Bethesda Boss says ‘The Elder Scrolls 6’ Will Last Us at Least Ten Years
The wait between The Elder Scrolls V and Skyrim may have passed 10 years, but Bethesda’s Todd Howard wants to let fans know that the long-awaited game will be well worth it. Even suggesting that the next Elder Scrolls will try to match, if it not exceed, Skyrim longevity, Howard said that this game would be one we will play for at least years.
As part of Xbox’s20th anniversary celebrations GQ, Howard talked about the enormous challenge of creating a game that lasts as long as Skyrim has. The company is able to release the game repeatedly because people keep buying it. Howard acknowledged that The Elder Scrolls VIImust be a “decade-long game” after such a long wait. It’s not an easy task to make.
Howard said that it would be insane to try and say, “Okay, this thing you have to top,” in reference to Skyrim’s extremely long shelf life. You realize The Elder Scrolls VII is a ‘decade-game’. What is the best way to make a game that you can play for 10 years?
Howard implied that the Elder Scrolls VI will keep players coming back for years. A few years back, the game director spoke out in a similar manner to IGN.
He said that Skyrim is still being played by people. It’s still one the most popular games. It’s one the most popular Switch games, even though it’s a joke. It’s a hit every time it’s put out there. They love it. With all the mods and other features, it’s nearly infinitely playable.
“That lets us know that The Elder Scrolls VI is a game that people will be able to play for at least a decade. Minimum.”
As long as The Elder Scrolls VI has a modding community as committed as Skyrim, we can rest assured that the game will continue to entertain us for many years. All we have to do is wait for it to launch.