KEY POINTS

  • "The Elder Scrolls 6" was announced at the E3 2018
  • Its announcement came alongside a trailer
  • Bethesda has not yet revealed the game's release date

"The Elder Scrolls 6" fans are in for a treat as Bethesda's head honcho has shared a new set of details about the highly anticipated title.

Todd Howard, executive producer and director at Bethesda Game Studios, talked about "The Elder Scrolls 6" in a recent interview with The Telegraph. While the executive did no go into specifics of the game, he offered a minor update about its development. Howard revealed that the upcoming sequel is still in the design phase since "Starfield" is currently the main focus at Bethesda.

"It's good to think of The Elder Scrolls 6 as still being in a design [phase]… but we're checking the tech: 'Is this going to handle the things we want to do in that game," Howard said.

The Bethesda executive also revealed that "The Elder Scrolls 6" uses the same engine as "Starfield," which is the Creation Engine 2. 

The Elder Scrolls VI "The Elder Scrolls 6" announced at E3 Photo: steamXO/flickr

"The [new Starfield] technology, Creation Engine 2, is sort of built for both. It's like a new tech base. The vast majority of our development work is on Starfield right now but everybody works on everything so the projects kind of intertwine," he explained.

In other words, Creation Engine 2 is the new technological base the gaming studio uses for its new and upcoming games.  

Howard also suggested that since Creation Engine 2 is being used for both "The Elder Scrolls 6" and "Starfield," technically, the work is simultaneously being done on both games, but the priority is "Starfield," since it is set for release next year.

While no specific and technical details were revealed about this new game engine, Bethesda used Creation Engine on its titles like "Skyrim," "Fallout 76" and "Fallout 4." It is then safe to presume that this new technology could be the engine's new and improved version.  

Additionally, Howard mentioned in the interview that although "The Elder Scrolls 6" uses Creation Engine 2, it will receive some "additions" if the game so requires.

Bethesda announced "The Elder Scrolls 6" at the E3 2018 alongside a trailer. But to this day, the gaming studio has not offered any details about the game's content, location, gameplay and release window.