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‘The Elder Scrolls 6’ Release Date, Gameplay, Features: Sequel Set in Hammerfell; No New Teasers at E3 2019

Promotional gameplay screenshot of "The Elder Scrolls Online - Elsweyr" | Photo by Bethesda Softworks via Steam

Video game fans should start facing the reality that “The Elder Scrolls 6” will not be released in the next few years. But nothing can stop them from speculating on the upcoming gameplay plot and where the sequel would be primarily located.

The entire franchise is situated in the fictional continent called Tamriel. It is composed of eight regions where some of the main series installments were named after such as “Morrowind,” “Skyrim,” and “Elsweyr.” The geographical features of these locations are also very distinct and it is what a recent report has used as a reference for speculations that “The Elder Scrolls 6” could be primarily set in Hammerfell.

Sportskeeda argues that “the rocky desert landscape” shown in a mini preview of “The Elder Scrolls 6” game engine is a strong indication that Hammerfell will be the next destination. This speculation has actually started last year when Bethesda announced the game at E3.

The same report also offers some interesting points on why Hammerfell could be a worthy location in “The Elder Scrolls 6.” Compared to other provinces of Tamriel, Hammerfell is the one that has not been featured as much since the franchise launched. So aside from its varied geographical feature and terrain, an all-new environment could positively affect the players’ perception of the gameplay.

Unfortunately, it might take a long time before fans could confirm if “The Elder Scrolls 6” is really set in Hammerfell or not. Bethesda has repeatedly mentioned that they still have a long way to go in developing the sequel. In fact, they have already dismissed all hopes of seeing the game at E3 2019.

Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard confirmed at the PAX East stage last March that, while they will have an E3 2019 media event, “The Elder Scrolls 6” is not part of the programme. “It's not something we're going to be talking about at E3 — either [‘Starfield’ or ‘TES6’] — this year. And so patience, please,” said Howard. At this point, the release date of “The Elder Scrolls 6” is probably not set in stone yet.

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