Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date May Be With The UK Government, But That’s Not Revealing

The Elder Scrolls 6 release date is absolutely a long way off at this point, with the still-unknown Starfield release date set long before Bethesda’s next RPG game that delves into the world of Tamriel. As we all wait for the release date, it looks like the UK government already knows about it, even though they’ve smartly redacted any mention of it in official documents.

Don’t get your hopes up too high, we’re not here to tell you for sure that the UK government has the day, month and year of the release date for Elder Scrolls 6, but it sure looks like they were given a deadline they erased from an official document.

This is part of Microsoft’s response to the UK’s CMA investigation into the Activision Blizzard acquisition, with the government recently releasing the documented response itself. In a segment on responding to incentives to keep Call of Duty cross-platform, Microsoft explains how “decisions about mid-sized games are not proof of Microsoft’s incentives when it comes to Call of Duty,” essentially saying games that are significantly smaller than Call of Duty and Minecraft cannot be used to show Microsoft’s strategy with these franchises.

Microsoft then uses Elder Scrolls 6 as an example, which will be exclusive to Xbox and PC consoles, writing, “Title such as Elder Scrolls 6 (which is not expected to be released until [REDACTED] with the last installment of the series released in 2011),
as well as other future titles, will not involve Microsoft waiving this. USD [REDACTED] per year of revenue from PlayStation customers or depriving ca. [REDACTED] million MAUs on PlayStation.

You can find Microsoft’s full response to the UK government’s inquiry into Microsoft’s merger with Activision Blizzard (thanks UESP_net).

So while suppressing the numbers, Microsoft basically told the CMA when Elder Scrolls 6 will be released generally, or at least when it won’t be released sooner. I’m guessing that given release date is just a year number and probably somewhere between 2026 and 2028, with Starfield’s release date being set after Redfall in 2023.

This, like many games industry secrets, stems from Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. As part of the second phase of the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into the acquisition (with many other countries doing the same), Microsoft issued a response, which has now been published.

Although the CMA is a non-departmental part of the UK government, it is still a government department; this is just a warning to keep you from watching the House of Commons Live Discussions in the hope that the MP for Wythenshawe will drop the release date for Elder Scrolls 6 Live – they don’t know.

If you can’t wait for the Elder Scrolls 6 release date, we’ve got the best Skyrim mods to keep you entertained, along with a Skyrim mod that adds Starfield story and gadgets to the RPG.

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