Bethesda Softworks is preparing to release a remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, presumably for the Xbox One and PS4, with a release date set for November 23rd, 2016. One of their most successful games, and a breakthrough release in the franchise, Skyrim was released back in 2011 and will see its five-year anniversary later this year. According to the rumours, the announcement will happen at E3 this year – in a scant couple of days, at the Bethesda conference. But could this mean more?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Although there have been no confirmations or even particularly strong rumours, it seems fairly certain that Bethesda would not stay idle, and that The Elder Scrolls 6 must be in development. The question is, when will it release? If Skyrim is indeed being remastered, and evidence is pointing strongly towards a yes, then could Bethesda be prepping us for an announcement next year? It would certainly help the game’s hype train to have people playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on their Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s.

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Another reason to be excited for the release of Skyrim on current-generation consoles is the strong possibility of modding arriving on consoles. This has already been made a reality for Bethesda’s other open world RPG franchise, Fallout, with the introduction of mods for Fallout 4 on consoles. Exciting times seem to be lying ahead for Elder Scrolls fans. Do you think The Elder Scrolls 6 will be announced next year? Let us know in the comments below.