The Elder Scrolls 5 a.k.a Skyrim a.k.a one of the best games of all time, is now nearly a decade old, and it’s time we start asking: what do we want to see from The Elder Scrolls 6?
We know the game is currently being worked on by Bethesda, and we know the game won’t be making an appearance at E3 2019, but apart from that, we know virtually nothing.
However, with such a dedicated fanbase of millions of players looking to the future, it’s interesting to see what features and additions we all want for the next game.
Battle mechanics and graphics
One of the biggest things we want to see from The Elder Scrolls 6 has to be better battle mechanics.
On Twitter, one user said: “I’ll probably end up passing on Elder Scrolls 6 if they don’t completely revamp the controls or make combat far more immersive. In-depth block and parry mechanics. Deeper magic systems that interact with the world around you. It ain’t gonna happen though.”
Being originally created for last-gen consoles and PCs, there are lot of improvements that TES6 can make on its predecessor, and if Bethesda is short on idea it only needs to glance at some fan-made mods to get an idea of what we want to see.
Considering how few details are known about the game, it’s not likely to be dropping anytime soon, meaning it’s more than likely being made for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett. Hopefully that means that battle mechanics are being worked on from the ground up, and hopefully it means we’ll see a true next-gen upgrade and more streamlined combat.
Back to its roots
Over on Reddit, some players are hoping that TES6 will go back to some of the best-loved games in the franchise, including the likes of Morrowind.
“I’d like open cities again like Morrowind /Levitation,” wrote a user by the name of lurkingforinfo666. “Also spell crafting / more Daedric quests.”
As one of the best RPGs of all time and a case for the awesomeness of single player games, Skyrim has a lot that Bethesda needs to take note of for the next game in the series.
lurkingforinfo666 went on to consider different ways in which the next game could play, suggesting an option to “use a classic RPG mode and an option to use a Skyrim style mode for fans of either or.”
Now that’s definitely an idea that Bethesda needs to take on board, as it would make the game a lot more accessible to a lot of different types of players.
Redditor Rodgerroe expressed concern about the recent trend in focusing on multiplayer, writing: “Keep it single player only. A focus on multiplayer will be a definite dealbreaker for me. Also let me stay the focus/saviour of the game. That’s the main reason I’ll always prefer Skyrim instead of Oblivion.”
And of course, no microtransactions goes without saying…
Will Elder Scrolls 6 Be A little less lonely?
Another Reddit thread started a dialogue about how lonely Skyrim can be at times, especially when compared to other recent AAA successes.
User Tjaart22 pondered on whether or not the next Elder Scrolls game could use some NPC companions in some form, writing: “After completing Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassins Creed Odyssey I have noticed that both games, more-so for RDR2, put emphasis on working as a group or at least with a couple other people.
“From playing Skyrim and Oblivion it’s usually just the protagonist going alone and doing their own shtick. They do have characters that help them but they usually just stay safe while your character does it all.
“So for the main questline I was hoping the next game could focus more on working as a group to solve whatever the main problem(s) is. For example, there could be around three to five other main characters that are around on at least half of the main questline missions. You just execute as a team and are forced to work together building chemistry. This could obviously set up some sad death scenes, which greatly add to the story.”
It’s definitely an interesting idea, but it’s something that would have to be implemented early on in the development process. Something like this has to be properly integrated to avoid that feeling of shoe-horning.
Probably one of the most-requested (and most important) things players want for The Elder Scrolls 6 is for it to be built in a brand-new engine.
Hopefully, with the release likely to be with next-gen in mind, this is something that Bethesda is already hard at working on.
On Twitter, one Skyrim fan said: “Honestly, I hope Bethesda invest in a new Engine for Elder Scrolls 6. I just crashed Skyrim randomly during the fight with Aludin and it was super annoying. Froze my entire computer and I had to force a restart.”
Elder Scrolls 6 Learning from the past
Let’s face it, Fallout 76 was a huge problem for Bethesda, and it’s definitely worried a lot of fans eager for TES6.
Now, the disaster that was Fallout 76 is worlds away from the success of TES series, and Elder Scrolls Online is only going from strength to strength.
As long as Bethesda has its eyes on the prize and listens to the community, there shouldn’t be any need to worry about TES6.
What do you most want to see in The Elder Scrolls 6?
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