Elder Scrolls 6, the next iteration of Bethesda’s long-standing epic RPG series, was announced some time ago, but little information has come out of the developer ever since.
Since then, Bethesda's properties have been bought by Microsoft and Xbox creating a new dynamic for the popular RPG.
The franchise has birthed some of the most popular games in its genre and has sold more than 50 million copies since it came into being with the 1994 release of The Elder Scrolls: Arena.
The latest title, Skyrim, came out in 2011 to rave reviews and is still selling well to this day; so much so it's still being released onto new devices even now.
With the game confirmed to be in development, we’ll be collating any and all information about the title so be sure to bookmark this article to stay up to date!
Here's what we know about Elder Scrolls 6.
2026 Release Date? - 31st January
A new tweet by Tyler_McV, a known inside, has noted that he does not expect Elder Scrolls 6 to release until 2026-2027!
I expect FNV2 in the latter half of this decade. I expect TES6 in 2026-7. I expect anything close to a Fallout 5 in the 2030s. Starfield is next, and even that needs another year or two.
Indiana Jones Affecting Elder Scrolls 6? - 13th January
The Indiana Jones game Bethesda announced today won't have an impact on the development of The Elder Scrolls 6, Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines has confirmed.
Bethesda's Todd Howard will continue to focus primarily on directing Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, despite being attached to the Indiana Jones game as Executive Producer.
Elder Scrolls Teases Elder Scrolls 6? - 8th January
Bethesda has recently teased a map as part of a new year greeting.
The map is of the region of Skyrim and features three lights.
One is by “Province of Skyrim” caption for the map, also in the unmapped area of Hammerfell.
Another is by the location of Solitude, the capital of Skyrim.
The final light is by a pile of coins, which were featured in the collector's edition of 2020’s Greymoor expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online.
It seems like whatever is coming, it may not be long before we hear about it and its linked heavily to Skyrim.
When Is Elder Scrolls 6 Released?
Elder Scrolls 6 won’t be releasing anytime soon. Back in 2018, Todd Howard stood up on stage at E3, announced that development was in progress and released a short, undescriptive trailer.
Even though the game is in development, Howard previously announced Starfield, a new IP intended to be the next title released by Bethesda. He explained in an interview with IGN that we won’t see Elder Scrolls 6 before this new IP is out on shelves.
“We had done so many things, we were going Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Fallout… You have this Starfield game in your head, you sort of say, well, when? It can never be, you could say never. But look, we’re creatives, and it’s like we have to make this game, and this is the time. So Elder Scrolls 6 is going to have to wait a little bit. And plus, again, Elder Scrolls Online is doing so well, it’s so vibrant, that this is the time, both for us creatively and our audience”.
Where Will The Elder Scrolls 6 Be Set?
The game's location is a very important topic. Tamriel, also known as The Arena, the continent on which the Elder Scrolls is set in, is made up of several nations each with their own cultures, customs and lore so deep you start questioning your own reality.
Fans have tried to guess the location based on the small teaser trailer which showed high mountain peaks, a medieval-looking castle and a coastline.
This has led people to believe we’ll be heading back to High Rock and potentially Hammerfell. There was also a suggestion the land looked like it was flattened by a giant tidal wave, hinting it could be the lost island of Yokuda.
Black Marsh is out of the question as it’s considered uninhabitable for most of the races on the continent however locations can be retconned as Oblivion has shown us when it went from being described as a jungle in previous games to a more temperate climate in-game.
Todd Howard confirmed the location has been decided by the team however so far none of that information has gone public.