Bethesda Will Not Show Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6 at E3 2019

Bethesda Will Not Show Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6 at E3 2019

Bethesda will not discuss its next-gen RPGs at E3 this year.

The second panel as part of Bethesda's Game Days PAX East celebration is about the 25th Anniversary of The Elder Scrolls. And while it's mostly a chance to visit the whole history of the series, that doesn't mean there isn't a small mention of The Elder Scrolls 6. Specifically, how it's not going to be at E3.

During a highlight reel celebrating 25 years of The Elder Scrolls, a brief moment of the video was dedicated to the YouTuber sometimes known as "Skyrim Grandma" and how Bethesda is actually planning to immortalize her in The Elder Scrolls 6. We see Skyrim Grandma, real name Shirley Curry, in a motion capture outfit and her likeness modeled as a character in The Elder Scrolls 6.

That small moment is actually our first look at what characters could look like in The Elder Scrolls 6. Howard says that moment was "just a little sneak at the technology" Bethesda has been building for The Elder Scrolls 6. It will first actually be seen in the upcoming sci-fi adventure Starfield, and a "second version" of that tech will be used in The Elder Scrolls 6.

And that's all we're going to see of The Elder Scrolls 6 for a while, apparently. Howard says Bethesda will not be talking about either The Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield at E3 this year, presumably to focus on more immediate releases like Doom Eternal.

The Elder Scrolls 6 was surprise announced at Bethesda's last E3 presentation alongside Starfield. Bethesda explained that Starfield was the studio's immediate project, with the next Elder Scrolls coming afterwards.

Bethesda has been adamant that it is still early days for The Elder Scrolls 6, and we will definitely not see it until next-generation consoles are out. Rumors suggest those consoles are slated for 2020-2021, and who knows how much longer after that we'll see The Elder Scrolls 6.

So, if you're hoping to see a new look at Bethesda's fantasy adventure this June, maybe plan to see something else. And check out our Elder Scrolls 6 guide for everything we know so far in Bethesda's next fantasy chapter.

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