Elder Scrolls 6: Beyond Skyrim Successor Surpasses Expectations, Already Playable

The long-awaited fantasy role-playing game The Elder Scrolls 6 is finally being developed at Bethesda. In a public letter to fans, the developer also revealed that it is already playable.

The Elder Scrolls 6: Already playable in an early version

The Elder Scrolls: Arena was released on March 25, 1994, establishing one of the most important role-playing game series of our time. Because the franchise will be 30 years old in 2024, Bethesda has a short one Anniversary letter to the fans published. There are a few interesting lines about the long-awaited Skyrim successor, which fans have been waiting for for 13 years.


You can read Bethesda's post in full on X (formerly Twitter):

In the penultimate paragraph, Bethesda discusses The Elder Scrolls 6:

Last but not least, it remains to be said that yes, we are in the middle of developing the next chapter – The Elder Scrolls 6. We can already say that returning to Tamriel and playing the first builds fills us with the same joy, excitement and desire for adventure.

However, Bethesda is not revealing what these first builds look like. Most likely this doesn't mean actual playable versions, but rather unfinished sections of the game. After all, Bethesda only published the big science fiction role-playing game Starfield last year and was certainly not able to put too much capacity into the sixth part of the Elder Scrolls series beforehand.


In the X-Post the developer also talks about the upcoming mobile game The Elder Scrolls: Castleswhich is currently celebrating a soft launch in selected countries – including Germany.

In addition, a new version of the Creations mod feature in Skyrim is said to have gone online. In Creations you can buy selected mods for real money. Creations also works on consoles, which don't have as much access to mods as the PC version. A little tip on the side: By the way, you can download The Elder Scrolls: Arena for free on Bethesda.net.