Three long years that fans have been waiting for news of the next installment in the saga Elder Scrolls. In an interview, the studio’s executive producer reveals that the game, still in the design stage, will be based on a brand new engine.
With more than 30 million copies, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in 2011 is one ofthe most sold in the world. Its highly anticipated sequel, The Elder Scrolls VI, was announced three years ago, at E3 in 2018. In an exclusive interview with Todd Howard, executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, was able to get more details on the next installment in the series.
Despite impatience, the new episode is not going to be released soon. For now, the studio is focused on its space role-playing game. Starfield, whose release, scheduled for November 2022, has been announced last month. The Elder Scrolls VI, according to Todd Howard, is still in the design stage. However, this is not bad news in itself, as it will benefit from all the work done on Starfield.
The teaser for The Elder Scrolls VI released 2018. © Bethesda
A brand new game engine
Both titles will benefit from a new game engine, still in development, called Creation Engine 2. Currently, all the work on it is focused around theStarfield, but at every step the designers make sure that it will also work for The Elder Scrolls VI. « C’is a new technological base », a expliqué Todd Howard. « The vast majority of our development work is focused on Starfield right now, but everyone is working on everything, so the projects are intertwined.. »
Thewill then have to integrate into the Creation Engine 2 elements specific to The Elder Scrolls VI. This logically means that the game won’t release until 2023 at best. However, Bethesda will be able to analyze the returns on Starfield and tweak the game engine before the release of the next one . If the result lives up to expectations, the new episode will have the potential to dethrone Skyrim, even if the wait is very long…