Report: Elder Scrolls V is “direct sequel to Oblivion”

Tuesday, 23rd November 2010 09:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Eurogamer Denmark’s reporting that a Bethesda rep has said Elder Scrolls V is not only in development, but that’s a straight sequel to Oblivion.

Going by this machine translation (via M2G), VO is currently underway.

The news comes from “a person involved in the game project.” says in the report that it isn’t going to drop any more details because of an NDA. Bethesda will be pleased about that.

Bethesda boss Todd Howard said at QuakeCon in August that a two-year project staffed by a team of 90 was to be announced soon, adding that the title is “pretty far along.”

The next Elder Scrolls game has been rumoured forever. It was supposed to be heading for an E3 announcement in June.

We were told back in January that the RPG is actually an MMO.

Sounds like we’ll know soon enough. Bethesda’s declined to comment on the story.



  1. Blerk

    Please don’t be an MMO. :-(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I reckon it’ll just have “multiplayer elements”.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Update. No comment.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. locus2k1

    dammit, now Ive got to go finish Oblivion… was at about 200+ hours last time I checked lol.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. M2Kx

    Direct sequel huh? I loved TES4 but I hated the mainquest >_>

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Hunam

    I just hope it’s not set in cyrodiil again, the setting was fairly boring compared to the almost alien vvardenfall of morrowind.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Elven_Star

    Well, considering the number of stupid retards who actually pay for MMOs EACH MONTH, I can’t blame Bethesda. They just want to make money. It’s a shame though. I was really looking forward to this game, because I like Oblivion. God bless the Japanese. They still make quality games every now and then.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Suikoden Fan

    i hope it doesnt use the scaled leveling anymore hated that in oblivion

    oh ffs my first comment of today and i’m posting it too fast? fuck you

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    I hope “direct sequel” isnt just an excuse for them to reuse the same map from Oblivion.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    @9, hope so too. But they can continue the story elsewhere.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. scuz

    please GOD let it be a new engine.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Hunam


    I take it you don’t play MMO’s very often? I used to have an issue with the whole subscription thing, you you actually drop some money on an MMO and it’s fairly reasonable tbh, it’s something that generally only people who have not played a subs MMO moan about.


    I’d settle for a diagonal run animation in 3RD person mode, but we still haven’t got that :S

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    It MUST be a new engine, they had all the time to make a new one. They absolutely can’t come with the old engine from Oblivion, neither the updated one of Fallout 3, they just can’t.

    Please no MMO though. I simply don’t want that. I don’t want to pay again for a game simply to play it online. It happens plenty of times that i just ain’t in the mood for gaming, and if i have paid for the whole month already, that’s a shame.

    Until this one comes out, i can manage very well with the awesome Two Worlds II. It truly is an incredible difference compared to the first one.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    They have id’s Rage engine now, remember – seems unlikely they’d make another one internally. That said, it seems a bit soon for something Rage-based….

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Maximum Unreal

    @14 well maybe TES:5 come in late 2011 or 2012 who knows…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Shubb9

    It says something that when I hear of a new game in a series I have loved is announced, my first feeling is not of excitement (which it obviously should be) but trepidation. ‘Oh god, not…’ etc.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. lobstertails2000

    I really dig it dude!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Bendu

    They will use an updated Gamebryo engine. id’s Rage engine isn’t capable of a proper open world game.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Isn’t Rage itself an open-world game?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    ^ I think it has areas broken up by loading screens. Not 100% sure, mind.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    @18 It can’t? I thought Rage was a proper open world game? It certainly looks the business…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Aimless

    Going off past performance it’s Gamebryo that isn’t capable of a proper open world game.

    I don’t think id Tech 5 is out of the question. RAGE might not be out yet but the engine itself was first shown off in 2007, and it’s feasible Bethesda were negotiating a licensing agreement with id before they bought them.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Bendu

    AFAIK Rage will have a Mission-Hub structure. Sure, Gamebryos preformance isn’t the best, but still the engine can provide an open world game with proper RPG mechanics.

    In this interview Todd Howard confirmed, that they will use an engine, which is based on Fallout 3.

    #23 4 years ago

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