No Elder Scrolls VI or Starfield at E3 2019, But ‘Skyrim Granny’ Shirley Curry Will Indeed Be in TESVI
Bethesda has quite the big presence at PAX East 2019, now in full swing in Boston. They've had a series of live-streamed panels yesterday about Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls Online and Rage 2, as well as a special panel for the 25th anniversary of Elder Scrolls, and there will be more panels later today.
In case you were hoping to learn something more about the next games in development at Bethesda Game Studios (The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield), though, there will be nothing of the sort. In fact, director and executive producer Todd Howard was quick to confirm that neither of those games will be at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, too, as it's simply too early to show them.
We knew that much, of course, at least since VP of Marketing Pete Hines mentioned that the development schedule of BGS remains largely the same. With Fallout 76 having launched only about six months ago, we're at least two years away from the next release (Starfield) and four to five away from TESVI.
On the upside, Todd Howard did confirm that photogrammetry technology is being used for both games. In fact, Bethesda already used it to scan 'Skyrim Granny' Shirley Curry so that she can be an NPC in The Elder Scrolls VI.
As you might recall, fans had started a petition on Change.org a few months ago to ensure she would be immortalized in the next chapter of Elder Scrolls, after the beloved 'gamer grandma' expressed worry that her age might prevent her ability to play it given that it's still a few years away. It looks like they finally got their wish.
Interestingly, the video also clearly shows a desert environment being scanned. This already has Elder Scrolls fans speculating that they'll go to Hammerfell, the home of the Redguard race, in TESVI.
It will be a long wait, that's for sure. Meanwhile, stay tuned for any further rumors and news.