Despite Fallout 4 coming out last year and with the upcoming Skyrim: Remastered Edition, it seems like fans can’t get enough of Bethesda’s games. Fans are already curious about a possible Fallout 5 or Elder Scrolls 6, and they got even more curious after the company stated that they would work on the latter before indulging in anymore re-releases. Sadly, it seems like we won’t see these two sequels anytime soon since the company might want to work on a new IP, which isn’t a bad thing.
Bethesda recently told MMORPG that they are not a ?two button vending machine? and have the right to make other games that aren’t Fallout or Elder Scrolls. To their credit, this is a nice statement from the developers since the current gaming industry tends to get dominated with sequels and reboots. That doesn’t mean we will never see sequels to the aforementioned titles, but it seems like the developers want space between sequels so they feel fresh.
Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda’s PR department, recently took to Twitter and stated that Elder Scrolls 6 is not in development and apologized to fans who thought that was the case. Fans felt like the next installment was coming due to a previous report where Bethesda said that they would make a new Elder Scrolls game before remaking Oblivion & Morrowind.
Currently, Bethesda is publishing a Prey reboot, which has very few similarities to the 2006 game, and Quake Champions. The former looks to be an interesting space-themed shooter, while the latter is a multiplayer-centric shooter ala Overwatch. It’s somewhat interesting how Bethesda’s new IP consists of older shooters, but if their Doom reboot means anything, they do know how to make these games fun at least.
The company is also working on Dishonored 2, the sequel to their hit stealth game, which is slated for a November 11 release. It actually looks really promising, thanks to two different characters to use and new abilities of players.
Will we see Elder Scrolls 6 or Fallout 5 soon? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean they will never be made. It will just take longer than usual.