Release is still probably a long way away though.
Some scary skeletons in a dungeon.

The Elder Scrolls series has turned 30 years old this year and Bethesda Game Studios took to social media to offer up some thoughts on these past three decades. The Elder Scrolls: Arena was the first title and came out back in 1994 for MS-DOS. Arena is still free to play through Steam, by the way. And while there hasn't been a new mainline release for the franchise since 2011's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the series is as popular as ever with fans.

Bethesda reminisces about how far the series has come since Arena and offers their biggest of thanks to their community of players that have made the series as popular as it is.

Arena started it all, with the entirety of Tamriel generated for you to explore freely. Daggerfall moved that into a smaller region with political intrigue and a detailed character system. Morrowind took it to new exotic lands and introduced the series to both consoles and the world of modding and creators. Oblivion brought us to the hart of the Empire, realms beyond, and all new gameplay mechanics. Skyrim let you do battle with dragons in Tamriel's harsh northern province.
Their message continues on to note that today also marks the 10th anniversary for The Elder Scrolls Online, an MMO that has been continually developed and evolved from ZeniMax Online Studios. They also briefly mention The Elder Scrolls: Castles, their mobile game that is out in the wild where you build up a castle somewhat like Fallout Shelter.

Wrapping things up, Bethesda Game Studios says that they are still working on the next chapter in The Elder Scrolls series. The Elder Scrolls 6 may still be a ways off, but Bethesda seems to already be playing and testing early builds of this long-awaited sequel. They note that playing these early builds and returning to Tamriel "has us filled with the same excitement and promise of adventure."

With a little luck, The Elder Scrolls 6 will be out before the series celebrates its 40th birthday.

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