The Elder Scrolls 6 is not currently in development, Bethesda's VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines has confirmed, because Bethesda Game Studios currently has "two other major titles to work on".
Taking to Twitter, Hines explained: "We aren't working on TES6 at the moment," telling suspicious fans that he is "not lying". "I have no reason to lie," he said. "Just managing expectations and clearing up misconceptions."
While it isn't clear what the other two games are (Hines refuses to say whether they're new IPs or new entries in existing franchises), one of them could be this year's Skyrim: Special Edition, a remastered version of 2011's TES5 heading to PS4, Xbox One and PC this October.
But the Elder Scrolls 6 will arrive "when it's time", Hines says, echoing comments made by Bethesda Game Studios game director Todd Howard earlier this month who revealed that, "yes, of course we are [going to make Elder Scrolls 6]".
Skyrim: Special Edition launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 28.