I think most Elder Scrolls fans were hoping for an Elder Scrolls VI announcement at QuakeCon 2016. Unfortunately, it never came, especially after the Skyrim remaster and their online card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, are in the spotlight for now. However, we didn’t leave empty handed.
During QuakeCon, writer for finder.com, Chris Stead, took the time to interview Pete Hines, Vice-President for Bethesda, about the future of the Elder Scrolls series. In a snippet from the interview, Stead asks:
“If Skyrim HD proves to be success, how much more likely will that make it for you guys to greenlight HD remakes of Oblivion and maybe Morrowind, or are they just too old now?”
“…So it gamers were like, “why didn’t you do Oblivion HD instead of Skyrim HD,” it wasn’t like those two processes were exactly the same. Oblivion HD would be a significantly larger undertaking to get to work and Morrowind… geez… that’s even worse. So the question becomes, “should we work on a Morrowind or Oblivion remaster, or should we work on Elder Scrolls VI.” Because that is the volume of work we are talking about….
…For everything else, we have to ask “do we want to take time and resources, and spend money, on something that is already out to bring it to a new platform, or do we want to forge ahead with new stuff?” And in most cases, the answer is that we want to forge ahead with new stuff.”
Look, it’s not a confirmation of anything, but it’s something. Maybe after the Skyrim remaster is complete, we’ll get some more information on The Elder Scrolls VI, and when that happens, we’ll have the information right here!