'Elder Scrolls VI' Release Date And Year Allegedly Leaked Online
The sequel to 2011's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Elder Scrolls VI, obviously - has been eagerly anticipated by fans since its initial bare-bones reveal at E3 2018. Since then, we haven't had much in the way of details on The Elder Scrolls VI, other than the fact that it will be heading to next-gen consoles.
But now, Reddit user ToddIsMyMom has revealed a whole load of new information on the game, including the game's release year of 2025. Of course, it's probably best to take this with a grain of salt. Or rather, a bucketload. But hey, you never know.
In a huge Reddit post (thanks Gamerant), the Reddit user states that The Elder Scrolls VI will be called Redfall and takes place in the regions of High Rock and Hammerfell - though apparently, the original trailer showed Yokuda, "the archipelago remnants of the Redguard's homeland". The would-be leaker also states that the main quest will revolve around Direnni Tower, said to be the oldest building in all of Tamriel.
Reads the post: "We're really excited about this because High Rock hasn't be really explored since (the second Elder Scrolls game) Daggerfall, and Hammerfell has a ton of interesting lore that's really shaping quests and plot lines. So many players seem to think that High Rock is just generic medieval fantasy, but the truth though is that (the first Elder Scrolls game) Arena and Daggerfall were both more closely inspired by DnD, and as a result leaned into that generic fantasy a bit more."
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To say the Reddit post has a lot of detail is an understatement. The poster goes on to say that the game won't be procedurally generated, as that's "not how the company today works", preferring the handcrafted method instead. There's also quite a bit of detail on the magic system, guilds and factions, and crafting. You can check out the entire post here. And if you're wondering how 'ToddIsMyMom' has access to this kind of information, he does hint quite heavily at the beginning of the post:
"Hey guys. To start, I'm not going to say where exactly I work or who I might know, because I like job security and leaking information is the first huge step to losing that job security. Suffice it to say I'm close with Bethesda Game Studios and I understand what it's like to itch for news on a favorite game."
In related news, it does seem that The Elder Scrolls VI has started full production - or at least, that's what a handful of job listing suggested back in January. The listings were posted on Bethesda's website and were after a number of programmers to work on the "bleeding-edge of RPG development for PC and consoles" as well as assist in the "implementation of new gameplay features: player and characters' behaviours, combat and powers mechanics, user interface, etc".
But if the leaked release window of 2025 is in any way accurate, it looks like we still have a long time to wait for The Elder Scrolls VI.
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