Just because The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to consoles, doesn't mean Todd Howard's team at Bethesda is involved: so don't worry - he hasn't stopped working on what he's doing to help out with the MMO.
Speaking with OXM, Bethesda's Pete Hines said what Howard and company are working on is "already really awesome," but don't expect it to be talked about soon.
"Zenimax Online Studio is an MMO shop," said Hines. "They're making an Elder Scrolls MMO and that is 100% unrelated to [the single-player series]. Todd Howard, at this point, has earned the right to do what the hell he wants; nobody gets to tell him different and nobody gets to dictate to him what he gets to do.
"You're laughing because you know it's true. He gets to do whatever he wants. Him and his team are moving forward with the stuff that they want to work on and where they want to go next in making games. I get to see it and it's already really awesome, but it's probably helpful to note that anyone who thinks that what he's working on next is going to be talked about soon doesn't understand game development.
"Give these guys time and space: expect it never and be surprised if it's any time before then."
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