While Xbox and Bethesda haven't explicitly said that The Elder Scrolls 6 is not coming to the PS5, the pair have more or less confirmed as much on several occasions. And this stings for those who bought a PS5. The Elder Scrolls is one of the biggest and most popular series in gaming, and it's a series PlayStation players have been enjoying since the PS3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion through the PS4 via The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online. And now the former is on PS5 via the Anniversary Edition while the latter continues to be supported on the console. Yet, it seems like this is all PlayStation fans are going to get out of the series going forward, which makes a new tease from Xbox boss Phil Spencer all the more painful. While speaking about the game, Spencer confirmed not only is the game ambitious, but the aim is to create something that will be played at least for a decade like Skyrim. In other words, it's going to be a painful miss for PlayStation fans.
"You go back and you read a review of the first Elder Scrolls. And then you read The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's, then you read The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's. You blackout a couple of things. And they read the same," said Spencer. "'You've stepped out and oh my gosh, it feels so real'. People change. Technology changes. But the ultimate goal is still to make it so that, when you boot the game up, you feel like you've been transported.... The Elder Scrolls VI has got to be a 'decade game.' How do you make a game where you go into it, like, "People have to play it for a decade?'"
While this statement doesn't reveal much about the game itself, it does shed light on the game's development. One thing is clear and it's that Xbox and Bethesda know the game has to be special, which likely means it will be getting extra resources.
The Elder Scrolls 6 is currently without a release date, and right now, there's also no word of a release window or platforms. For more coverage on the next installment in The Elder Scrolls series -- including all of the latest news, rumors, leaks, and speculation -- click here.
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