Anyone who has been around in the last few gaming generations remembers what monster Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was, after all the game is still being ported to modern hardware and has a huge loyal fanbase on PC. Thanks to modding and the longevity of the overall franchise though, the next iteration has been given a bit boost in terms of hype. Fans are eagerly awaiting more news about Elder Scrolls 6. And since fans heard so little since that scant reveal last year, there has been an eager wait for more. Cut to today when we get the first glimpse of Elder Scrolls 6 production. Namely, because it looks like Bethesda has begun staffing up for the new RPG.
Per this report from Dexerto, 103 job postings went up over this month on the ZeniMax recruitment page. These include a mixture of positions like producers, video editors, and programmers, for Bethesda Game Studios in Rockville, MD. This of course doesn’t necessarily mean that the positions will all be for the same project.
There was another major announcement alongside the new RPG. The surprise reveal of Starfield, a sci-fi take on the epic RPG formula dominated by Bethesda, could also be involved here. There’s been no confirmation of exactly what the company is planing, but one can bet that Bethesda is looking to reinvent themselves after the disasters of Fallout 76.
The imminent launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2020 has also added fuel to the speculation fire. With so many games being delayed, possibly to time their launches closer to the new console debuts, there’s a lot of hype around whether Elder Scrolls 6 will come to next-gen consoles. Obviously, the game is still very early in production, so I would expect it until 2021 at the earliest.