Bethesda confirmed in October last year that Starfield would use an overhauled engine in a studio with Creation Engine 2. This news excited the fans for obvious reasons. Bethesda knows how to tell a solid story, but that doesn’t mean that franchises like Fallout and Elder Scrolls have done a really good job of keeping up with the times in terms of technology and aesthetics. Now, following the Xbox-Bethesda E3 2021 showcase, Todd Howard speaks a bit more frankly about The Elder Scrolls 6 and confirms that it uses the same engine as Starfield.
When sitting together Telegraph, Howard talked about a number of topics, including his original 2009 Indiana Jones game pitch. He also checked engine news for both upcoming games, but Howard reiterated that The Elder Scrolls 6 is still far away. In fact, it’s still in the “design stage”.
“It’s good to think that The Elder Scrolls 6 is still designed. [phase]… But we are checking the technology, ”Howard said. He continued that the team was thinking from the perspective of “doing what you want to do in this game.” “Every game has some new technology suites, so Elder Scrolls 6 has some additions to Creation Engine 2 that the game needs,” he added.
Howard and Bethesda SVP Pete Hines reiterate why the studio chose to release The Elder Scrolls 6 so quickly. The main reason was the announcement at a time when players were concerned that Bethesda had abandoned its promise to provide space for single-player games for Fallout 76 following Electronic Arts. “Nobody wants a single player game anymore.” This was Bethesda’s way of saying it. “See, we know you’re excited about this. Believe us. It’s still coming.” The downside of that guarantee is that it’s very premature and fantasy. Adventure fans are anxious to learn more.
Both pairs revealed that Starfield was prioritized. Fortunately, Starfield’s release date has been set. This means we’re seeing the end, and the Elder Scrolls dedicated team can bow to the sixth entry.
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