Bethesda’s Starfield trailer might be a clue about The Elder Scrolls 6

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Bethesda’s Starfield trailer could be a clue about The Elder Scrolls 6

Bethesda Softworks formally unveiled Starfield, its extremely anticipated new role-playing recreation, on Sunday in the course of the Xbox showcase. And in a shock twist, eagle-eyed fans on Reddit have discovered what they suppose might be a teaser for Bethesda Game Studios’ subsequent new recreation: The Elder Scrolls 6. We’ve seen the proof, and … yeah. There might undoubtedly be a giant, fats Easter egg hidden in plain sight.

[Warning: This story might include spoilers for the subsequent recreation in The Elder Scrolls collection of single-player RPGs.]

The final single-player recreation in The Elder Scrolls collection, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, was launched practically a decade in the past. Since 2011, the sport has been ported to just about each digital platform, together with the Nintendo Switch and digital actuality. What followers have actually been craving is a brand new recreation, and we all know that The Elder Scrolls 6 has been in improvement for a while. But first comes Starfield, which gained’t be out till November 2022.

So the place will The Elder Scrolls go subsequent? Fans are wanting very carefully at a bizarre little scratch seen on the dashboard contained in the Constellation starship Frontier.

A still from the Starfield trailer showing a dashboard terminal

Image: Bethesda Softworks/YouTube

At the 1-minute 17-second mark within the Starfield teaser trailer, an astronaut begins up his starship within the customary method — by flipping three switches on the dashboard. If you look to the right-hand aspect of the display screen you’ll discover a conspicuous little bit of weathering there on the sprint’s chrome housing.

Computer, improve:

A fuzzy image that could be anything, really.

A display screen seize of a close-up part of the Starfield trailer.
Image: Bethesda Softworks/YouTube

Golly, that appears an terrible lot like a map, doesn’t it? Time to dig up some major sources, by which I imply The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Collector’s Edition and its included sourcebook, A Pocket Guide To The Empire.

An image of a map of Tamriel from A Pocket Guide To The Empire, published with TES 4: Oblivion’s Collector’s Edition.

Photo: Charlie Hall/Polygon

Let’s do some overlay magic whereas we’re right here.

That appears an terrible lot like Tamriel’s West coast, together with all of High Rock and a portion of Hammerfell. Yes, that would simply be a random scratch on the sprint, however the prominence of its placement within the trailer, its isolation throughout the body, and simply the conspicuous form of the factor appears like Bethesda may be tipping its hand.

So, what might be ready for gamers in that area of Tamriel? According to A Pocket Guide, High Rock is a land of rolling hills cut up by an enormous mountain vary. In the time of TES 4, it’s house to the Bretons however, relying on when this subsequent recreation is about, it might even have a large contingent of High Elves and Orks. Hammerfell, alternatively, is historically a land dominated by the Redguard. Its arid, desert environs have been house to those warriors for generations.

If you’d like a style of what may be in retailer with The Elder Scrolls 6 you don’t have too far to go. The Elder Scrolls Online already consists of each of those areas, which comprise the Daggerfall Covenant. Just keep in mind that the occasions of that MMO happen about 1,00zero years earlier than the occasions of Skyrim. Additionally, The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall is free to download right now.

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