Todd Howard shared in an interview, “Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while. We have some other projects that we look at from time to time as well.” However, it’s unclear when both of those video games will come out. Bethesda has promised that Starfield will probably be launched in 2023 and the developer has been engaged on this game since 2017. Elder Scrolls VI needs to be Bethesda’s subsequent main game after Starfield.
Bethesda launched a teaser for Elder Scrolls VI in 2018 however warned that the game was nowhere near being launched. Elder Scrolls VI is not going to be accessible till the late 2020s if Bethesda continues on the identical tempo that it has been moving. This means Fallout 5 would seemingly not be launched till the 2030s. Howard famous within the aforementioned IGN interview, “They do take a while, I wish they came out faster, I really do, we’re trying as hard as we can, but we want them to be as best as they can be for everybody.”
We know little or no about Elder Scrolls VI and nothing about Fallout 5 aside from that Bethesda has “a one-pager on Fallout 5, what we wish to do.” However, we have learned a bit about Starfield over the last year or so. Starfield will be both a first person and third person game like past Bethesda games. It will also have a similar feeling to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which there is a main quest but players are welcome to explore. We also recently learned that the game will have over three times the amount of NPC dialogue of Fallout 4, but that the playable character will have no “voice” at all. Starfield will be released on PC and Xbox Series X|S in 2023.
Images of Fallout 4 courtesy of Bethesda