The reveal comes from Microsoft themselves.
Text: The Elder Scrolls 6. Image: A sprawling landscape.

The Elder Scrolls 6 won't be coming any time soon, according to Microsoft's own documents. Not only the next Elder Scrolls title still several years away, it looks like it won't be headed to the PlayStation 5 (or whatever PlayStation is out at the time of release).

These new details come from Microsoft's own documents that were filed as part of the legal battle between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Microsoft concerning the buyout of Activision Blizzard. These documents were recently unsealed (made public) and includes a small bit of information on announced Bethesda titles along with their release platforms and potential release windows.

Stephen Totilo from Axios took a look at these documents and saw that Microsoft mentioned that The Elder Scrolls 6 won't be out until 2026 or later and that it's listed only for PC and Xbox. During his testimony during the case itself, Xbox's Phil Spencer said that the game was at least five years out and that platforms "were technically to be determined." Back in November 2021, Spencer also seemed to heavily imply in an interview with GQ that The Elder Scrolls 6 would be Xbox and PC exclusive.

If The Elder Scrolls 6 does end up being exclusive to Xbox and PC, it really shouldn't come as any surprise. The past few releases from Microsoft owned ZeniMax have been Xbox and PC exclusive. These include games like Arkane's Redfall and Bethesda's own Starfield. The upcoming Indiana Jones game from MachineGames is also expected to be an Xbox and PC exclusive.