KEY POINTS

  • Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax was recently acquired by Microsoft
  • Fans believe it could affect the launch platform of "The Elder Scrolls 6"
  • The new title reportedly will feature Rune Drawing and survival mechanics

Official information about "The Elder Scrolls 6" is scarce but a new leak reveals some interesting details about its gameplay mechanics and a new system. 

The latest information about "The Elder Scrolls 6" comes from Tiffany Treadmore, a reliable insider, who accurately leaked about the E3 2020 cancellation and Nintendo Direct event. According to the insider, the upcoming "The Elder Scrolls" title will feature Rune Drawing and survival mechanics. Apparently, the Rune Drawing feature is a system for crafting and implementing magic spells and abilities not found in the previous installments.

Elder Scrolls Online Bethesda Gaming Studios has not yet revealed any new details about "The Elder Scrolls 6" but fans have various theories about the game's location. Photo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fX_9HG1veE

In video games, Rune Drawing is when gamers perform magic symbols in the air to cast spells. Unfortunately, Treadmore does not reveal any specific details on how the said survival mechanics and Runde Drawing systems would work in "The Elder Scrolls 6." These features, however, are anticipated to be present in the upcoming title given its scope.

Bethesda used new mechanics in "Fallout 4" and "Fallout 76," so using this on "The Elder Scrolls 6" is not at all surprising. These new additions, in a way, changed how the game is played, particularly for longtime fans. They also inspired a new level of creativity among "Fallout 76" players.

Last November, Bethesda's Todd Howard shared some interesting details about "The Elder Scrolls 6" in an interview with Gamesindustry.biz. According to him, the upcoming title, including "Starfield," would utilize technology that was never before seen in any Bethesda games. Howard also revealed that the team would roll out an update to the Creation Engine. 

The team would also use procedural generation to "flesh out the space between areas." He, however, clarified that it does not mean that cities and dungeons in the game would be procedurally generated. It is worth noting that while these new leaks about the game are interesting, these are not official. Fans should therefore temper their expectations and take the information with a hefty amount of salt.

"The Elder Scrolls 6" is currently in development. The game was initially announced to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.