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Don’t expect a new Elder Scrolls for a “very long time”

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Fallout 4 is coming, and even though it’s very similar to the last Fallout, is one of the most anticipated games for the remainder of the year. Not everyone who loves RPGS (Bethesda’s flavour of RPG in particular) is excited though. For many, the post-apocalyptic wasteland, vaults and radroaches aren’t a compelling draw, and they’re rather be battling dragons in the mountains.

If you’re one of those people expecting news of a brand new, single player Elder Scrolls game, be prepared to wait for a long, long time.

Speaking to Dualshockers, Bethesda’s spokesperson Pete Hine’s said that it’ll be a “very long time,” before anybody at Bethesda is ready to talk about a new Elder Scrolls games. Naturally, everyone at Bethesda is hard at work putting the finishing touches on Fallout 4, while at the same time dealing with post-launch support of ZeniMax Online Studios’ Elder Scrolls Online.

Fallout 4 is set for release in November this year. If you take in to account that the game will be getting post-launch DLC for the next year, it’s incredibly likely that we won’t hear about a new Elder Scrolls until 2017, for release in 2018.

What’s likely, given how the games industry seems to work these days, is that we’ll see a remaster of Skyrim or Oblivion for the newer consoles, released as a stop-gap not just for profits, but to keep Elder Scrolls fans happy. If the new console versions were to come with any sort of modding support though, I think it would make the many players rather happy.

Last Updated: August 11, 2015


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 11, 2015 at 07:38

    For the love of Sheogorath please put a decent combat system into the next one!


    • Dutch Matrix

      August 11, 2015 at 07:52



      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 11, 2015 at 07:55

        But there’s already another Mass Effect game coming!


        • Dutch Matrix

          August 11, 2015 at 07:56



          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 11, 2015 at 07:58

            And more different colour endings!

          • Dutch Matrix

            August 11, 2015 at 07:59


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 11, 2015 at 08:01

            Yes, chicken kickin’ – just like in Fable!

          • Dutch Matrix

            August 11, 2015 at 08:02

            No. I was thinking more in the lines of Chicken Lickin’

          • Hammersteyn

            August 11, 2015 at 08:05

            I killed a chicken in Skyrim, the villagers were so upset they chased me out of the village. How was I to know the people of Tamriel were into that sort of thing?

          • Dutch Matrix

            August 11, 2015 at 08:07

            Yeah I don’t get it:
            “Look. Thanks for saving the village from that dragon, and the vampires, and aiding us in getting rid of that creepy kid’s Ghost. BUT FOR THE LOVE OF TALOS! DO NOT KILL OUR CHICKENS TO FEED YOURSELF!”

    • Hammersteyn

      August 11, 2015 at 08:00

      Bring in a Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System in the new Elder Scrolls.


  2. Viking Of Science

    August 11, 2015 at 07:46

    People seem to forget there were 5 years between Oblivion and Skyrim, The Bethesda Tentpoles are Many years apart…. The Closest gap between any Bethesda RPGs was Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, at 2 years (and they didn’t develop New Vegas)


  3. Hammersteyn

    August 11, 2015 at 07:59

    In the mean time while you wait indulge in TESO. A timeless classic with all the MT you could wish for to spend on shiny horse armour


  4. Nikola

    August 11, 2015 at 08:43

    I’ll rather wait a longer time than get the same game every year aka COD,AC series….


  5. Jac7

    August 11, 2015 at 08:50

    Please not now, I’m still playing Skyrim. Thanks to that game, my life is now a country song – wife in kids gone and left me. Even the dang dog gone and pack his bags.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 11, 2015 at 10:12

      Good thing you can get all that in-game. 😉


  6. Timmy_The_Good_Troll

    August 11, 2015 at 09:09

    A new Elder Scrolls needs to be set on one of the other continents of Nirn, not Tamriel, thereby a lot of additional lore/races can be explored and give the series the refresh it needs. ESO covered most of Tamriel so its time to expand.


    • lorddevonshire

      August 11, 2015 at 09:26

      we’ve never actually seen akavir which is kind of surprising considering how important it is to the lore of the series. so I would hope that a future game be set in akavir or at the very least have a storyline to do with it


  7. Allykhat

    August 11, 2015 at 09:14

    “a remaster of Skyrim”

    Geoff… dont go teasing me now… None of this Half Life 3 conspiracy drama plsnthnx


    • Hammersteyn

      August 11, 2015 at 10:23



  8. Brady miaau

    August 11, 2015 at 10:08

    Morrowwind remaster?

    I liked the edginess of that world. Also, cats.


  9. Cyberats

    August 12, 2015 at 01:15

    I used to write for Elder Scrolls but then I took a dragon to the knee ?


  10. Cyberats

    August 12, 2015 at 01:17

    They’ve already jumped the shark with an alligator which got stomped by a mammoth which got eaten by a dragon. If you can kill the king of all dragons, what would be your sequel ? Sure I can write one, but they won’t hire me for that.


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