Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI will not be featured at E3 2019

Last year at E3 2018, Bethesda ended their annual conference with not one, but two far forward-looking announcements in both Starfield as well as the long-awaited The Elder Scrolls VI. Both were only given short introductory teasers at the time, so many may have been hoping to finally learn more about either title at E3 this year, one year on from the official unveilings. Unfortunately, Bethesda boss Todd Howard is asking for a little more patience, stating that neither game will be talked about at Bethesda's showing in June.


During a BethesdaGameDays Pax East stream (about 2 hours and 10 minutes in) celebrating Elder Scrolls' 25th anniversary, Howard quickly made it clear that new information on both major titles is still a long ways off:

"Please be patient, it's going to be a long time, it's not going to be something we're talking about at E3, either of those games."

While this is certainly a blow to RPG fans that have been looking forward to either announcement, it does leave open some room for speculation about what Bethesda will be presenting on stage in a few months. We can expect maybe Rage 2 post-launch content or projects in the works by the teams at Tango or Arkane, but in the RPG space, it leaves a big unknown. 

Howard did make a passing comment about some of the tech behind the two absent titles, stating that Elder Scrolls VI will build off of Starfield:

"People are going to see [our technology] first actually in Starfield, so that tech will have a second version of it in TES VI."

But without a lot to see at this point, we'll have to take a raincheck for another year. Bethesda's E3 Conference will be on June 9 at 5:30 PT.