Elder Scrolls 5 May Be a Direct Sequel to Oblivion

Eurogamer Denmark reports that Bethesda Game Studios is currently working on The Elder Scrolls 5. However unlike Bethesda's previous four installments, the new addition is supposedly a direct sequel to the latest chapter, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, which was released back in 2006 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"This source not only confirmed that the game is in current production, but also spoke briefly about the content--with fantasy-sounding phrases like Dragon Lord, something with The Blades--and that voice acting for the characters in the game is currently happening in the weeks to follow," said Eurogamer Denmark Editor-in-chief Kristian West who translated his story for Eurogamer.

"The same source confirmed, with official game documents in hand, that this will be the chronological sequel to what happened in The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, which is the latest game in the now 16-years-old Elder Scrolls saga and by itself one of the better RPGs for PC and consoles," West added.

Bethesda Game Studios admitted back in August that its 90 or more staff members had been working on an Elder Scrolls title over the past two years. It was believed that Bethesda would follow the same pattern by releasing stand-alone chapters, however now it seems that the studio has decided to break the tradition.

During QuakeCon 2010 this summer executive producer Todd Howard said that the studio's current title would be announced soon, but didn't actually pinpoint a specific timeframe. "One thing I can say is that from when you first hear about it to when it's out will be the shortest it's been for us," he admitted. "It's pretty far along. When we show it, we want to show a lot, because there's a lot of game there to play right now."

Howard indicated that the new title will look and perform incredibly well on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. "You almost feel like you have a new console when you see the game," he said.

  • Immoral Medic
    Elder Scrolls 5. DO WANT NOW.
  • nicodemus_mm
    This worries me... "One thing I can say is that from when you first hear about it to when it's out will be the shortest it's been for us..." Does this mean that they're still sticking with the same ancient engine? Please... for the love of all that is digital... ditch the old and busted and bring in the new hotness.
  • qu3becker
    I just hope they use a new graphical engine... And better not be a MMORPG.
  • 20 of those 90 employee's are rumored to already be working on the many patches needed to fix the game after it's released.
  • Stryter
    Same here about the game engine. I really hope they have been building a new engine this whole time and don't just use the upgraded engine that Fallout 3 has been using. I can't wait for ES:V though and I hope it is a direct sequel to Oblivion. Oblivion had such a fantastic and epic story. I definitely want to see what happens to the empire in the aftermath.
  • Pyroflea
    Good thing it's never coming out *Weeps Openly*
  • nforce4max
    :o something that I have been waiting for ages! I don't care if it used the same engine so long the bugs are few and the game play is good.
  • scione
    I just hope they fixed the character models, god they were ugly.
  • i'm more concerned about them dumbing it down for fallout players and the massive list of bugs that will surely plague it. and besides, fallout new vegas didn't look terrible
  • Hatecrime69
    qu3beckerI just hope they use a new graphical engine... And better not be a MMORPG.
    if anything please a new engine! I hate that one they used for morrowind/oblivion