'Elder Scrolls 6' Officially Announced At Bethesda's E3 Showcase

The Elder Scrolls 6 was officially confirmed at Bethesda's E3 Showcase. Before you get too excited about your next adventure in Tamriel, Bethesda's Todd Howard confirmed the game would be for the next generation of consoles. That means we are years away from a potential release.

All we saw of Elder Scrolls 6 is a sweeping overview of a beautiful coastal city. There are castle ruins on the outskirts of town, but it looks like the city is still inhabited. The trailer ends after that single short shot, so that's all there is to know about Elder Scrolls 6.

To speculate, it's probable this location is part of a different province from recent games. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was set in the province of Skyrim, while Morrowind and Cyrodiil were the locations from The Elder Scrolls 3 and The Elder Scrolls 4 respectively. Given how the coastal region looks fairly temperate, it's possible Elder Scrolls 6 is set in Valenwood or possibly Hammerfell. 

We also have no clue about the time period The Elder Scrolls 6 will be set in. Judging by the fact that there are castle ruins in the trailer, it's likely this isn't the first civilization that has come to live in this city. That doesn't really narrow anything down, but it does mean this game isn't set in the very distant past.

As for when we'll actually be able to play The Elder Scrolls 6, don't hold your breath. This was introduced as a next-gen release, which means we'll need to wait for the PS5 and next Xbox console to be revealed first. This isn't likely until around 2020, so that means Elder Scrolls 6 has a number of years until it will be available.

So what do you think? Are you excited for any information about The Elder Scrolls 6? What do you think the game will be like? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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