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‘The Elder Scrolls 6’ release date: Gameplay reveal for sixth entry might drop months before the title hit the shelves

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“The Elder Scrolls 6” is speculated to come out in 2024 at the earliest. This isn’t surprising since Bethesda’s manpower is currently being taken by “Starfield,” a new IP for the studio.

But since gameplay reveals or a teaser clip usually drops a year or two before the official title hit the shelves, could a sneak peek for “The Elder Scrolls 6” drop in 2022 or 2023? Well, going by Todd Howard’s statement in an interview with IGN, it appears that won’t be the case.

Howard said that he wants gameplay reveals to be as close to the title’s launch as possible. Even though he didn’t specifically mention “The Elder Scrolls 6” – or any titles for that matter – it’s safe to assume that his statement encompasses games under the Bethesda umbrella.

The Elder Scrolls 6 early gameplay reveal might hurt the game

While others may view this as a bad maneuver, it’s actually a good thing for gameplay reveals to be as proximal to the title’s release, not only for the sake of fans’ expectations but for the game as a whole. “The Elder Scrolls 6” coming out early may hurt it on account that video game development is such an ever-changing process.

Miles Tost, the level designer of “Cyberpunk 2077,” holds a similar sentiment saying that ideas for a game would usually come up, die, and resurface again through the development phase. “The Elder Scrolls 6” being given early to the community might raise expectations that might under deliver when players finally get their hands on the title.

The Elder Scrolls 6 is supposedly playable for at least 10 years

There are multiple games that already suffered from this blunder, including those coming out from renowned gaming studios. Bioware easily comes to mind given how they’ve handled “Anthem.” Thus, it appears that Howard wants to avoid such mistake by closing the gap between a title’s release date and its gameplay demo. Whatever the case, “The Elder Scrolls 6” won’t be coming out anytime soon anyway so there’s no rush from the studio.

With 2020 releasing titles like “Cyberpunk 2077,” “The Last Of Us Part 2,” and other gripping games, it appears that there’s enough content for gamers to tide them over until such time that “The Elder Scrolls 6” finally arrives. Howard said assured that the game will be playable for 10 years, at the least, similar to the phenomenon seen with the likes of “Skyrim” and “GTA 5.”

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