Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date Update: Major News revealed by Bethesda's Todd Howard (Pic: Bethesda Game Studios)

Elder Scrolls 6 was announced at E3 2018 via a short clip revealing the title card of the game, some pretty scenery and not much else. Regardless, fans were incredibly excited.

So far, there hasnt been a new trailer showing off gameplay, or even a hint at the games release date, but Todd Howard (director of Bethesda game studios) has revealed some new snippets of information in a new video.

During the video interview with IGN Howard was asked about the gap between the previous Elder Scrolls game and Elder Scrolls 6. Howard responded:

The gap in between is obviously going to be long, it already is. […] And I think when [fans] eventually see the game and what we have in mind, they'll understand the gap more in terms of technology and what we want it to do.

Indeed, the excitement that comes along with the announcement of a new Elder Scrolls game is partly thanks to the long wait since the last game. Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was released in 2011, eight years ago.

Howards comments suggest that Elder Scrolls 6 is going to be significantly advanced relative to this previous instalment. Specifically, does he mean that the game will take advantage of the new features next-gen PS5 and Xbox Scarlett boast?

Or perhaps its more about development tools – the exact tech the Elder Scrolls team are using to build the game. Maybe well see features never before witnessed in a fantasy RPG.

One thing that Howard hopes will carry over from Elder Scrolls 5 into Elder Scrolls 6 is the longevity of the game. In the same interview, Howard told IGN:

We're eight 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.

Impressively, Elder Scrolls 5 has continued to hold the attention of audiences for years. For example, the port of Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch is one of the best-selling games on that console. And then theres all the Elder Scrolls DLC, plus enhanced editions and mods to consider.

However, some fans are increasingly worried about the games as a service update. With Howard saying he wants gamers to play Elder Scrolls 6 for a decade at least, there are concerns that the game might include too much costly post-launch content, trickled out over ten years.

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