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
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.”
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.”