Why was Todd Howard on E3

What we already know about the Skyrim successor "The Elder Scrolls 6"

By Andreas Filbig | June 11, 2018, 12:29 pm

At the largest and most important games fair in the world, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the game company Bethesda has now announced an absolute sensation for many gamers: With "The Elder Scrolls 6" (TES 6) comes after countless ports of "Skyrim" finally a new part of the RPG epic.

Bethesda's chief developer Todd Howard dropped the bomb at the press conference in the wake of E3 last night, and a first teaser trailer was also shown. TECHBOOK summarizes what is known so far about the content and the release of "The Elder Scrolls 6".

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Only a few information given out

The 36-second mini-teaser on YouTube has already broken the one million views mark after five hours. Hardly anyone will be able to draw specific details about "TES 6" from it. A camera flight over a mountain landscape by the sea, a fortress on the ground and the well-known Elder Scrolls melody - that's it. Everything else is reserved for the speculation of the role-playing community, Bethesda also kept a low profile on the show stage. In particular, the exact region in which "TES 6" is located is already being hotly discussed in the comments on the video. A majority believe in High Rock in the north of the Elder Scrolls continent of Tamriel.

The sparse information from the teaser suggests that "TES 6" is still in a very unfinished state. A release this year is therefore very unlikely, also because Bethesda had already announced "Fallout 76" for 2018. Winter 2019 at the earliest seems realistic. Until then, the development studio will certainly release new details on "TES 6" bit by bit, more information will probably only be available at E3 next year.

The fans had to wait a long time

The extremely successful predecessor “Skyrim” is almost seven years old. It was clear before the "TES 6" announcement that there would soon be a successor. Typically Bethesda brought out a new part of The Elder Scrolls every five years or so. Porting to numerous platforms over time is most likely responsible for the delay. The milking out of Skyrim recently caused displeasure among fans and even became an internet gag, which the developer himself picked up in a fun video at E3.

With "The Elder Scrolls: Blades" Bethesda announced a mobile game for smartphones even before the "TES 6" announcement. Boos from the audience confirm how much the gaming community longs for a new main part of the series.

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