Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5: Summary of the interview with Todd Howard

Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5: Summary of the interview with Todd Howard

According to Todd Howard, Elder Scrolls 6 will be Bethesda’s next game, and then Fallout 5, which will likely be out by 2050.

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In an interview with Todd Howard, Artistic Director of Bethesda, published today by IGN, the latter spoke in more detail about future plans for the studio. He then explained that after the release of Elder Scrolls 6, the studio would turn to developing Fallout 5, the new installment in the hugely popular post-apocalyptic RPG franchise. However, given the massive development time at Bethesda, we shouldn’t expect to be able to play any of these RPGs any time soon.

Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and we’ll be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our list is pretty full for a while.

The plan for the studio would be to complete Starfield in 2023 and then begin development on the next Elder Scrolls game, Elder Scrolls 6, which is currently in pre-production. Only then will the studio focus on Fallout 5.

Todd Howard also mentioned other projects that the team takes on from time to time, but didn’t elaborate on the subject. So we don’t know what kind of project it is or if we’ll get a chance to play it one day.

Elder Scrolls 6 is a long time coming

Elder Scrolls 6 was first officially announced during E3 2018 with a short trailer. Since that announcement, there has been radio silence on the new game in the series. In comparison, the last game in the main Fallout series, Fallout 4, was released in 2015, which is 7 years ago.

Todd Howard told IGN that he would like to be able to develop his games faster, but that making a game like Elder Scrolls and Fallout is a lot of work. That’s why fans have to wait so many years between releases. But it’s a necessary process to achieve a result that fans will be happy with.

They take a while, wish they came out real quicker. We try as hard as we can, but we want them to be as good as possible for everyone.