Todd Howard says Fallout 5 will arrive after The Elder Scrolls VI

Todd Howard says Fallout 5 will arrive after The Elder Scrolls VI
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

Bethesda’s Todd Howard has said that Fallout 5 will indeed be on the way, but not before The Elder Scrolls VI.

Mr Howard was speaking to IGN following Starfield‘s gameplay reveal this week at the Xbox Bethesda Showcase. In a fairly broad interview, the subject of Bethesda’s next projects came up briefly. “Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while.”

Of course, this isn’t quite a formal announcement of the game, but it’s not the first time Fallout 5 has come up. Back in November, Howard revealed that a new entry in the post-nuclear-apocalypse RPG series had a one-page outline done and ready for the studio to kick things off. Howard would also state, however, that the game was still a long way off.

It’s a marked departure from how Bethesda launched the previous mainline game in the series. Fallout 4 was first revealed in June of 2015 and released just a few months later in November of the same year. The Elder Scrolls VI, conversely, was announced all the way back in 2018, so to hear it’s still in pre-production four years later perhaps shouldn’t inspire hope for a fast turnaround for Fallout 5.

Regardless, Bethesda has plenty on its plate before all of this – with Starfield set to arrive on Xbox Series X|S and PC early next year. If you’re waiting for Fallout 5, it might be best to put yourself in a cryogenic slumber, for now.