A couple of days ago it was reported that Bethesda may actually have a new unannounced title in the works that is set to be released at some point in 2017. This news came after Bethesda executive, Pete Hines, suggested as much in an interview with Tek Syndicate at #PAX2017.
There has been quite a bit of confusion over the matter, with Hines first supposedly retracting his initial statement and then later reinstating it by affirming that there is still another Bethesda title to be released this year
The news that Bethesda may have another title due to be released in 2017 came as a surprise to a lot of gamers as the publisher has already planned to release Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Quake Champions and #Skyrim, #Fallout4 and #Doom #VR ports throughout the remainder of the year.
Gamers have been sharing their thoughts about what this game may actually be and I thought it may be interesting to list some of the more popular suggestions and discuss the probability of each being announced, so here goes.
The Elder Scrolls VI
It has been six years since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrimand many feel that Bethesda may be lining up to release another entry in the series, particularly as the release period between previous games were about five to six years in length.
Skyrim proved to be highly popular with fans, with Bethesda famously re-releasing the title for different platforms several times. At this point, you can play Skyrim on PC, Xbox 360, #XboxOne, PlayStation 3 (you probably shouldn’t though), #PlayStation4 and soon on the #NintendoSwitch.
With Skyrim VR coming out later this year and Hines suggesting that a new entry into the series is a long way off, it is highly doubtful that the unannounced title will be #TheElderScrollsVI, but who knows?
It was suggested that the reason it may take Bethesda some time to release The Elder Scrolls VI (which has been stated to already be in development) is that they are currently focused on developing a new #IP.
What exactly this new IP may be is something of even further speculation within the gaming community. There are two popular suggestions surrounding this idea.
Firstly, some have suggested that the title may be a sci-fi open-world procedurally generated game called Starfield that will be rather similar to Bethesda’s highly popular post-apocalyptic open-world series, #Fallout.
There were some rumours that Starfield was originally meant to be revealed at E3 earlier this year, but was then later removed from Bethesda’s conference schedule for unknown reasons.
Although Bethesda has trademarked the name Starfield and has previously stated that they have been working on three massive titles for some time, it is important to take any unconfirmed rumours with a grain of salt.