The Elder Scrolls VI And Starfield Announced At E3 2018

One of the most surprising announcements, however, was for an entirely new IP named 'Starfield': what Bethesda director Todd Howard called "our next-generation, single-player epic".

And now the sequel was confirmed during Bethesda's E3 conference via a majestic, albeit incredibly short, teaser trailer.

Firstly, Todd Howard revealed Starfield - it is Bethesda's first brand new IP in 25 years. It doesn't have an official subtitle yet, but The Elder Scrolls VI has now been officially announced as under development.

With details so thin on the ground, and a major Fallout release coming later this year, the earliest we'd expect to see a Starfield game would be 2019, though it could easily be later. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available for pre-order now.

Despite being a mobile game, Elder Scrolls Blades will have "console-quality graphics" and offer players a variety of ways to interact with everything. But we've also heard rumors that it would be a game to connect the Bethesda-verse, and include the worlds of both Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. Blades also features a portrait mode, which Howard jokingly referred to as "meeting mode" since you could play it one-handed during a meeting and nobody would ever know. If you're die-hard for the Fallout games, I'm sure you've already put in you pre-order although there's now no release date yet. Yes, it is in pre-production, but with Fallout 76 and Starfield on the way, we imagine the majority of their resources are still being spent on these titles.

Considering this, it seems highly unlikely that The Elder Scrolls 6 will launch for modern consoles, which means PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are likely out of the question.

However, it was the final announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI, the long-anticipated follow up to 2011's Skyrim, which subsequently took the internet by storm.

Bethesda has revealed that The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a new free-to-play RPG set in the Elder Scrolls universe, is coming to iPads and iPhones later in 2018. There will also be cross-play with the PC version of the game.

  • Latoya Cobb