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Elder Scrolls 6 Will Keep People Playing For ‘At Least’ 10 Years

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We might not be seeing anything of The Elder Scrolls 6 at E3 2019, but that doesn’t mean Bethesda and Todd Howard have forgotten about it.

The game is hopefully deep into development right now, and Howard has finally opened up and revealed a little bit more about the next addition to The Elder Scrolls franchise.

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Speaking to IGN, Howard talked firstly about The Elder Scrolls Online and praised its developers at Zenimax Online Studios.

“It’s not that we’re not feeding high-quality Elder Scrolls to people,” said Howard. “They want a certain type of experience that is very, um, it’s what we’ve done,

“You can pick up this water bottle, you can do X, Y, and Z. Things that we love.”

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Speaking specifically about the almost ten year-long gap between Skyrim and the next TES, Howard explained: “The gap in between is obviously going to be long, it already is.

“On one hand, I think it’s good to miss things. I think that makes people come to it with really fresh eyes. And I think when they eventually see the game and what we have in mind, they’ll understand the gap more in terms of technology and what we want it to do.

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“The one thing [the gap] does is people are still playing Skyrim, it’s still one of the best-selling games. I know people joke about it online, but it’s one of the best-selling games on Switch. Anything we put it out on, it becomes a hit game. And they love it, they still play it, it’s almost infinitely playable, all of the mods and everything like that. And we’re 8 years post-Skyrim.

“It lets us know going into Elder Scrolls 6 that this is a game we need to design for people to play for a decade at least, at least.”

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Hopefully TES 6 will take everything we love about Skyrim and crank it up a notch. Speaking of which, here’s everything we want to see in the next TES game.

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