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Following Fallout 4 (and the disappointment that it was to numerous fans of RPGs and Bethesda's work), those who love The Elder Scrolls have studied the failings of Bethesda's latest game and examined how their next title could be improved. That's assuming that Elder Scrolls 6 is indeed the next game they're working on! Perhaps there's a new IP on the horizon.

In any case, with the desires of true fans in mind, we can start to imagine some pretty amazing features for Elder Scrolls 6. In a recent discussion on Reddit, fans banded together to discuss how The Elder Scrolls franchise could be improved after Bethesda's acclaimed masterpiece, Skyrim.

Can These Fan Ideas Make Elder Scrolls 6 Succeed In The Way Skyrim Did?


Let's take a look at some of the features that fans have discussed:

  • Taking a leaf out of Fallout 4's book, one fan mentioned the introduction of weapons forging. This forge idea has a lot of potential; materials, blade types, hilts, grips, runes, etc. could be changed to our liking. Additionally they wanted a spell crafting system with increased potion abilities.
  • One recommendation was that the protagonist wouldn't be voiced. Personally, I thought the voice acting in Fallout 4 was exceptional (though I can only attest to Courtenay Taylor's performance), it was the dialogue that I had a problem with. Maybe this could be fixed?
  • Almost every fan wants to see rewards for sticking to one or two main skills. We're tired of seeing everyone completely maxed out. Instead, we want to be limited in order to create a character that is a god, but only when it comes to a few skills.
  • Another player mentioned that they want to start off as a no-body. They want to acquire their status as the game develops, rather than being handed remarkable powers and importance from the beginning.
The Elder Scrolls
The Elder Scrolls
  • In terms of locations, the following areas have been named: Elsweyr, Valenwood, and The Summerset Isles. Personally I think the former is the perfect location for Elder Scrolls 6. This way the landscape will have a great balance between mountains and tropical forests. Skyrim was limited when it came to variety.
  • A new engine. Yeah, this just needs to happen at this stage. Fallout 4 already disappointed us in this regard so there's no way that Bethesda can do it once again.
  • More limited numbers of followers, so that Bethesda can focus on a smaller group of individuals and make them more relatable and interesting. Similar to what we saw in Fallout 4.
  • Multiplayer was also referenced, though this a contentious issue for Elder Scrolls fans. Personally, I'd like to see it implemented, but in a way that only allows one friend to join your world as a companion you encounter. Perhaps the experience you earn can also transfer over to your own game afterwards! What do you guys think?

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How are you feeling about the future of The Elder Scrolls after having played Fallout 4? Were you disappointed by their latest RPG? Do you have any ideas for Elder Scrolls 6? If so, we'd love to hear from you in the comments below!


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