With the release of Fallout 4 behind us (though there's still some tasty DLC on the horizon) it's assumed that a large portion of Bethesda Studios, along with their new office, are gearing up for their next big RPG. Will they create a new IP? Or will the adored Elder Scrolls franchise return to the stage? Hard to say, but then you look at the sales of Skyrim (22.7 million copies worldwide) and realize that Elder Scrolls 6 is a given.
However, would Bethesda share a fear that so many publishers have? Take a look at The Dark Knight. Seeing as that film made such an incredible amount of money, its publishers requested that its sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, share the title. Though it doesn't seem likely, we could see the release of Skyrim 2. But doesn't that go against what The Elder Scrolls is all about?
Skyrim 2 - The Wrong Direction For The Elder Scrolls
Rumors are nothing to go by, but a lot of Bethesda's fans have been discussing the possibilities of a direct sequel to Skyrim. Some like the idea, while others feel it goes against the heart of the series. I'd have to agree with the latter. Even though the land of Skyrim has rich lore and could be even more beautiful with an updated engine, we need something completely separate. Fallout 4 has already shown us that more of the same doesn't work.
The land of Tamriel has so many other areas that we've yet to explore. There are tons of races to learn about, new sights to uncover and lore to delve into. If Elder Scrolls 6 simply carried on from the previous installment, what good what that do for the franchise?
I haven't explored the lore of The Elder Scrolls all that well. But that's what I always enjoyed about these games. You were dropped into an area you knew nothing about. You were in a situation that made no sense to you. But as the game progressed, you learned about the lands around you from its people. Your history and that of this new section of Tamriel was always fascinating. Why make a Skyrim 2 then? Wouldn't this kill that sense of initial wonder?
What Do You Want From the Release Date Of Elder Scrolls 6?
While the setting of the game may simply fade away to the (non-literal) background as we embark on countless quests and enjoy the series' gameplay, it's still a vital immersive feature. I want to arrive in somewhere I've never heard of before, nor imagined with Elder Scrolls 6. While the name Skyrim 2 is likely to attract some attention from those who aren't familiar with The Elder Scrolls brand, it wouldn't satisfy fans. But what do you think?