The Elder Scrolls 6 is apparently “five-plus years away,” according to Xbox head Phil Spencer. This means that the upcoming entry in Bethesda’s fantasy RPG series won’t be out until at least 2028 in the best-case scenario.
Spencer shared the news in the recent hearing for the Federal Trade Commission vs. Microsoft case, with the FTC attempting to block the tech giant’s acquisition deal of gaming giant Activision-Blizzard.
Asked about Elder Scrolls VI platforms: “It’s so far out it’s hard to understand what the platforms will even be…” … “We’re talking about a game that’s five-plus years away”
Spencer fuzzy on whether he previously made a public statement saying it’d be Xbox-only
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) June 23, 2023
While the statement was brief, Spencer did also mention afterward that he wasn’t sure which platforms TESVI would even be on:
Spencer on TESVI
“We’ve been unclear on what platforms its launching on, given how far out the game is. It’s difficult for us to nail down what platform that will ship on.”
“It’s so far out it’s hard to understand what the platforms will even be at this point.”
— Derek Strickland (@DeekeTweak) June 23, 2023
Combined with the first statement on TESVI being more than five years away, it’s very likely that the game will launch alongside the next generation of video game consoles. This lines up with Microsoft expecting next-gen consoles to arrive in 2028. Given that 2028 is also five years away, there’s also the possibility that TESVI would be one of the launch titles for the next Xbox console.
To put things into perspective, The Elder Scrolls 6 was originally teased way back in 2018 with a brief teaser trailer. This potentially puts the game’s launch at least ten years after its initial announcement.
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