“Fallout 4” and to a lesser extent, “The Elder Scrolls 6“–if that’s what the two games are called, have been the subject of speculation, rumors, and hoaxes.
Bethesda game director Todd Howard recently gave an interview, essentially saying that the company won’t have any announcements about upcoming games.
“We don’t [have a timeframe for our next game announcement],” he told Rock Paper Shotgun. “But I think it’s gonna be a while.”
He added: “We’ve gotten fairly used to all the questions and curiosity over the years. Everyone wants information. Right now, we’re just trying to figure out which of our ideas are going to stick and finding an appropriate time to talk about it.”
Howard, however, noted that the PC market will be a focal point.
“PC is resurgent,” he said. “Skyrim did better than we’ve ever done on PC by a large, large number. And that’s where the mods are. That feeds the game for a long time. And it’s exciting that the new consoles are very PC-like. That opens up avenues for us going forward to do things that we’ve wanted to do in the past. There are kind of random ideas we’re working on right now, and it’s like, ‘Wow, I think there’s potential here to do some really cool stuff.’”
Over the past few months, rumors have mostly popped up about “Fallout 4,” with one notable leak coming from Kotaku. The website published essentially a casting document that confirmed the existence of the game being developed.
Earlier, there were reports saying that Bethesda sent people to Boston to do scouting.
The most recent “Fallout” title was “New Vegas” in 2010, which was set in Las Vegas and developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
And there’s been even less information about an “Elder Scrolls 6.”
Bethesda, according to Gamespot, trademarked “Starfield,” “Soulburst,” and “Void Engine.” There’s been no information about these yet.
Bethesda is currently making preparations to launch “Elder Scrolls Online,” which is coming in April.