When the highly-anticipated role-playing game “The Elder Scrolls 6” became a no-show at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 in June, fans and gamers were extremely disappointed.
But to be fair to Bethesda, it did made plenty or reveals with a lot of other video games in its stable during the event including “Fallout 4,” “Dishonored 2” “The Evil Within,” “Doom” and “Battlecry.”
It would have been foolhardy for the developer to launch two role-playing games in “Fallout 4” and “The Elder Scrolls 6” on the same event as one would surely steal the thunder of the other.
However, immediately after the E3 2015, reports started coming out that Bethesda plans to make the next holding of the same event, the E3 2016, will all be for “The Elder Scrolls 6” since it is the only highly-anticipated high-profile video game title remaining on Bethesda’s roster that has yet to be released.
If it’s any consolation to fans and gamers of “The Elder Scrolls” video game franchise, Bethesda did release the online multiplayer version of the game, “The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited” less than a week before the E3 2015.
It seems that barely two months after insinuating the prospect of having “The Elder Scrolls 6” being Bethesda’s main dish for E3 2016, reports are now going around that the developer seems to have put the game in the backburner for good.
Pushing the release date further back
While it would still be working on the development of the game, the insinuations going around these days is that Bethesda would be focusing on the continued development of “Fallout 4” which is set to roll out to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in November this year.
After getting privy to reports that “The Elder Scrolls 6” will be featured at the E3 2016, many of its fans and gamers were already anticipating the possible release date of the game to be either in late 2016 or early 2017.
However, according to Venture Capital Post, with the extreme concentration being poured by Bethesda on “Fallout 4,” there is a good chance that “The Elder Scrolls 6” would be rolled out in 2018.
Apparently, Bethesda is highly optimistic of the sales showing of “Fallout 4” starting November this year that the developer will continue to focus on its updates including DLCs and patches and milk the most out of the role-playing title.
It is not clear however why Bethesda would need plenty from its development team for “Fallout 4” after its release to the retail markets when, in fact, they shall only be focusing on updates instead of the usual game development.
Least of its priority
The Christian Today also confirmed that Bethesda Softworks is putting “The Elder Scrolls 6” as one of its least priorities because it needs to provide continuous support for “Fallout 4” when it hits the video gaming shelves in November.
Bethesda believes that “Fallout 4” will actually beat the record showing of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” which was released way back in 2011.
Pete Hines, Bethesda vice president for marketing, in a recent interview, predicted that “Fallout 4” will top “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” and that it could be the company’s biggest release ever.
He added that it is part of his job to build the megaphone that they hold up to the game, and the game decides how loud it goes.
While waiting for “The Elder Scrolls 6,” fans and gamers can still enjoy the “The Elder Scrolls Online” especially now that a new DLC is coming to the game on September 15.