The Elder Scrolls 6 Will Only Be A 'Mid-Sized' Game

The Elder Scrolls 6 Will Only Be A 'Mid-Sized' Game
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Joseph Kime

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28th Nov 2022 13:14

There's a lot to be excited about when it comes to the next era of The Elder Scrolls, but sadly, the scale and size of the franchise's future might not be part of it. 

There are wealths of fantasy giants in the gaming world now, with Elden Ring and the new current-gen upgrade for The Witcher. Still, love for Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls at large is truly timeless.

Bethesda has proven that it knows what it's doing in single-player worlds, and as Starfield indicates, it's keen to go bigger than ever. Except, there's a change that The Elder Scrolls 6 might not be the same.

The Elder Scrolls 6 Is 'Mid-Sized'

The Elder Scrolls 6 Will Only Be A 'Mid-Sized' Game
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It looks like legal proceedings are putting a dampener on fans who want The Elder Scrolls 6 to be the biggest and best of the series. Reports from VG247 indicate the game might not be as physically massive as many might hope.

Recent days have brought new responses to Xbox's attempted purchase of Activision Blizzard, including defenses from Microsoft itself. In it, the company makes all sorts of claims about the many games in its backlog and the ones on the way. Here, The Elder Scrolls 6 is described as 'mid-sized' in its category. Oof.

"Titles such as Elder Scrolls 6 (which is not expected to be released before [REDACTED] with the last instalment in the series being released in 2011), as well as other future titles, will not involve Microsoft forgoing $[REDACTED] per annum of revenue from PlayStation customers or disenfranchising ca. [REDACTED] million MAU on PlayStation," says Microsoft's statement.

Many of us expected The Elder Scrolls to rival the upcoming GTA 6 as the biggest game of all time, so this is bound to upset some players. Then again, it might not be that bad a thing, all things considered.

Is It So Bad If The Elder Scrolls 6 Is 'Mid-Sized'?

Of course, to find out that The Elder Scrolls 6 might not be as big as we anticipated could serve as a big disappointment. But, of course, a game's quality is not determined by its size.

As long as every square inch of Tamriel is treated with the care and attention of Skyrim, then we'll be happy - even if it's of a similar size. There is still plenty to find in The Elder Scrolls, and though the physical size is often seen as a marker of quality, that doesn't always have to be the case.

Bethesda clearly knows what it's doing, and we have faith that it'll turn out a banger even in spite of the new game's prospective size. At least, here's hoping.

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