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The Elder Scrolls 6 release Still 5+ years away, says Spencer

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, has officially stated that The Elder Scrolls 6 release date is still at least “five plus years away.” Additionally, he remains cautious about specifying the platforms on which the sequel to Skyrim will be released, emphasizing the difficulty in providing concrete details at this time.

During today’s Microsoft FTC trial, Spencer provided testimony regarding the current state of The Elder Scrolls 6, carefully navigating the discussion about the intended platforms for the game due to its distant release timeframe. While his cautious approach could suggest uncertainty regarding console exclusivity, it is also plausible to consider the possibility that The Elder Scrolls 6 might bypass the current generation of consoles altogether.

During the trial, there was some ambiguity regarding the potential exclusivity of The Elder Scrolls 6, as Spencer had previously mentioned in his deposition.

Phil Spencer’s testimony mentions Elder Scrolls 6 estimated release schedule

“I have made public statements that Elder Scrolls 6 will skip PlayStation”, but he now says he does not recall doing this.

In November 2021, Spencer subtly suggested that Elder Scrolls 6 would be exclusive to Xbox without explicitly stating it. At the time, Spencer said, “It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow. But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls 6. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises.”

Now, in court, Spencer spoke about The Elder Scrolls 6’s release window and planned platforms: “It’s many years away, but it’s a game we have announced we would begin working on.

“I think we’ve been a little unclear on what platforms it will launch on given how far out the game is. It’s difficult for us right now to nail down exactly what platforms that game will launch on.

“As I said with Elder Scrolls 6, it’s so far out it’s hard to understand what the platforms will even be at this point. It’s the same team that’s finishing Starfield, which comes out this September.

“So we’re talking about it being likely five-plus years away.”

Is Phil Spencer altering his plans to not release Elder Scrolls on PS5?!

The distant and uncertain release date of The Elder Scrolls 6 does not come as much of a surprise. Bethesda Game Studios is currently focused on the upcoming launch of Starfield in September. The game is available for Xbox Series X and S and PC. The Elder Scrolls 6 is the next major project for the developer. In 2020, Pete Hines from Bethesda indicated that fans should not anticipate any details about The Elder Scrolls 6 until several years later. As of 2021, the game was still in the design phase.

Considering Phil Spencer’s remarks, it is unlikely that fans will see the release of The Elder Scrolls 6 before 2028 at the earliest. It is noteworthy that 2028 aligns with Microsoft’s expectation for the launch of the next generation of consoles.

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