Bethesda Teases The Elder Scrolls VI at E3 2018

Bethesda Teases The Elder Scrolls VI at E3 2018

Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in 2011, and it has proven to be one of the company’s most successful titles to date. The company has ported the game to multiple systems, and there’s even a version you can play on Amazon Alexa. At E3 2018, Bethesda has revealed that The Elder Scrolls VI is coming, but that’s about all we know.

The trailer, if you can call it that, is a mere 36 seconds long, and clouds obscure the first few seconds. The camera flies across a landscape as the clouds part. We are treated to fleeting glances of a settlement, a castle or tower off in the distance, a crater, a large body of water, and lots of tall, craggy mountains.

Two important things are absent from the video: the title and setting. So far, all we know is that this is Elder Scrolls VI, not some other game that isn’t in the main universe progression like Elder Scrolls Online. Fans have been scouring the precious few seconds of footage in an attempt to find some feature that connects with the lore. That could point to the setting for Elder Scrolls VI. Currently, it’s all unsubstantiated guessing.

Some have speculated that this game could be set in Skyrim again, which seems unlikely. Not only would retreading the same ground in two consecutive games be a bore, Skyrim doesn’t have vast expanses of water free of ice like we see in the video. Based on the general topology, many are convinced the game will take place in High Rock. High Rock is home of the Brettons, a human race adept at magic. Hammerfell is also a possibility, but that seems like an outside bet — it’s described in other games as being mostly desert.

We don’t have a release date or even any footage of the game in action. Just knowing that Bethesda is working toward a new Elder Scrolls will be enough to get fans of the series excited.

Here’s the Alexa Skyrim: Very Special Edition trailer: