Bethesda executive and wearer of cool leather jackets Todd Howard has let slip he knows the release date for The Elder Scrolls VI, but (shocker) is keeping mum.

Speaking with GameSpot, Howard reiterated that the upcoming fantasy-RPG is still in the 'very early' stages of development, although despite this he still knows when it's coming out.

'I do. I would be foolish to say it,' he said of the release date. 

Starfield is obviously further along than The Elder Scrolls VI, with Howard previously commenting that it's already in a playable state and will probably be out the door first.

The Elder Scrolls VI was announced during Bethesda's E3 press event last week, although all we got to see was a logo and a landscape shot.

Crucially, Howard says the team is taking their time with Elder Scrolls VI, and we're glad to hear it, as one does not simply follow-up Skyrim with a rush-job. 

'We've obviously taken our time with [The Elder Scrolls 6], as opposed to jumping right into it,' he said. 'We know what we want it to be, and that's gonna take time, technology, other things that we need to build to to really pull it off. And that's what that franchise deserves.'

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