While there was plenty of Elder Scrolls news at Bethesda’s 2016 E3 Press Conference, an conspicuously absent point was The Elder Scrolls VI. Despite that, Bethesda Game Software’s chief game creator Todd Howard told Geoff Keighley on YouTube Live at E3 that the next iteration is already in development — just a far while off.
When asked whether Bethesda was going to be doing another Elder Scrolls game, Howard responded:
That’s kind of like the elephant in the room always when we talk about anything. And I think it’s good in these moments to tell our fans, ‘Yes, of course we are. It’s something we love.’ But it is–you know, I have to be careful what I say–it’s a very long way off.
I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, ‘That sounds like you don’t even have the technology–how long is that going to take?’ And so is is something that is going to take a lot of time what we have in mind for that game.
And we actually have two other large projects we’re also doing that are bigger than anything we’ve done. People will probably hear about those probably even before Elder Scrolls VI. And that’ll make sense many years from now.
There is no word on what either of these two other projects may be, or how far off The Elder Scrolls VI may even be.