At E3, Bethesda was asked about the state of Elder Scrolls 6, primarily because they unveiled a remastering of Skyrim. They replied by saying that there would be an Elder Scrolls 6, but, there would likely be 2 or 3 games would come out before it.
At the conference, Bethesda’s Pete Hines spoke with IGN and revealed “he (Todd Howard) said for sure that he’s got two other projects. I’m just making sure folks understand, like, that doesn’t mean he’s going to spit out a DLC and another DLC and we’re head faking. Like, I need folks to understand that we’re talking about big games like a Skyrim and a Fallout 4 and a Fallout 3 and those don’t just happen.”
The key take away here isn’t that the games are indeed coming before Elder Scrolls 6, but rather that the size of these titles are on scale with their previous games. Which were already pretty massive. Now, exactly what these games are in potential is anyone’s guess, more than likely they’re new franchises, or rebirths of classic franchises like what they’ve recently done with Doom and Quake. But as usual, only time will tell.
Sadly, for those wanting Elder Scrolls 6, “you’re not getting an Elder Scrolls 6 for many years.”