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Hines says it will be a really long while until The Elder Scrolls

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The Elder Scrolls VI

Speaking in a recent interview, Bethesda's Pete Hines discussed everything from the upcoming Take-Me-Home edition of Fallout to the highly anticipated The Elder Scrolls 6 and if you're hoping for the latter anytime soon, we've got bad news.

Bethesda have gotten their mitts into a bunch of games and with the latest footage of Fallout 76 arguably falling a little flat, many fans have started turning their gaze towards Starfield and The Elder Scrolls.

Asked when will we know more about the two, Hines said it'll be "a while from now and a really long while from now", respectively. The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser really got the fans going while Starfield is little more than a name at the moment, but there was a reason Bethesda teased them early.

Hines says they wanted to calm the nerves of fans who may see a trend in Bethesda taking Fallout 76 in a different direction. "So that people didn't start spinning off on, like, that's the end of single player games from Bethesda Games Studios", he added. However, he added that it'll be a few years before any of the two are on the market. 

He also reflected on the next generation of consoles, commenting how streaming is likely to become a thing. Hines also mentioned how he's "most heartened" by Sony's change of heart on cross-play and cross-progression, especially since that's the future he envisions.

"I think it just makes for a much better community, that we don't have these arbitrary walls", Hines said. He also mentioned Todd Howard's stance, when he said that he hopes games become like movies in that you can enjoy them whenever, wherever and on whatever.

Hines added that brand loyalty will not need to be built on exclusivity, or at least it shouldn't be, as there are other ways to make your product stand out. What he failed to say is that this is likely to take more work than Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI combined, but that's another story altogether.

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You can find the full interview with Hines here.