The sixth installment to the popular “The Elder Scrolls” video game franchise has been rumored from late last year that it will be officially unveiled by game developer Bethesda Studios at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016. From there, the game shall make it to the PC and the gaming consoles possibly later in the year or early next year, the rumors added.
The speculations actually began when Bethesda alluded during the E3 2015 last year that while “The Elder Scrolls 6” was hardly mentioned in the event because of “Fallout 4” and other video games from the developer’s roster, it shall have the next E3 2016 all to itself.
But it seems that those are merely advance hype because it is becoming clear now that Bethesda Studios is unlikely to launch the role-playing game “The Elder Scrolls 6” at the E3 2016 especially when word was confirmed that the developer will be releasing the latest DLC to “The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited” at the E3 2016.
It can be recalled that “The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited” was officially released by Bethesda on June 9 last year, about a week before the E3 2015.
The DLC game pack for the online multiplayer game, officially called as “The Dark Brotherhood” will be released on the PC and the Mac on May 31 while it would be released on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on June 14 or on the actual day itself of the E3 2016, reports the Christian Today.
It would not be strategic on the part of Bethesda Studios to release the new DLC for “The Elder Scrolls Online” at the E3 2016 and then officially unveil “The Elder Scrolls 6” on the same event because one would surely steal the thunder from the other.
Incidentally, Bethesda has announced that players can already download the public test server of “The Elder Scrolls Online” in preparation for the roll-out of “The Dark Brotherhood” DLC.
Settlement-building in ‘The Elder Scrolls 6’
Bethesda Studios may have fallen short with the latest DLC for “Fallout 4” known as the “Wasteland Workshop” because most players were not impressed by its features, but the elements of the new content, particularly its settlement-building would likely be adopted by the developer for “The Elder Scrolls 6,” or at least, that’s what the fans want.
The feature of the DLC on the “Fallout 4” however, has made players to devote many hours to customize their wasteland settlements, which they are now pushing for inclusion on “The Elder Scrolls 6,” details Neurogadget.
In fact, some are actually saying that the concept has already been on the mind of the development teams of “Fallout 4” and “The Elder Scrolls 6” right from the very start of development.
While the settlement-building feature was not that successful in “Fallout 4,” Bethesda could make the proper adjustments by coming up instead with smaller outposts on “The Elder Scrolls 6.” On a smaller scale, the player character could be given an estate to customize and expand.
An estate would not have the same sort of population but players could hire non-playable characters as servants or invite characters to stay as guests.
In any case, with or without the settlement-building feature, it still does not lessen the fan and gamer excitement on “The Elder Scrolls 6” which would likely be unveiled next year and possibly come out to the gaming consoles and the PC later in 2017 or early in 2018.
The silence of Bethesda Studios regarding updates to “The Elder Scrolls 6” has already been deafening that the rumors and murmurs in the gaming community about the highly-anticipated game emanate mostly from gamers and critics.