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Gaming • Jun 10, 2019

The Elder Scrolls 6: Release date rumors, leaks and more

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The Elder Scrolls 6: Release date rumors, leaks and more
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Elder Scrolls 6 was first revealed in June 2018 and with over a year passing since it was confirmed to be in development, many fans are desperate for more information from Bethesda. 

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For some, a release date would be enough, but there's no doubt that the cult fanbase that this game series has attracted since its launch in 1994 has become restless, as the last installment from the franchise was released over 8 years ago. 

With some optimistic gamers hoping for new details during the E3 2019 trade fair, and claims that the next game will be designed for people to play for over a decade, let's take a look at everything we know about Elder Scrolls so far. 

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Elder Scrolls 6 release date 

There has been no official release date given to the Elder Scrolls 6 project so far, but there is a timeline that Bethesda's Todd Howard might well have hinted towards. 

During an interview with IGN on June 4, the Game Studios Director claimed that players will understand why it took so long for them to develop the game, once they get their hands on it - suggesting that it would be something they could play for another decade.

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Fans can't wait to see where the Elder Scrolls takes them next.

"The one thing [the gap] does is people are still playing Skyrim, it's still one of the best-selling games," he said. "They love it, they still play it, it's almost infinitely playable, all of the mods and everything like that. And we're 8 years post-Skyrim. It lets us know going into Elder Scrolls 6 that this is a game we need to design for people to play for a decade at least, at least."

This could spell bad news for fans, though, as there's a chance that the game could be released 10 years after Skyrim, which would mean Bethesda is working towards a 2021 release date. 

It's worth noting that Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities, had also wrote on GameIndsutry.biz that Elder Scrolls 6 could be coming in 2019, but that looks less likely by the day.

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Some fans are still playing Skyrim today, around 8 years after its initial launch. Will Elder Scrolls 6 have the same longevity?

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Elder Scrolls 6 trailer

There has only been one trailer for Elder Scrolls 6 and even calling it a trailer is probably pushing it - it's more of a teaser than anything. Fans were shown their first glimpse of the game in June 2018, confirming that it was being developed, but there wasn't much more to talk about than that. 

All the trailer shows is the potential setting in which the game could take place. If a mountain range is what you were looking for, you have come to the right place. 

Elder Scrolls 6 at E3 2019

There was already speculation that Bethesda had something in store for fans of the franchise at the annual trade fair event, but the developer themselves added to that anticipation with a tweet on March 18 that teased their appearance for June 9. 

Nevertheless, that date has been and gone, but still there are a lot of questions to be answered about the project. 

The only real mention of Elder Scrolls, and even Starfield, at their press conference was that the team is still "hard at work" developing the two titles - according to PCGamesN. 

With hardly any new information having been released in 2019 about the game, other than suggestions from developers that fans should look forward to its eventual launch, it looks extremely unlikely that 2019 - or perhaps even 2020 - is a realistic launch period for the highly anticipated title. 

Article last updated June 10, 2019 at 8:00am (EST). 

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