As Skyrim turned out to be a massive success for Bethesda, expectations would naturally rise for its sequel, simply known as The Elder Scrolls 6 at this point. Now that Skyrim has been around for five, it should be about time for the next title to be in development, right?
Wrong. It appears that Bethesda is still iffy about the game, and there are a couple of reasons why. The first thing to blame is Fallout 4.
The developer is done with DLCs for the post-apocalyptic game, but is apparently clocking in the hours to get it to support VR.
The next reason is where Bethesda really gets itself stuck. According to Neurogadget, the company intends for Elder Scrolls 6 to have artificial intelligence, and can’t do anything right now due to the requisite tech being unavailable.
So while waiting for the tech world to make AI feasible for the game, Bethesda continues to work on other projects. Director Todd Howard did mention earlier this year that the company is aiming for some smaller budget releases in the near future, so it’s safe to assume that their hands are quite full at the moment.