Todd Howard wishes he’d announced Elder Scrolls 6 ‘more casually’

So when is it coming out?

A close-up of Todd Howard's face.

Among all this Starfield talk, it’s easy to forget that The Elder Scrolls 6 is even a thing (maybe). It’s been five years since we were treated to a brief tease of the next installment in Bethesda’s flagship series, and the face of the studio seems to regret being too hasty with things.

In a recent interview with GQ, Mr. Skyrim himself, Todd Howard, says he me have been a bit too quick to announce TES6, adding, “I probably would’ve announced it more casually.”

Of course, the interviewer asks whether Howard can divulge any further details about The Elder Scrolls 6. Naturally, the director isn’t saying anything, though he does say that the upcoming RPG does have a codename. He also says that he and the team want the next TES game to “fill that role of the ultimate fantasy-world simulator.”

So when is it co-

When’s it coming out, I hear you ask? Again, nobody can really say. As a sidenote, Howard does make a comment about how he wants to keep making games, with no plans to retire any time soon. He even likens his career path to Nintendo’s own Shigeru Miyamoto, who’s now in his early 70s.

It’s at this point that the GQ interviewer offers their own speculation, saying that The Elder Scrolls 6 may not be out until Todd Howard reaches 60. Given that his Wikipedia page has him down as being either 52 or 53, this means TES6 might still be a good seven or eight years off.

Obviously, that’s just speculation. Although recent rumors suggest the long-awaited follow-up to Skyrim might be at least five years away. In any case, Bethesda definitely seemed to have done itself a disservice by announcing it so soon.

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