It Will Be a "Very Long Time" Before we Hear About the Next Elder Scrolls; 100% Focused on Fallout 4

It’s been almost four years since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and while Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls Online, they didn’t provide the slightest hint about the next single player release of the series.

If you’re warming your engine for an impending announcement, you may want top hold your horses, as explained by Bethesda’s VP of Marketing Pete Hines.

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TheGreatGamer1165d ago

Hopefully we get one this gen, think I sunk more hours into Skyrim than any other SP game

Abriael1165d ago

I hope so too. I like fallout, bout for me The Elder Scrolls is where it's at. Fantasy >>>> Post apoc.

ZaWarudo1165d ago

Fight me bro. Post apocalyptic raygun gothic/atompunk >>>>>> Generic fantasy #2765

i do love me some TES though. I wonder where they'll go next. Skyrim set the highbar for TES setting IMO. Snowy mountains and vikings FTW!

Revolver_X_1165d ago

Im a way bigger Fallout fan. TES was never my thing. I do play a lot of Skyrim on PC, but the modding community is more active. Im hoping Fallout 4 gets as much attention as Skyrim has.

UltraNova1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

Isnt it weird that From Software released 2 Souls games and Bloodborne since 2011 + DS3 is coming early 2016, while Bethesda Game Studios released just Skyrim?

Weird why? Because each Soul game has at least 100 hrs gameplay excluding DLC and they are some of the deepest most thought out RPGs ever made...

Granted, Eldercsrolls capitalizes more on NPC dialogue and conversation trees but common you cant say they take their time to release spotless sequels when almost all Bethesda games are bug fests can you?

Why all this development time from Bethesda when others offer more games (4???) of similar quality and depth than them?

Now you might think that From Soft has more devs/dev teams working at one time; you'd be wrong since Bethesda is by far the bigger company.

Dont get me wrong here, I'm not on Bethesda's case here just stating an observation.

vishant1011165d ago

A lot of the souls game is based around grinding then actual content though it does pad the game up.

UltraNova1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

@ vishant

How does that detract from the fact that since Skyrim came out, From essentially made 4 (4th being DS3 available early 2016)games whether you grind or not?

Most importantly, since when is grinding NOT part of hardcore RPGs?

Now, are you telling me that the Souls series are short games?

Here's a link about DS completion times

Here's a link for Skyrim's

Now take a look at the rest of the games From Soft made since 2011:

and lets not forget expansions...

And on top of all that, From actually releases working titles at launch, while its worth remembering that Bug/quality testing is one of the most time consuming periods in a games development.

I hope you understand now why I made that observation and why you were wrong.

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wakeNbake1165d ago

The next one should take place in Valenwood.

RiseofScorpio1165d ago

I think we can go even bigger than that with new technology like multiple provinces.

-Foxtrot1165d ago

Yeah but it needs to be Valenwood and Elsweyr

Maybe Summer Set Isle. If not it can be added in the expansion

Germany71165d ago

Don't worry, they will release this gen, for sure.

kingdom181165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

I would think we should, we received two FO games (okay one was a spin off, but equally enjoyable) and two ES games last gen.

Jalva1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

Greenheart is in Valenwood.


The Elder Scrolls VI: Valenwood confirmed.

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BigBosss1165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

It's alright, I have ESO consuming most of my time and then F4 will be in that list too. So I hope they take their time on the next Elder Scrolls game.

joab7771165d ago

ESO is amazing. We had F3 in 2008, Skyrim in 2011, w/ and announcement in 2010. The earliest we hear about ES6 would be late 2017.

Unless, like New Vegas, Bethesda allows a spin off to be created by someone. Though we already have ESO, and atm, they are doing everything right.

Ocsta1165d ago

I really hope Black Isle make another spin off Fallout title. New Vegas was the most pleasant surprise ever when it was announced

Revolver_X_1165d ago

Black Isle made Fallout 2

Obsidian made Fallout NV

Summons751165d ago

They started Fallout 4 as soon as they were done with Skyrim so it makes sense that they would start it as soon as they were done with Fallout 4.

OpblaasBanaan1161d ago

No, because they have different developers for each game. So my guess is that they were already working on it while they were working on Skyrim.

Summons751161d ago

probably (at that point) people that don't really need to be on Skyrim anymore. concept artists some designers, the interns....basically very, very early concept stuff.

Nero21421165d ago

I rly wonder what they gonna do after skyrim , i mean , you were Dragonborn , learning amazing shout spells fighing freaking Dragons... how they could top that ?!

TheBurger291165d ago

Knowing Bethesda they will find a way to blow our minds, always do!

Summons751165d ago

My guess would be, Dragons are still their since you brought back the Dragons but the shouts are gone because you are not Dragonborn. It takes a couple hundred years after so you see the DB's legacy and the rise of the new Empire.

Clown_Syndr0me1165d ago

That's a shame..ESO is Terrible I need a real Elder Scrolls in my life. Hopefully Skyrim will go BC with Xbox One and I will jump back into that for a while.

Unreal011165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )

I'm not sure I'd be able to go back to that sort of framerate with backwards compatibility. It's a great game, but where we are used to next gen type graphics etc we forget how much poorer the last gen quality is.

Clown_Syndr0me1165d ago

Doesn't bother me. Im currently playing through Perfect Dark Zero co op on Xbox One and having a blast. Also playing Conkers and enjoying it a lot.
Frame rate, graphics etc mean nothing to me on older games.

Dynasty20211165d ago (Edited 1165d ago )


ESO wasn't made by Bethesda, it was made by ZeniMax Online Studios.

Bethesda didn't do New Vegas either.

Bethesda did Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Skyrim, all GOTY winners (I think Morrowind won a GOTY, cant remember).

Don't ever link ESO's quality to any other Elder Scrolls game - ESO is a pathetic attempt at WoW.

Bigpappy1165d ago

I am quite sure Morrowind won GOTY that year. But if it didn't that doesn't matter to me or any of the millions who love that game and still think it is the best in the series.

It is my GOAT, that makes GOTY and other opinions mute.

Clown_Syndr0me1165d ago

Yeah I know, all I meant is ESO doesn't do it for me - as I said I need a real Elder Scrolls. A Bethesda one!

WellyUK1165d ago

apart from it's one of the only MMO's that has tried a new combat system and hasn't 100% copied WoW. But then again WoW copied things from Everquest but no one ever moans about that.

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