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The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield Development Wont Be Hampered by New Indiana Jones Game

Todd Howard has it all under control.

January 14, 2021

Just a couple of days ago, Bethesda confirmed that Machine Games, developers of the recent Wolfenstein series, is developing a brand new Indiana Jones game. The announcement also confirmed that Bethesda stalwart, Todd Howard, would be executive producing the game. The news was met with plenty of excitement over social media, however, some fans shared some concerns for two of Bethesda’s other huge titles, Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6.

Alongside the new Indiana Jones game, Howard will be executive producing the upcoming Fallout TV Series as well as directing both Starfield and the next Elder Scrolls title. While that may seem a lot, Bethesda Vice President, Pete Hines has moved to confirm that the Indiana Jones game won’t have an impact on either of the game’s development.

In a tweet, Hines said:

Todd is currently EP on many BGS and other projects, such as the Fallout TV show. His main focus remains Directing the upcoming Starfield and TES6 games, which aren’t affected by today’s news.

For those excited by either title, that’s good news. However, don’t expect them any time soon with Hines previously saying, “if you’re coming at me for details now and not years from now, I’m failing to properly manage your expectations.”

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Bethesda will make things incredibly interesting for both The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield. While the games are likely to be two of the biggest titles of this generation, it’s unclear whether they’ll make their way onto Sony’s PS5. Todd Howard has previously said that it “is hard to imagine” The Elder Scrolls 6 coming only to Xbox platforms, however, that likely doesn’t mean much given Microsoft paid over $7 billion for the studios.

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Two of the previous Elder Scrolls titles celebrate big anniversaries this year, with Oblivion turning 15 and Skyrim turning 10. It will be interesting to see if Bethesda decides to do anything to celebrate these milestones.

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Sam (He/Him) is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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