Fresh after the recent Bethesda E3 press conference, Pete Hines, the company’s VP of marketing and PR, has said his team are currently not working on Skyrim 2 and have no plans to start anytime soon.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Hines stated that Skyrim 2 will not be the next game in the long-running Elder Scrolls series. “It’s rare to have franchises like the ones we have and to have people joking about “when is Skyrim 2 coming out?” Hines said. “Generally speaking that’s what you’d be getting with another publisher in charge. They’d be spitting out a Skyrim 2 the year after or two years later. That’s just not how we view it.”

“We create smaller stuff, we don’t publish to scale, we try to publish to quality. Make sure everything we do is noteworthy.”

Many fans may be upset at this news, but fear not. This just means that Bethesda is not willing to jeopardize its relationship with their fans by churning out carbon-copy games each and every year, instead, they are focused on making a game they will be truly proud to call their own. With this in mind, whenever Bethesda do get around to Skyrim 2, you can rest assured that it will be the game you’ve been waiting for.

Bethesda’s attitude to development is a breath of fresh air in today’s gaming market; with so many great franchises being treated as cash-cows through yearly releases, destroying their character and charm. Assassins Creed, for example, was once a truly sought-after series with the release of its incredible debut game, but now, thanks to its publishers shift in perspective (*cough* money), the game is merely a shadow of what it could’ve become with the proper diligence.

For now though, as you and your tin-foil hat wait for Skyrim 2, you can check out our most recent news on Bethesda’s next big release, Fallout 4, hitting shelves this November 10th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

  • Bben

    Skyrim is actually Elder Scrolls FIVE! so the franchise is not about Skyrim, and Skyrim is just a small part of the franchise. Those of us who have been playing Elder Scrolls games since before Skyrim don’t expect a Skyrim 2. And will not be disapointed if the next game takes place in some other province of the ES world.

    • vivzZ

      I guess,it will be in Tamriel..

      • elnator

        Tamriel is the name of their world, not a province. Skyrim is a region of Tamriel like North America is a region of Earth.

        • TriHelix

          That’s the joke

        • LexMinewalker

          No. Skyrim is a Region of Tamriel like The United States of America is a region of North America. Believe it or not there is another continent in the land of Nirn (where the Elder Scrolls takes place) called Akavir, translating to Dragon-Land in Aldmeri. Not many people of Tamriel have been there, but it exists. It’s home to the Snow Demons of Kamal, the Vampiric Snake-People of Tsaesci, the Tang-Mo monkey-people, and the Ka Po’ Tun, who are a Tiger-like warrior race, led by (no joke) one of their own that became a Cat-like Dragon named Tosh Raka. It’s unknown how similar they are to Kahjiit. This is great to know because it is theorized that Akavir will be a major plot point in the next few games, as, last we heard, Tosh Raka was planning to invade all of Akavir, and eventually even Tamriel. I would provide a map of Akavir, but there seems to be a debate on what the continent looks like. Google it.

          • elnator

            you sir, are correct. I forgot Tamriel was a continent.

  • Morrowind is still ahead for narrative complexity over the trivially linear Skyrim. Oblivion was more scripted, but at least there seemed some progression. Skyrim set dichotomous choices and then trivial consequences for those choices.

  • brian YORK

    Telle whats quality about a game that you have to mod to get to work properly. Bethesda is a bunch of bunk… I had to finish their job to play skyrim.

  • O rly

    for the past 2 months not a day has gone by with out a “skyrim 2” article being in my top news feed,
    well at least i have gathered a nice list of garbage websites to avoid at all cost in the future.
    pro tip: if you want to be consider a legitimate website fire who ever posted an article about skyrim 2.

  • W. Flores

    Skyrim 2? What kind of stupid s**t is this?

  • Thomas Shea

    I’ll be happy when I get all of Tamriel… and I mean every Province.. fully realized in one game where you choose a race and start from that race’s territory and have to move and explore out from there.

    • elnator

      you mean, like, in Elder Scrolls Online? 🙂

      • Thomas Shea

        No, like in a regular single player version. Though I wouldn’t be opposed to multiplayer in general, I want to be able to mod and create my own stories and quests in the world.

        • elnator

          Gonna be awhile before they do another Elder Scrolls title though. They just released Elder Scrolls Online and it just went to Consoles in the past couple months. So my advice, for now: Get Elder Scrolls Online and have some fun with that while you’re waiting. Now that it’s free to play (After purchase) there’s no reason not to. The story lines are quite good as are most of the side quests.

    • Matthew Early

      It already exists. It was called Daggerfall and was pretty awesome for the mid 90’s. Probably one of the biggest playable universes in all of gaming.

      • LexMinewalker

        Do you mean Arena? Daggerfall took place in and around, well, Daggerfall (a city in High Rock).

  • elnator

    1) Whatever game comes next in this franchise it won’t be called Skyrim 2. It’ll be Elder Scrolls VI: Whatever
    2) They JUST got done working with Zenimax on Elder Scrolls Online and it just got ported to consoles finally this year. Why would they release a new elder scrolls title that would directly compete with the MMO version so soon? That would be financial suicide. I suspect we won’t see ES6 go into development for at least a year or two.

  • token420

    I’d prefer Skyrim HD — so mods would not be needed. Is it crazy of me to think the top 25 most important mods should simply become an official part of the game? This way gamers who don’t want to deal with modding can have an optimized gorgeous experience. If leaving games unfinished and “moddable” is Bethesda’s idea of “diligence” we’re in a lot of trouble.

  • TheViper4Life

    I’m glad. I’d rather Elder Scrolls VI focus on another part of Tamriel. Actually…based on how freakin massive No Man’s Sky is, that game is proving what is possible with a sandbox (that we no longer have to confined to small cities or islands) I think Bethesda can start pushing towards ALL of Tamriel being our playground…but I don’t expect that.

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