The role-playing game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” was so successful when it was released by game publisher Bethesda Softworks in 2011 that when gamers started looking forward to its successor, they referred to it in two ways – “The Elder Scrolls 6” or “Skyrim 2.”
Of course, the correct term would be “The Elder Scrolls 6” in reference to the previous games of the very successful video game franchise since “Skyrim” in the fifth installment is just the title of that particular game. After all, nobody referred to “The Elder Scrolls 4” as “Morrowind 2” or “The Elder Scrolls 5” as “Oblivion 2.”
However, calling the successor of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” as “Skyrim 2” could only mean two things. The fifth installment left a cliffhanger in the end that gamers believe that a second part is in the offing, or players enjoyed the game so much that they would certainly want a second serving so they like to have it as sort of continuation of the previous title and thus calling it “Skyrim 2.”
Since Bethesda did not make any kind of reveal about the game during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 held in June, many gamers believe that “The Elder Scrolls 6” will have its day at the limelight at the E3 2016 in June next year.
While most reports have it that Bethesda would launch “The Elder Scrolls 6” in June next year, Yibada believes that the game publisher could actually do it as early as March next year.
However, since Bethesda has yet to make an official announcement or statement to confirm the launch and release dates of “The Elder Scrolls 6,” all the reports coming out about it are merely speculations at this time.
It is imperative for Bethesda Softworks to finally launch and release “The Elder Scrolls 6” next year at the latest since it is now under pressure by rumors that another developer is said to be working on “Skyrim 2.”
While it may not make sense in terms of rights to the franchise, titles, and game characters are concerned, having a “Skyrim 2” that is separate from “The Elder Scrolls” franchise is actually technically feasible.
It can be recalled that Canadian game developer and publisher Ubisoft previously made a survey among gamers on which video games they would like to see coming out soon. The answers of players then were a tossup between “The Elder Scrolls 6” and “Skyrim 2” which is actually one and the same thing, notes Crossmap.
Based on that survey, a developer has since started working on the development of “Skyrim 2.” While it is not clear whether the developer is Ubisoft or some other else, the fact of the matter is that the game has drawn the attention of another developer who wants to capitalize on its potentials too.
Time to move fast
So if Bethesda wants the results of “The Elder Scrolls 6” all to itself, it better move fast or at least maintain its pace and keep its own timeline for the launch and release dates of the game intact. Otherwise, it may be left holding a half-empty or nearly empty bag when “The Elder Scrolls 6” is overtaken to the markets by the rumored “Skyrim 2.”
Meanwhile, there are speculations that the dragons that were featured in the previous installment of the franchise “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” will return to the upcoming game.
It can be recalled that it was Alduin who awakened the dragons. While a good number of them were defeated towards the end of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” there were still a handful of them that escaped. And those beasts would likely return for the next installment of the franchise.