The Elder Scrolls VI is in pre-production, Starfield in a playable state

Bethesda Just Announced ELDER SCROLLS VI and STARFIELD

Speaking with host Geoff Keighley, Howard also confirmed that the sci-fi epic Starfield, which was shown for the first time at Bethesda's E3 showcase, is in full production. As such, it's safe to assume that it'll be a while before we see Starfield in action.

But Todd Howard didn't say much more than "these games exist". Naturally, when Keighley sat down with Howard, he asked how far along the games are, and he got a straightforward answer.

The Elder Scrolls VI is now in the "pre-production" phase, Bethesda's Todd Howard revealed during a chinwag on the YouTube E3 Coliseum event.

Potentially, that means that The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield are more likely to arrive on the next wave of platforms, whenever they may eventually surface.

The official splash screen of Elder Scrolls Blades
Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls VI

"When you're making a game, you want to get the best stuff on the screen, and then you optimize and you do things and if it lands here, we can cast a wider net, great". When asked if that meant that Starfield existed in a playable form somewhere, he responded "oh, yes".

The latter part is something that Bethesda hasn't flirted with before in its Fallout or Elder Scrolls games, preferring to keep them a single-player only experience.

So the switch to a multiplayer world that's online only could send diehard Fallout and Elder Scrolls fans into an apoplectic fit of rage; oh Rage 2 by the way, is another upcoming Bethesda published game that the company shed more light on at E2 2018.

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