Bethesda fans have been eagerly awaiting any information on the next Elder Scrolls game and it looks like we’ve finally got something that looks very promising.
A trademark dispute between Bethesda and science-fiction author Jay Falconer has come to light, and it’s all down to a name that Bethesda is using – Redfall.
Falconer has authored two books in his Redfall series, and it’s apparently the name that’s been earmarked for the next Elder Scrolls.
Over on Twitter the matter has become very public, with Falconer saying:
“My lawyers made attempts to contact gaming company to work out a simple licensing deal for them to use my Redfall name,
“They ignored me every time. Shame. Left me no choice. All could have been avoided. Just call my attorneys back.”
@zoe_dels Your Redfall Article. My lawyers made attempts to contact gaming company to work out a simple licensing deal for them to use my Redfall name. They ignored me every time. Shame. Left me no choice. All could have been avoided. Just call my attorneys back.
— Jay Falconer, Author (@JayJFalconer) February 20, 2019
Last year we reported on a leaked a trademark application from the company behind Bethesda, ZeniMax Media Inc.
The trademark was for something called “Redfall,” which is described as “computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles.”
At the time, it was heavily speculated that Redfall is the title for Elder Scrolls 6, and the above trademark dispute might be further proof of the rumour…
So, why Redfall?
Reddit has a lot of theories on the matter, with one user speculating: “If this has anything to do with TES6 then what this could be it the two words REDGUARD and DAGGERFALL put together into REDFALL.
“The word itself does not make much sense though, I doubt they would name the next game Redfall.
“Keep also in mind that this cannot be put together from REDGUARD and HAMMERFELL because of the E in the FELL.
“This is my opinion!”
Another Reddit user mused: “It could always be a new place that hasn’t existed. Morthal didn’t exist until Skyrim if I’m not mistaken and the old city that used to be in its vicinity during arena was actually made into ruins/a dungeon.”
As for the trademark dispute, Bethesda has yet to comment.
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