'Starfield' and 'The Elder Scrolls 6' Details Released

Bethesda teased two new next-generation games at the company's E3 event last night, Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6. While both trailers were little more than logo reveals, Todd Howard went on the YouTube E3 stream to provide some additional information.

Howard can be seen starting at around the -2:50:00 mark in the video above.

When talking about Starfield, Howard confirmed the game would primarily focus on a traditional single-player experience. While Howard didn't say if there would be an online component, it sounds like it wouldn't play a major factor in the main focus of the game anyway.

Howard confirmed Starfield is in active development, and has been for some time. "Starfield is playable," Howard said on the stream. This means that even though Starfield is confirmed to be a next-gen game, it's possible it will release very early in the new console cycle.

As for The Elder Scrolls 6, Howard says the game is in pre-production. This means there aren't animators and programmers actively working on it yet. Instead, Elder Scrolls 6 is still in the concept stages, with general art styles and story beats in development before the heavy technical work begins. This means Starfield will definitely release before The Elder Scrolls 6.

During the interview, Howard was reminded of comments he made two years ago, suggesting the technology needed to make the game he envisioned The Elder Scrolls 6 could be wasn't available yet. When asked if the needed tech was available now, Howard said it was getting closer. He declined to answer what specific technology he is alluding to, claiming he didn't want to spoil anything.

So what do you think? Are you interested in learning more about Starfield? Are you more excited for the next Elder Scrolls game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.