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Bethesda job listings suggest The Elder Scrolls 6 development begins

Published: 19:24, 20 January 2020
Updated: 19:32, 20 January 2020
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Okay, this is one is a bit of a long shot, but it's not like Bethesda's latest releases have left us with anything other than hope for the future. According to the studio's job listings, the dev is looking for staff to deliver bleeding edge RPGs to PC and consoles.

As spotted by a Reddit user BongRippaTheSkeptic, the listing has several points that strongly suggest that Starfield, Bethesda's closely guarded project is nearing completion, which would mean The Elder Scrolls 6 is next. 

"Bethesda Game Studios is looking for talented programmers to join our team that is pushing the bleeding-edge of RPG development for the PC and consoles", the listing reads. 

That's not all as the listing mentions the jobs they'll be tasked with, and they're undeniably pointing at The Elder Scrolls. "Collaborate on the implementation of new gameplay features: player and characters’ behaviors, combat and powers mechanics, user interface, etc.", it says. 

Back in June 2019, Todd Howard himself stressed that and that The Elder Scrolls 6 will have to wait. "I think everyone should be very patient, the gap in between is going to be long. It already is", he said. 

If we had to speculate, and we obviously do, it's a bit late into development of Starfield to be looking for devs to implement the aforementioned features. Features as instrumental to a game as those are normally done much earlier and polished later, which would indeed suggest The Elder Scrolls 6 is finally on the menu, even if it's just early development. 

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While this is still in the domain of wishful thinking, as there's no concrete proof of The Elder Scrolls 6 being in the pipes, Bethesda could sure use a few hits to wash away the bitterness that many devoted fans can still feel due to their past few years. 

To be fair, Doom Eternal looks like a sure shot from what we've seen thus far, but until we learn anything about Starfield - we can always dream of the next The Elder Scrolls. 

You can find the Reddit post in question and the listing

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