A Frustratingly Brief Look at STARFIELD, Bethesda's Newest Game Franchise

Posted June 12, 2018

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available for pre-order now.

This is not a drill: The Elder Scrolls VI is officially in development, and Bethesda shared the first trailer for the game at E3 2018. It can be played landscape or portrait. You can already register your interest for the title at both the App Store and the Play Store and will be notified once it launches. The game is scheduled for release in Spring 2019.

Blades is "a massive first-person RPG with console quality graphics, but with a uniquely mobile experience", Howard said, describing the campaign-centric title as, "at its heart.a pure Elder Scrolls game". Finally, "Town" is the single-player campaign which features the typical roleplaying and story elements you would expect from an Elder Scrolls game, but also has town building aspects to it.

Both the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series have shared a similar character progression system and open-world backdrop, partially rooted in their sharing of the same gaming engine.

However, it was the final announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI, the long-anticipated follow up to 2011's Skyrim, which subsequently took the internet by storm.

While Starfield is probably going to be great, there is one other major franchise in Bethesda's pocket that we've been waiting to hear about for years now- The Elder Scrolls. So work has definitely begun on TES 6, but we may not see any gameplay for a while. It won't be a full MMO like The Elder Scrolls Online or World of Warcraft, but will bring handfuls of players together in instanced servers created to support a few dozen at a time. The game will take place in Paris as the girls hunt for their father, who has gone missing. Skyrim was set in the titular region in the snowy north, while Oblivion was set in the central region of Cyrodiil. Other areas in Tamriel covered in previous games include Morrowind, Hammerfell, and High Rock.

This is a completely new IP, described by Bethesda as a space epic.