Todd Howard wishes The Elder Scrolls VI was announced later, and more casually

The Elder Scrolls VI

While Bethesda’s next RPG epic, Starfield, is right around the corner – many fans are waiting for The Elder Scrolls VI, their other big RPG.

Announced way back in 2018 at one of the last Electronic Entertainment Expo’s held in person (or ever, for that matter), The Elder Scrolls VI was oddly revealed with Starfield, which would come first.

When asked if he announced the game too early, Bethesda Game Studios boss and game director Todd Howard gave a pensive response.

“I have asked myself that a lot,” he said to GQ. “I don’t know. I probably would’ve announced it more casually.”

A lot is riding on Starfield, though you could say the same for The Elder Scrolls VI, the sequel to Bethesda’s crown jewel, Skyrim, which even Todd himself jokes that it continues to sell too well.

Not much is known about The Elder Scrolls VI save that it will be exclusive to Windows PC and Xbox platforms, among other teases from Todd himself like it’ll have fans playing “for decades.”

The latter tease is especially true considering the earliest we expect The Elder Scrolls VI is probably 2026-2028 at the very earliest, close to two decades since Skyrim released. Fans still buy and play Skyrim in droves to this day.

Todd Howard has been game director on every Elder Scrolls title since The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and he isn’t retiring anytime soon. Elsewhere in the interview Howard likened himself to Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto, who is still designing and producing games now into his 70s.

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