During hearings in the case against the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer dodged a question about the status of The Elder Scrolls VI, but the company’s recently released court documents provide concrete information on the subject.
Recall that during his testimony, Spencer refused to confirm the exclusivity of The Elder Scrolls VI (before that nothing bothered him), citing the remote release of the game – at least five years. According to the director, the game’s release is so far away that it is not yet clear which platforms will be relevant then.
Judging by the releases of last Friday, September 15th, Microsoft documents, The Elder Scrolls VI will be released on PC and Xbox consoles only in 2026 at the earliest. Similar information about the Microsoft game platform provided FTC last fall.
Below Microsoft’s exclusivity statement for The Elder Scrolls VI is a quote from Spencer from a November 2021 GQ interview: “I want us at Xbox to be able to offer the full package of what we have. And that also applies to The Elder Scrolls VI.”.
The Elder Scrolls VI was officially confirmed at E3 2018. Since then, the project has not received a single new trailer and Starfield has finally left pre-production for release: the game is in the early stages of development and is also not scheduled to be shown in the near future.