Speaking today in an interview with YouTube gaming, Bethesda's Todd Howard shared sad news for Elder Scrolls fans.
"I think that’s kind of the elephant in the room, always, when we talk about anything," he said. "I think it’s good in these moments to tell our fans, 'Yes, of course we are [working on Elder Scrolls 6].' It’s something we love. But I have to be careful what I say. It’s a very long ways off. I can sit here and explain the game to you and you’d say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology, how long is that going to take?’"
Howard attributed this to the fact that his studio is currently workig on two large projects, which he calls "bigger than anything [they've] done."
"We think very long-term," Howard explained. "We’re not a developer that’s going to rush something like this out, any of our games. When you think about what is the future for that kind of game, we have a pretty good idea of what it could be and it’s just going to take technology and time that we really don’t have right now."
Bethesda's Pete Hines joked about Elder Scrolls 6 on Twitter, saying he often refers to the release date as being set for 22/22/22, a reference to Skyrim's initial release date of 11/11/2011.
During their conference, Bethesda also announced an upscaled version of The Elder Scrolls V. Called Skyrim: Special Edition, this version introduces new graphics and integrates mods into the console version on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.