 3-4 years now. I wager it'll be out next year.
Source?
I figured this would be easy to find due to all the talk I heard about how the game had been in Bethesda's back pocket for a long while when it was officially announced.

Howard says "We’ve been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years.”


Fallout Online was not a main project? Do we just ignore that or what? I mean, good to hear. Because if they had only started now they'd completely miss the console cycle.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls VI is Years Off
May 11, 2020, 20:48
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Re: The Elder Scrolls VI is Years Off May 11, 2020, 20:48
May 11, 2020, 20:48
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2020, 19:21:
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2020, 17:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:49:
I seriously hope you are wrong, because if you aren't then they would have been working on Starfield barely for a year and that puts it earliest in 2023.... even realistically 3-4 years for a big game is quick. Especially with the virus shutdown affecting everything.

So TES6 by ... 2028 ? Can't even imagine what PC's we will have by then.

Say what!? Starfield has been in development overall for 10 years and in full production for 3-4 years now. I wager it'll be out next year.
Source?
I figured this would be easy to find due to all the talk I heard about how the game had been in Bethesda's back pocket for a long while when it was officially announced.

Howard says "We’ve been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years.”

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May 11, 2020, 20:02
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Orogogus wrote on May 11, 2020, 17:58:
Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 17:08:
Since 2012, they've released 1 full fledged new game and half a game that is still in a state of development. Better?

Why 2012?

If you're purposely starting right after a major release and ending in a year without any releases, you could say 1997-2010 gave us Morrowind, Oblivion and Fallout 3 -- 3 major games in 13 years. But I think it makes more sense to start and end on a major release, and put an estimated date on Starfield.

Or you could say 1996-2006 they were able to produce three TES games...or you could say from 2006-2011 they were able to create two TES games and one Fallout game. You want to use 2015 as you start year, fine...they produced one and half games in a five year span and it looks like it probably won't be another 2 years until they release Starfield and possibly another 4 years until TES. Regardless their output for new titles has slowed this decade and maybe it wouldn't be so bad if Fallout 76 wasn't a flop but it is...so there you go.
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May 11, 2020, 19:52
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Re: The Elder Scrolls VI is Years Off May 11, 2020, 19:52
May 11, 2020, 19:52
 
As long as Bethesda don't pull any of the shit like Fallout 76 and the game is good, I don't care if it is years before TESVI is released. ( Unless I croak before then )

jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:25:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 11, 2020, 11:46:
Meanwhile, just play Daggerfall Unity.
Meanwhile play Enderal.

Played through that twice now. Amazing effort by a bunch of part timers. I love their imaginative dungeon designs. Far exceeds the often "cookie cutter" nature of a lot of Bethesda's dungeons.
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May 11, 2020, 19:42
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May 11, 2020, 19:42
 
Wouldn't you know it, this newfangled invention called "Google" helped me find this article in under 90 seconds:

As for Starfield, Bethesda’s new sci-fi role-playing game, Howard says we shouldn’t expect to play it soon: “We’ve been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years.” When it comes to both The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, he says, “everyone should be very patient. It’s gonna take a while for what we have in mind to come out.”

And that was from right after they teased both games at E3 2018, so add two more to all of those numbers.
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May 11, 2020, 19:21
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May 11, 2020, 19:21
 
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2020, 17:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:49:
I seriously hope you are wrong, because if you aren't then they would have been working on Starfield barely for a year and that puts it earliest in 2023.... even realistically 3-4 years for a big game is quick. Especially with the virus shutdown affecting everything.

So TES6 by ... 2028 ? Can't even imagine what PC's we will have by then.

Say what!? Starfield has been in development overall for 10 years and in full production for 3-4 years now. I wager it'll be out next year.
Source?
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May 11, 2020, 18:08
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May 11, 2020, 18:08
 
Well, I think every decade needs a game that's in development for way too long for us to complain about.

Duke Nukem Forever -> Start Citizen -> The Elder Scrolls VI

3 games, 30 years of complaining

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May 11, 2020, 17:58
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eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:49:
I seriously hope you are wrong, because if you aren't then they would have been working on Starfield barely for a year and that puts it earliest in 2023.... even realistically 3-4 years for a big game is quick. Especially with the virus shutdown affecting everything.

So TES6 by ... 2028 ? Can't even imagine what PC's we will have by then.

Say what!? Starfield has been in development overall for 10 years and in full production for 3-4 years now. I wager it'll be out next year.
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Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 17:08:
Since 2012, they've released 1 full fledged new game and half a game that is still in a state of development. Better?

Why 2012?

If you're purposely starting right after a major release and ending in a year without any releases, you could say 1997-2010 gave us Morrowind, Oblivion and Fallout 3 -- 3 major games in 13 years. But I think it makes more sense to start and end on a major release, and put an estimated date on Starfield.
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What did they expect?
May 11, 2020, 17:13
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May 11, 2020, 17:13
 
It will take at least another 5-6 years before anything of this next in the series is announced. Pfft.
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May 11, 2020, 17:11
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jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:56:
As long as we're talking Skyrim, which is better:
- Original Skyrim with mods
- Skyrim Enhanced Edition

Now that script extender is out for EE, EE. From what I've seen there's hardly any decent or better mods that haven't been ported over to EE. Also, you can go nuts with texture mods; no more 4 gig memory limit for the total game.

Waiting for Eneral to get officially ported to it before I pick it up again. Too many under-the-hood improvements.
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Orogogus wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:56:
Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:43:
Orogogus wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:35:
Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:27:
From 2002 to 2011, they released Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim...oh and they also found time to release Fallout 3. Since 2011 they've released only two major new titles (I'm not counting mobile games) and their latest project Starfield is still at least a year or two away. What they have been doing lately is re-releasing different versions of Fallout 4 and Skyrim (VR, SE, etc.). So it's not a manpower issue, it's a business decision they've made to concentrate regurgitating their old work to generate more revenue.

Put that way, 4 games in 9 years vs 3 games in 10-11 years doesn't sound like a drastic business change.

If you consider Fallout 76 a game and not the shell of a game that it actually was and if Starfield manages to get released in the next two years, I can see how one would have that view.

Well, I was counting Skyrim in both lists since I was assuming you were. Otherwise the starting date moves from 2011 to 2015.

Since 2012, they've released 1 full fledged new game and half a game that is still in a state of development. Better?
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jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:25:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 11, 2020, 11:46:
Meanwhile, just play Daggerfall Unity.
Meanwhile play Enderal.

Yes, Enderal's an absolute gem of a game. For me there was a point a couple hours in where it went from Skyrim total conversion, to it's own game standing on it's own legs. Awesome game.
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May 11, 2020, 16:57
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Orogogus wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:56:
Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:43:
Orogogus wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:35:
Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:27:
From 2002 to 2011, they released Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim...oh and they also found time to release Fallout 3. Since 2011 they've released only two major new titles (I'm not counting mobile games) and their latest project Starfield is still at least a year or two away. What they have been doing lately is re-releasing different versions of Fallout 4 and Skyrim (VR, SE, etc.). So it's not a manpower issue, it's a business decision they've made to concentrate regurgitating their old work to generate more revenue.

Put that way, 4 games in 9 years vs 3 games in 10-11 years doesn't sound like a drastic business change.

If you consider Fallout 76 a game and not the shell of a game that it actually was and if Starfield manages to get released in the next two years, I can see how one would have that view.

Well, I was counting Skyrim in both lists since I was assuming you were. Otherwise the starting date moves from 2011 to 2015.
Don't forget that they released Skyrim Special Edition, Skyrim VR, and Fallout VR so they could double/triple dip.
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May 11, 2020, 16:56
 
As long as we're talking Skyrim, which is better:
- Original Skyrim with mods
- Skyrim Enhanced Edition
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May 11, 2020, 16:56
 
Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:43:
Orogogus wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:35:
Senzen wrote on May 11, 2020, 16:27:
From 2002 to 2011, they released Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim...oh and they also found time to release Fallout 3. Since 2011 they've released only two major new titles (I'm not counting mobile games) and their latest project Starfield is still at least a year or two away. What they have been doing lately is re-releasing different versions of Fallout 4 and Skyrim (VR, SE, etc.). So it's not a manpower issue, it's a business decision they've made to concentrate regurgitating their old work to generate more revenue.

Put that way, 4 games in 9 years vs 3 games in 10-11 years doesn't sound like a drastic business change.

If you consider Fallout 76 a game and not the shell of a game that it actually was and if Starfield manages to get released in the next two years, I can see how one would have that view.

Well, I was counting Skyrim in both lists since I was assuming you were. Otherwise the starting date moves from 2011 to 2015.
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May 11, 2020, 16:48
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eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2020, 15:49:
Talutha wrote on May 11, 2020, 12:29:
Zanderat1 wrote on May 11, 2020, 11:28:
I wonder they are so resistant to the idea of TESVI? ESO is not the answer.

They aren't resistant to the idea. They've already shown they definitely are going to do it. Most people don't realize that Bethesda is actually a pretty small studio that doesn't hire often. They have enough manpower to work on one game at a time. First it was Fallout 4, then they worked on Fallout 76 with some other studios, and now their full attention is on Starfield. After that and its DLCs are out, THEN they'll work on ESVI. Gonna be a long wait.

I seriously hope you are wrong, because if you aren't then they would have been working on Starfield barely for a year and that puts it earliest in 2023.... even realistically 3-4 years for a big game is quick. Especially with the virus shutdown affecting everything.

So TES6 by ... 2028 ? Can't even imagine what PC's we will have by then.
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Icewind wrote on May 11, 2020, 13:31:
Arena: 1994
Daggerfall: 1996
Morrowind: 2001
Oblivion: 2006
Skyrim: 2011

I thought they had a 5 year plan with each TES game after Arena.
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