A couple of weeks ago we reported that a new chapter in the Elder Scrolls universe was on its way. Sadly, the next chapter turned out to be a novel, The Infernal City, and not a game. Turns out that that my clumsy ruse had a hint of truth to it.
Bookseller Waterstones.com’s listing for the book doesn’t tell us much now, but earlier today, it read a bit differently;
“A novel that takes places forty-five years after the Oblivion Crisis, which is the story of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion game and the expansion pack Shivering Isles. It partly bridges the gap for the next game, which is set 200 years after the Oblivion crisis.”
The blurb has been edited to remove the tease, but the cat is basically out of the bag at this point. Obviously, we all knew that the Elder Scrolls V would eventually come out, but this all but confirms it, and also gives us a rough time frame within the fictional universe for the next game. Whether this game will be another single-player ES adventure or the rumored MMO is unknown, but at least we know that we’ll be back in Tamriel eventually.