Todd Howard reports that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be the ‘ultimate fantasy world simulator’, for all those who prefer Skyrim to Starfield.

Right now, Bethesda Game Studios is gearing up to release space exploration RPG Starfield, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also working on The Elder Scrolls 6.

It seems that The Elder Scrolls 6 (AKA Skyrim’s successor) will have a heavy focus on simulation. In previous entries, from Skyrim, to Oblivion, to Morrowind, exploration has always been a highlight, and cities often feel bustling and alive.

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It’s been almost 12 years since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This is due in part to the NPCs, who each come with their own names, dialogue, and even daily routines. Now, The Elder Scrolls 6 looks to be going even further with the fantasy simulation concept.

The Elder Scrolls 6: The Ultimate Fantasy World Simulator

In a new interview with GQ, Todd Howard, director of Bethesda Game Studios, discusses the studio’s latest launch – and looks at what’s up next for The Elder Scrolls 6.

Howard will be directing the upcoming game, though for now his focus is mainly on Starfield. Interestingly, both games were announced on June 18, 2018, during Bethesda’s E3 presentation, a fact that the director may now regret.

If done today ‘I probably would’ve announced it more casually,’ Howard considers.

The director goes on to confirm that The Elder Scrolls 6 also has a codename which he enjoys saying out loud, but he refuses to do so during the interview.

Todd Howard and The Elder Scrolls 6

But it was when he was asked for further details that Todd Howard finally gave us the insight into the next Elder Scrolls that we were waiting for:

“I will say that we want it to fill that role of the ultimate fantasy-world simulator. And there are different ways to accomplish that given the time that has passed.”

It’ll likely be at least 2028 before we get our hands on The Elder Scrolls 6, but it sounds like it’ll be worth the wait.

And while Starfield promises to cater to the sci-fi fans out there, Bethesda Game Studios’ upcoming fantasy RPG is sure to give it a run for its money when it comes to sales.

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