Bethesda is about to launch Starfield, but what’s coming next? Bethesda Game Studios is making The Elder Scrolls VI and then Fallout 5, so the studio is staying quite busy. In a new interview with GQ, Bethesda’s Todd Howard shared a few new morsels about The Elder Scrolls 6 and discussed when he might retire from making games.
Starting off with the game’s announcement in June 2018, Howard said he often wonders if it was the right thing to announce it so early. “I have asked myself that a lot,” he said. “I don’t know. I probably would’ve announced it more casually.”
Howard also confirmed that The Elder Scrolls 6, or whatever it’s called, does already have a codename but he would not reveal it. As for what he could say, Howard said the game aims to “fill that role of the ultimate fantasy-world simulator.”
“And there are different ways to accomplish that given the time that has passed,” he said.
Howard is 53 now and said it’s “weird for me” to think about retirement, something he believes is a “long, long way off.”
“I want to do it forever,” he said. “I think the way I work will probably evolve, but… look at [71-year-old Mario creator and Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto]. He’s still doing it,” Howard said.
In addition to his duties on Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, Howard is an executive producer on the new Indiana Jones game in the works at Machine Games.