KEY POINTS

  • Bethesda is currently working on "The Elder Scrolls 6"
  • The was announced almost three years ago
  • Several industry watchers speculated that some of Bethesda's triple-A titles might release as Xbox exclusive titles

Bethesda has not yet revealed any updates related to "The Elder Scrolls 6," but a new statement from a game developer suggests that the much-awaited title might not launch on Sony's PS5.

Playground Games' Senior Game Designer Harve Gengler shared disappointing news to "The Elder Scrolls 6" fans. During the four-hour interview with SebSSol Live via AltChar, the "Forza Horizon" developer revealed that Microsoft would not abolish PS5 versions of incoming titles unveiled before the company acquired ZeniMax Media. This could be good news to fans of titles like "Deathloop" and "Ghostwire: Tokyo" since they were announced before the infamous acquisition. The same does not go well with "Starfield" and "The Elder Scrolls 6." Both games were announced at the E3 2018 and were scheduled to launch on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

While Gengler does not directly mention "The Elder Scrolls 6" in the interview, PSU mentioned that it is improbable that the next "Fallout" and "The Elder Scrolls" installments would launch on the PS5. Earlier, several industry watchers speculated that some of the triple-A titles Bethesda is developing might release as Xbox exclusive titles.

In the interview, Gengler said, "The studios were already in their development cycle and, this is a message that Microsoft communicates all the time, they are not going to stop the development of a Playstation version for example suddenly. If your game is cross-platform, they’re not going to say now it’s an Xbox exclusive." He adds that "They are in a long term strategy and do not want to expressly take the game away from a community because they bought the studio."

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

So far, Bethesda is still silent about "Starfield" and "The Elder Scrolls 6." In the wake of the acquisition of these titles, Microsoft was asked when would their respective releases on Sony's next-generation console, but it always gave vague answers. In the absence of an official announcement or confirmation, "The Elder Scrolls 6" fans should temper their expectations concerning the title's release platform.

"The Elder Scrolls 6" is currently in development. Bethesda launched its announcement trailer in 2018 and has not yet offered any new details about the game.