The Elder Scrolls 6 has kept us waiting so long to have any updated information relating to its official release date. However, the reveal of Bethesda’s director Todd Howard in the E3 2018 conference that “The Elder Scrolls 6 is in development” has generated a huge applause from the audience.

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Many questions have been raised after a 37-second teaser of this game: When is it released? Where will the title of this latest game be set? Or what else could we know about this game?

All the rumors, questions and updated news about the Elder Scrolls 6 were summarised in this topic “Things to know” for your knowledge.

Key points

1. What do you know about this game?

It is the next version of the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which is highly expected at the moment

2. When is the game released?

Not sure, but certainly not tomorrow or next week.

3. Where could I play it?

The best choice is the PC, or are other latest console generations

Elder Scrolls - The official release date

We have been waiting too long to find out when we can officially play this game. And not until recently did we receive the confirmation in Bethesda’s E3 2018 conference that the game is in progress now. However, with just a logo and a vague announcement, we never know what the release date exactly is.

According to Todd Howard,  it might come after Starfield, which means that we will be looking forward to its launch in unidentified years after.

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Elder Scrolls - Trailer

If you search the trailer of Elder Scrolls 6, you will see a very short clip with only 37 seconds introducing the logo of the game. For more information, you might need to wait until the next E3 in 2019, or, if you are lucky enough, you could find somewhere the leaked information of this highly-anticipated game.


Elder Scrolls 6 - News

Bethesda is an American video game publisher in Maryland. Its main Role-play video games (RPG) franchises are Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Besides, they also widen their business extend to mobile games, Dishonored, Prey and so on.

The Fallout series and the Elder Scrolls series are the two big projects which Bethesda has been working on, though their developments haven’t made much progress.

Coming back to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim after a while, Howard felt like meeting an old friend from high school, which gave him the opportunity to assess it as a gamer who plays for the first time. And all this new perspective should be applied to the following titles in the Elder Scrolls series. One thing we could say for certain, this latest title shall not only be called Elder Scroll 6, but it will also be attached with a word going after the colon.

Elder Scrolls 6 – Where it will be set?

One common question is also raised from this game, where will it be set? There is no certain evidence, but based on the previous games of the series, we could guess that the game will probably still be set in the continent of Tamriel whose map is illustrated as below:

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If you have ever played the series, then you will never forget that we have been taken to Highrock, Morrowind, Hammerfell, Cyrodil and most recently Skyrim. The high possibilities for the location of Elder Scrolls 6 could be Valenwood, Elsweyr, or Black Marsh. And the remaining areas of Morrowind which haven’t been explored yet might appear in the Elder Scroll Online.

However, among Valenwood, Black Marsh and Elsweyr, which destination could win the prize? Many people bet on the Black Marsh which is the home of the reptilian Argonian race all over the world. The reason for this voting majority shall be its geographic forms including unique swampy marshlands and a variety of islands. It is also probably due to the fact that this area is less known than others in Tamriel, which could stimulate the creativity of the designers to make the game more interesting and attractive.

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Anyway, no information is official up to now, therefore, some people also turn their guess to Elsweyr, known as Khajit’s home, because of its harsh areas with dry plains and terrible badlands. The combination between the totally different cultures of Khajit and Argonians could somehow become an appeal to the audience.

Or some people think of Valenwood, the home of the Bosmer, as similar to Black Marsh, Bethesda hasn’t put much effort into exploring this area yet.

The origin of these rumors could be from a reported internal memo of Bethesda in 2014, which prevented the employees of Bethesda from using the terms Fallout: Nuka world, Elder Scrolls VI or Project Greenheart.

The rumor seemed to be neglected at the beginning, however, that Fallout: Nuka World became DLC for Fallout 4 made it more trustworthy. In addition, as Greenheart is the name of a city in Valenwood, people strengthen their belief that it is the codename for Elder Scrolls 6.

Forests and jungles haven’t been exploited in the previous titles of this series, which makes it more interesting to see how Bethesda build up in the part of Tamriel without civilization and covered with the wilderness.

In fact, the short trailer of the game might bring the hint of the official location used. However, with just 37 seconds and a large area with no sign, we could just guess that it looks more like Valenwood or Elsweyr than Black Marsh.

Todd Howard announced in an interview with Eurogamer that the team completed choosing the venue, but the accurate name hasn’t been revealed yet.

Elder Scrolls 6 – What new features will be there?

A totally new story

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Howard mentioned in one recent interview that Bethesda is reviewing and coming to the final decision on how the stories will be told in its games.

The approaches to stories in the predecessors Skyrim and Fallout 4 were a little bit different, while Skyrim creates everything to be more open to the vision of players, Fallout leads them through a more concrete storyline.

Discovering both positive and negative sides of these previous games, the next Elder Scrolls title could gain the balance in storytelling method which gives the players a free rein to tell their stories. Howard also described that they would tell a better story in an open world, he admitted the success and failures from previous products and believed that those experience will bring new ideas for the next ones.

The Witcher 3 is an example of telling stories in an open world, but the fans never want to have a duplicate of this version to the latest Elder Scrolls title, which put a high pressure on Bethesda to overcome the success of owning high-quality environmental and quest-based story telling.

The fans also do not expect multiplayer for this game. Skyrim has gained the success without multiplayer and Elder Scrolls online has been rolling along, which raises a question whether this latest title in Elder Scrolls series is in need of multiplayer or not.

Virtual reality

No one can confirm the usage of Virtual reality in this latest version, however, there is a possibility, as Bethesda applied a full VR to Skyrim.

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House building or town creation is a quite popular feature in any games.

In Skyrim, we could see a homestead with its Heartfire DLC. In Fallout 4, it is the expansion of this model with the mechanic settlement. And then, we could look forward to a further development of these features in the Elder Scrolls from the likely uncompleted design in the previous games’ version.

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The Elder Scrolls title will orient to environmental nature, which is similar to the way player use debris and junk to build their home in Fallout, they could also take the advantages of those environmental elements to implement in Elder Scrolls.

Elder Scrolls 6 – Rumors

It is rumored that the word coming after the colon which attaches with The Elder Scrolls 6 might be Redfall.

Redditors gives the hypothesis that the name traces back to either the Redfall in Tamriel or the Redguard race in Elder Scrolls. However, there hasn’t had any official information about this name.

Elder Scrolls 6 – What could we expect?

To meet the long waiting of all fans, we hope to see a completed game with better graphics and a decrease in bugs’ appearance.

In comparison with the very first title of Skyrim in 2011, its remastered version has taken a long step forward with much better graphics, which is exactly what we expect for the following titles in the series.

It is believed that a new game engine could be implemented to create a new game, similar to the way they created Skyrim, and we look forward to seeing the same creation to be applied to Elder Scrolls 6 or any upcoming Fallout titles.

The Bethesda game studio in Montreal has been looking for a good engine programmer, then we could look forward to the new change (if any).