Betheda Game Studios’ Todd Howard has clarified the release schedule for his future games, noting that Fallout 5 will release after Elder Scrolls 6.
Unbeknownst to the public, up until E3 2018, Bethesda Game Studios spent years slowly working on an entirely new IP, Starfield.
That E3 2018 also saw the development teaser share a trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6, which is currently a year away from its projected release.
Of course, many are still waiting for news on what’s next for the Elder Scrolls series, given its massive popularity and impact a decade after release. The same can be said for the Fallout series, even though its most recent entries, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, didn’t exactly move the needle for the franchise faithful.
Todd Howard Reveals Elder Scrolls and Fallout 5 Release Schedule
Thankfully, Bethesda Game Studios Executive Producer Todd Howard has offered a rough timeline in terms of the upcoming Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5 releases.
Talking with IGN, Howard divulged that Fallout 5 will be the Bethesda team’s next project after The Elder Scrolls 6 wraps up. “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 going forward for a while. We also have other projects that we look at from time to time.”
When you last spoke to IGN On the future of Fallout, Howard could only say that the studio had a “brief” ready for what it wanted to do with a potential Fallout 5. With that in mind, what exactly the fifth mainline title might entail is anyone’s guess. right now. .
As Howard reiterated in this most recent interview, The Elder Scrolls 6 remains in pre-production development, which means the wait for another trip through that world will continue for quite some time.
It stands to reason, then, that fans will look forward to the release of Fallout 5 for years to come.
And even Todd Howard dreads the long gaps between games, telling IGN that while he wishes Bethesda games would release at a faster rate, “[the developers] I want them to be the best they can be for everyone.”