In the last month of June, Todd Howard discussed The Elder Scrolls 6, giving an idea of when we can expect the release, although now it’s the Xbox boss who hinted that the game will not release very soon.
Phil Spencer says The Elder Scrolls 6 will release only after the new Fable
The sequel to the beloved Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls 6, was in fact announced a few years ago with a short teaser trailer, and then disappeared from the radar. Todd Howard, the head of Bethesda Game Studios, has, in any case, explained that “it is good to think again in a design phase.”
After all, the map of TES 6 would have been hidden in the presentation trailer of Starfield at E3 2021, so something is moving in any case.
Phil Spencer has now stated that The Elder Scrolls 6 is “behind” in terms of release date than another fantasy game planned for the Xbox platform, namely Fable.
During the IGN’s Unlocked Podcast to celebrate Xbox’s 20 years, Spencer explained that the sixth chapter of the Bethesda series will not be released too soon, also hinting at Obsidian’s next fantasy role-playing game, Avowed:
“When I think about our line-up, and I think about that more core fantasy, RPG setting, I think Avowed is gonna be an awesome entrance there,” says the Xbox head. “You know Fable’s never been that, Fable’s always been a little more light-hearted, and a little more British, and I think Playground [Games – Fable’s current developer] will keep it there, and Elder Scrolls 6 is further out and when that comes out I think it’ll be incredible.”
Both of these fantasy titles currently in development do not have a release date; Fable was in fact announced during the Xbox Showcase 2020 along with a short teaser trailer.
In the same interview, Spencer also commented on the number of RPGs currently in development with Xbox, noting that: “I think it’s important for us to have great games to fill up the portfolio of things that people get to play on Xbox.”
At the moment it is not 100% clear if The Elder Scrolls 6 will be an Xbox exclusive, also given that the title has been under discussion for several months now.