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Bethesda Hoping For Patience With The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield RPG

Good things come to those who wait, but this wait seems like it's going to be a long one.

by Jordan Peters


Bethesda Game Studios is well known for their massive role playing games.  The Elder Scrolls may have put the developers on the map with their high fantasy setting, but the Fallout series cemented their legacy as some of the best in the business at creating the ultimate first person fantasies.  At E3 2018 we learned that they had a lot of irons in the fire with The Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield, and Fallout 76.

With so much demand for Bethesda Game Studio’s games it’s got people wondering why they have to wait so long for them.  Apparently, one of the reasons is that the studio just isn’t interested in letting other developers work on their IPs.  Where they handed off Fallout to Obsidian Games back in 2010, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be happening any time soon.

According to a recent interview with Todd Howard, the developer revealed that they aren’t interested in doing that again.  Howard says that he wouldn’t say never, but that BGS is so big that “it’s better to keep stuff internal.”

Bethesda has been pretty secretive regarding the exact release dates for The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, leaving many to believe that these would be next-generation releases.  Howard says that “everyone should be patient,” and that “it’s gonna take a while for what we have in mind.”

Though they didn’t show any gameplay for either the next Elder Scrolls game or Starfield at E3 and opted for teasers instead, that doesn’t mean work isn’t far along on the projects.  Howard revealed that in the case of Starfield, they’ve been talking about the game internally for a decade and started active development on the project following the release of Fallout 4.

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