New information from court documents related to the Federal Trade Commission’s case against Microsoft has surfaced. It indicates that fans eagerly awaiting “The Elder Scrolls 6,” a highly anticipated game from Bethesda’s fantasy series, may have to wait until at least 2026 for its release. Furthermore, there are indications that the game may not be available on the PlayStation 5, at least not initially.
The Elder Scrolls 6 may not launched on PS5
As noted by IGN, Journalist Stephen Totilo, from Axios, posted a newly revealed document from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) versus Microsoft trial concerning the purchase of Activision Blizzard. Inside this document is a list of officially announced Bethesda games, along with the platforms they are planned for and their expected release timeframes.
From Microsoft’s responses in the FTC vs Microsoft case. Elder Scrolls VI listed here as Xbox and PC and releasing 2026 or later.
During testimony at the hearing, Xbox’s Phil Spencer went on to say the game was at least five years out and platforms were technically TBD pic.twitter.com/Kto9bE5U8C
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 18, 2023
In the above table, there’s an entry for The Elder Scrolls VI. It’s expected to come out in “2026 or later.” Below that, it shows where you can play the game. However, it says only Xbox and PC. This probably means that when the game comes out, you won’t be able to play it on the PS5. Microsoft hasn’t said anything about this yet. This is similar to what happened with other Bethesda games like Starfield, which only came out on Xbox and PC.
Elder Scroll 6 Expected Release Date
The Elder Scrolls 6 was first announced in 2018, and if this information is accurate, it means the game will have been in development for at least eight years. That’s quite a long time. PlayStation fans might be disappointed to hear that the game won’t be on their console. At least not at the beginning. However, there’s a chance it could come to other platforms later on.