The Elder Scrolls VI is next rather than Oblivion HD or Morrowind HD
There was no Elder Scrolls VI announcement at QuakeCon, but the show hasn’t passed by without some news on the highly anticipated sequel.
Over here in Dallas, Texas for QuakeCon 2016, there was some slight hope amongst attendees that Bethesda Softworks might use the event to announce a sixth instalment of the Elder Scrolls series. It was highly unlikely, given that a HD remaster of Skyrim and a collectable card game spin-off in Elder Scrolls Legends are the primary focus for the IP in 2016, but you can’t blame a fan for holding out hope.
During a lengthy interview with Pete Hines, vice-president of Bethesda Softworks, I probed into The Elder Scrolls future and got an interesting response. We’ll publish the full interview shortly, but here is that snippet:
If Skyrim HD proves to be success, how much more likely will that make it for you guys to greenlight HD remakes of Oblivion and maybe Morrowind, or are they just too old now?
The question becomes, "should we work on a Morrowind or Oblivion remaster, or should we work on Elder Scrolls VI?"
Our Take? We’re more than excited to just hear Elder Scrolls VI even get mentioned and it’s great to see that Bethesda is set to concentrate on a true sequel rather than digging into remakes of old Elder Scrolls or Fallout games. However, if Skyrim HD sells five million copies, will that philosophy change? Surely such a project could be outsourced, right?
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition is available to preorder on PS4 and Xbox One from $85.99