Bethesda’s Senior VP of Global Marketing, Pete Hines, has firmly ruled out, with prejudice, that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be launching anytime soon. In fact, he went so far as to indirectly give a time frame of “years from now” for details, which puts a potential launch at, well, your guess is as good as ours.
This firm announcement that The Elder Scrolls 6 is so far out comes via Twitter where one user tweeted Pete Hines, saying “let’s cut the sh$t, when can we expect some info on #TheElderScrollsVI? Well, as it turns out, Pete Hines really did cut the shit and squashed any hope of The Elder Scrolls 6 happening anytime soon.
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.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) May 10, 2020
Obviously, this statement comes as a major disappointment to a lot of fans, but it’s not like Bethesda has spared us anything about the game outside of an announcement back in 2018. Knowing now that it’s likely half a decade away makes that announce trailer even stranger. It’s likely that the company decided to shift gears to other projects. After all, there are a ton of other titles much closer to launching, including the aformentioned Starfield, Deathloop, and even Ghostwire: Tokyo.