Next-gen is the term that used every generation to signify the upcoming consoles. While Bethesda has announced that it will bring Elder Scrolls VI but, it might skip current gen consoles in favor of next-gen consoles.
This is according to Bethesda’s Todd Howard, who noted that in an interview with Eurogamer that the next-gen for the company mans both hardware and software. While the hardware implies the consoles from Sony and Microsoft but the software means the game from Bethesda itself signifying that not only Elder Scrolls VI will come to next-gen consoles but their game will take full advantage of them.
That to us means two things. It does mean hardware and it does mean software on our side, and it also means gameplay – what does the next generation of epic single-player RPGs feel like to us? What systems we put it out on – what’s the hardware requirements – is still to be determined. We’re pushing it; we’re thinking very, very far in future so we’re building something that will handle next-generation hardware. That’s what we’re building on right now, that’s where our mind is, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t exist on the current systems as well.
Bethesda is currently working on Fallout 76 which is scheduled to launch later this year. With Fallout 76 being designed as a co-op experience along with a solo one, I would be nice for the game to feature cross-play.
However, Sony is the main hurdle to achieve this goal as Bethesda has noted that Sony isn’t being helpful when it comes to cross-play for Fallout 76.
On the other hand, Sony is just stalling when asked about featuring cross-play. According to CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment:
We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.
What do you think of Bethesda hinting that Elder Scrolls VI will be skipping Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Let us know in the comments.