Fallout 5 release comes after Bethesda launches Elder Scrolls 6

Todd Howard of Betheda Game Studios has clarified the release schedule for his future games, noting that Fallout 5 will launch after Elder Scrolls 6.

Unbeknownst to the public until E3 2018, Bethesda Game Studios has spent years slowly toiling on an all-new IP, Starfield.

That E3 2018 also saw the development teaser share a teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6, which is currently a year away from its expected release.

Of course, many are still waiting for what’s next for the Elder Scrolls series, given its huge popularity and impact a decade after its release. The same can be said for the Fallout series, even if the most recent entries – Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 – haven’t exactly moved the needle for franchise stalwarts.

Todd Howard reveals release timeline for Elder Scrolls and Fallout 5

fallout 5 release comes after elder scrolls 6 Fallout 5 is next in line after The Elder Scrolls 6.

Thankfully, Bethesda Game Studios Executive Producer Todd Howard has provided a rough timeline in terms of upcoming Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5 releases.

Speaking to IGN, Howard revealed that Fallout 5 will serve as the Bethesda team’s next project after The Elder Scrolls 6 is completed. “Yeah, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to do Fallout 5 after that, so our slate is pretty full for a while. We also have some other projects that we look at from time to time.”

elder scrolls 6 teaser image Elder Scrolls 6 remains in pre-production.

When he last spoke to IGN about the future of Fallout, all Howard could say was that the studio had a “one-pager” ready for what it wanted to do with a potential Fallout 5. With that in mind, what exactly is the fifth main title may imply is currently a gamble.

As Howard reiterated in this most recent interview, The Elder Scrolls 6 remains in the pre-production stage of development, meaning the wait for another journey through that world will be quite a while longer.

It makes sense that fans will be looking forward to the release of Fallout 5 in the coming years.

And even Todd Howard fears the long time span between games, telling IGN that while he wishes Bethesda’s games launch at a faster pace, “[the developers] want them to be the best they can be for everyone.”

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