Bethesda Not Working on the Elder Scrolls VI ‘at the Moment’


Bethesda Game Studios dealt fans of the Elder Scrolls series a critical blow on Saturday. According to a report by, Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines tweeted that the video-game company is not “working on [The Elder Scrolls VI] at the moment.”

Of course, the language is a little vague here. GameSpot speculates “that pre-production, but not full production, is already underway.” Fortunately, though, fans will have a special edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to hold them over until the sixth iteration of the series is released.

The special edition of Skyrim is set to release on Oct. 28. Per, the re-release will support mods on console versions and transfer saves between the original game and the special edition on PC.

In an interview with IGN (h/t, Hines said the special edition will be “as next-gen” as possible.

We haven’t gotten into the full, ‘Here’s all the thing we’re doing,’ but the basic idea is in all the ways possible, we’re trying to improve it and make it as next-gen and appropriate for these consoles as possible. Performance, effects or whatever we can do to make the game look and feel better, we’re going to give it a go.

So for the next four months, we’ll just have to take arrows to knee on our measly standard editions.