Bethesda confirms that Fallout 5 will be its next game after The Elder Scrolls 6
Fallout 5 isn't launching anytime soon
Published: 15th June 2022 | Source: IGN |
Expect to wait a while for Fallout 5
In an interview with IGN, Bethesda's Todd Howard confirmed that The Elder Scroll 6 is now in pre-production and that they will be working on Fallout 5 "after that". The good news for Fallout fans is that Fallout 5 is coming, but the bad news is that gamers will have to wait a while.
Bethesda Game Studio's next big title is Starfield, and it is due to release next year on PC and Xbox Series X/S. Following that launch, The Elder Scrolls 6 will be the studio's next big game, and after that will come Fallout 5.
The Elder Scrolls 6 may have been teased back in 2018, the game remains in pre-production. The Elder Scrolls 6's teaser was intended to confirm to fans that Bethesda was not abandoning the single player RPG genre after Fallout 76. That said, The Elders Scroll fans expected more than "pre-production" after a four year wait.
It will be a long time before we see Fallout 5, though it is comforting to see that Bethesda has long term plans for its major franchises. Perhaps The Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5 will come sooner thanks to Starfield's engine changes, and the fact that neither of these games have space combat or over 1,000 planets to explore.
What about Starfield?
Starfield's coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S next year, arriving with a main quest that should take around 30-40 hours to complete. Add on side-quests and other content, and Starfield will take a long time to complete.