Fans Believe The Elder Scrolls 6 Hype Has Been Shattered After Starfield

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Fans Have Lost Hope In Bethesda!

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  • The Elder Scrolls 6 is Bethesda’s next game after Starfield.
  • Fans have found themselves less enthusiastic about the former after Bethesda’s latest title.
  • Many believe that the team is still stuck in the past with outdated design.

Bethesda Game Studios is now working on the highly anticipated sequel to Skyrim, which was announced in 2018 because of fan demand. The game has only begun early development so far, but fans are already concerned.

While The Elder Scrolls 6 is still years away from its release, fans of the franchise are worried after Starfield. Many consider this title to be outdated, setting a bad precedent for the upcoming Elder Scrolls entry.

Why it matters: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was a game-changer for RPGs, introducing the genre to mainstream audiences with an incredible open world. This raised the bar for future Bethesda Game Studios titles, but the developer has not been able to live up to expectations since.

Has the Elder Scrolls 6 lost anticipation?
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Fans recently took to Reddit, discussing how the anticipation for The Elder Scrolls 6 went down soon after the release of Starfield. Many believe Bethesda Game Studios is stuck in the past and never moved on.

Since Starfield’s release, it just seems like Bethesda is stuck 15 years in the past with the way they make their games.


This is a sentiment that many have already echoed before, including popular modders who abandoned Starfield after their disappointment.

This thread has become quite popular on Reddit, suggesting that most of the users agree with the opinion. Some have claimed that they do not have much hope for The Elder Scrolls 6 after 2023.

The thread has also gathered over 7K likes.

 Bethesda have lost their soul and their design choices in combination with never switching engine is a testament for TES6 downfall.


Fans also appear to be upset about Bethesda Game Studios’ continuing to rely on an outdated engine. While modern studios are transitioning to cutting-edge technologies like Unreal Engine 5, a game like Starfield is plagued with inconsistent visuals.

On many occasions, the game looks outdated. Meanwhile, the Creation Engine’s strengths are not allowing the team to make up for these weaknesses. Some fans have also pointed out that the developers have a horrific attitude.

They stated that the studio still believes they can do no wrong despite the fact that a developer already acknowledged this attitude as a problem during the launch of Fallout 76.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 Is Still Many Years Away

Still, some fans remain optimistic about The Elder Scrolls 6. Since modern games require several years to develop, this title is not coming for at least three more years. During this time, the developer could address all the issues after feedback from Starfield.

Fans also believe that the excitement will eventually return once the game is fully revealed with a proper gameplay trailer and the marketing kicks off.

Phil Spencer himself believes The Elder Scrolls 6 is not coming before 2028. The game is in very early development for the time being, and Bethesda is also supporting Starfield with post-launch updates.

Recent developments around Microsoft’s exclusivity policies mean that The Elder Scrolls 6 and its exclusivity are also surrounded by mystery. Various Xbox exclusives have just been launched for rival platforms.

While a big game like The Elder Scrolls 6 is expected to skip PlayStation consoles, Microsoft’s current direction means that the opposite is not completely off the table either.

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