The Elder Scrolls VI "in Pre-Production", Starfield "Playable" Says Todd Howard

The Elder Scrolls VI "in Pre-Production", Starfield "Playable" Says Todd Howard

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Richard Walker

Last night, Bethesda announced the double whammy of both The Elder Scrolls VI and new sci-fi title Starfield, releasing brief teaser trailers for both that really only signified that both games are in development and set to arrive at some point. However, both might not surface on this current generation of consoles.

Of the two, Starfield is apparently further along in development, according to Game Director Todd Howard, but both are in the early stages of production. “I would say Elder Scrolls VI is in pre-production and Starfield is in production. It’s a game we’ve been making for a while," Howard told Geoff Keighley in an interview.

“Starfield is playable, Elder Scrolls VI, not in that way yet," he added. When quizzed on the games a few years ago, Howard had mentioned that "the technology wasn’t there yet for the game they wanted to build." Keighley followed up on his original question, asking: "Is the technology there now?”

According to Howard, “it’s getting closer…”

Potentially, that means that The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield are more likely to arrive on the next wave of platforms, whenever they may eventually surface. Both teaser trailers were release to formally announce the games and establish their tone, Howard explained, but we could be in for a long wait before we see either of them.

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  • Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies...
  • I understand that they want to build hype for their games, but what's the point of announcing them if their not even almost done? Maybe he knows that the next generation of consoles is coming pretty soon. That would be my guess at least.
  • ...why would they put time and money in a project focusing for the next gen platforms while it is unsure when they will appear? Me thinks there have been some secret management meetings where developers and in this case Microsoft have agreed aka business plan when the next gen will appear, it is definitely in the process of development!!! Can not imagine that they like to hype a game for more than two years...nevertheless, it looks that there are some great games coming out in the future...
  • Hopefully they're going big and right now they are limited by the power of an original Xbox one and unable to get the result they demand of themselves.
  • im ok with them telling me thier pipedream, at least i know what to wait for and stuff, i wish some how scalebound got picked up by someone
  • @1 Love when I referenced that back when Fallout 4 was announced I got so many downvotes. I see you all have come to your senses not to trust the salesman.
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