29 Jun 2021 6:50 PM +00:00

The Elder Scrolls 6 Still in The 'Design Phase', According to Todd Howard

Three years ago, Bethesday first announced The Elder Scrolls 6, but the developer hasn't announced its official title and release date for the highly-anticipated role-playing game. It looks like fans will continue to wait, with series director Todd Howard telling The Telegraph that the next installment in the series is still in the design phase.

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"It's good to think of The Elder Scrolls 6 as still being in a design [phase]… but we're checking the tech: 'Is this going to handle the things we want to do in that game?' Every game will have some new suites of technology so Elder Scrolls 6 will have some additions to Creation Engine 2 that that game is going to require," Howard explained.

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What Howard said was part of a larger interview in which he discussed Starfield, the Creation Engine, and how he's been trying to develop an Indiana Jones game since 2009.

Bethesada just revealed the gameplay trailer for Starfield at E3 earlier this month, so it's clear that the developers have been focused on finishing their sci-fi RPG, which is set to release in 2022.

As fans wait for Elder Scrolls 6, speculation conintues. Evidence suggests that Hammerfell will be the location of the upcoming RPG. In the lore of Elder Scrolls, Hammerfell is the home of the Redguards, a race of humans with high level of endurance and innate agility.