Any earlier than 2018 seems to be rushing at this point.
While Bethesda has never actually confirmed that Elder Scrolls 6 or Skyrim 2 is in the works, it seems like making one of those games is a bit of a no-brainer, especially since the company doesn’t have a game in that genre specifically made for the PS4 or Xbox One. Of course, the longer we wait to see just what this new game will have in it, the longer it seems we’re going to have to wait in order to get our hands on it at all.
Previously, we’ve talked about the fact that if Bethesda does this game, they need to make sure they do it right. The company took it’s time with Fallout 4 and the result has been an incredibly popular game. The same approach should be taken when it comes to this game. Because we’ve mentioned earlier the game would be well suited to use a brand new engine, it only seems smart that we’re going to have to wait for quite a while for the game.
The 2018 Holiday season appears to be the absolute earliest we should be expecting the next Skyrim or Elder Scrolls. If the company really hasn’t begun production at all, it will need at least that long in order to finish the game and finish it right. If the game comes anytime before that, two things have happened, either the company has been working on it after all, or they’re rushing the game to market.
This article is part of our weekly series on Bethesda’s next big entry into the world of The Elder Scrolls. Through this series we take a look at the possible new features that Bethesda can add into the next The Elder Scrolls game, based on what they implemented in the previous entries and player feedback.