Bethesda "wants to bring" The Elder Scrolls


All games in the Elder Scrolls series take place in the fictional realm of Tamriel.

We saw our first glimpse of the game on June 10th in the teaser trailer's not much more than a title and setting at this point, but the video does introduce us to an unnamed planet, a floating satellite or space station, and some sort of. glowing wormhole? Given how the coastal region looks fairly temperate, it's possible Elder Scrolls 6 is set in Valenwood or possibly Hammerfell. Fallout Shelter, the vault-management sim that's been a breakout hit on mobile, is playable right now on the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Todd Howard announced during his time on-stage at Bethesda's showcase that The Elder Scrolls would be joining the mobile market with a game called The Elder Scrolls: Blades. With Fallout 76 launching this November, that means Starfield should drop around 2021, and The Elder Scrolls 6 will follow in 2024 or 2025, assuming Bethesda keeps with its release pattern. Is it on PS5?

If you didn't catch the reveal last night, Blades is a first-person RPG adventure with three modes - a story mode called town, a roguelike mode called Abyss, and a PvP mode, Arena.

You can also play it in potrait mode, because as Howard said, "you never know when you'll need a free hand".

For those who were hoping for the announcement of an Elder Scrolls release this year, you got what you asked for - kind of.

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To do so, they showed two short teaser trailers in succession.

Later in the evening, in a press conference marred by some awkward stage moments and featuring, somewhat bizarrely, a performance from Andrew WK, Bethesda gave its fans exactly what they wanted: the announcement of Elder Scrolls 6, the follow-up to the millions-selling Skyrim.

Given that the release will not be for another few years at least, it could be on a whole new console system, especially after rumours surfaced of a new PS5 being released from Sony. Come along with us as we talk about Bethesda's top Best and Worst moments from E3 2018.

Howard says that TES: Blades is coming to "every platform we can put it on" in a bit of self-aware cheekiness.

If we're going off claims made by industry analyst Michael Pachter, the PS5 release date could be as soon as 2020 (Pachter originally claimed 2019 but then revised the date).

E3 2018 has been insane so far.