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Keep dreaming.

Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that fans of The Elder Scrolls series will have to wait a considerable amount of time before the highly anticipated sixth installment, The Elder Scrolls 6 release date is locked in. According to Spencer, the game is “five-plus years away,” suggesting that it won’t be available until at least 2028, under the best-case scenario.

The Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date Is a Longterm Project

The confirmation that The Elder Scrolls 6 release date won’t be for another five-plus years was as part of a statement delivered during the recent hearing for the Federal Trade Commission vs. Microsoft case. Journalist Stephen Totilo was listening in:

Although Spencer’s comment was concise, he apparently also expressed uncertainty about the platforms on which TESVI would be available. This uncertainty, combined with the projected timeline of more than five years, suggests that the game may launch alongside the next generation of video game consoles. Microsoft anticipates the arrival of these next-gen consoles in 2028, which aligns with the five-year timeframe mentioned earlier. Consequently, there is a possibility that TESVI could be among the launch titles for the upcoming Xbox console.

To provide some perspective, The Elder Scrolls 6 was first teased in 2018 through a brief trailer. If the game’s release aligns with the projected timeline, it would mean that it will launch at least ten years after its initial announcement.

That’s a heck of a long time to be waiting. Mind you, it rather makes sense given that Bethesda has been busily developing the upcoming Starfield. Before that, its attention has been focused on the Fallout series. Again, given that Bethesda typically takings its time developing hallmark titles, it’s not overly surprising the wait will be so long.