The setting for an unannounced Elder Scrolls game may have inadvertantly been revealed in a book description.A blurb on the Waterstone’s website for Greg Keyes’ forthcoming Elder Scrolls novel “The Infernal City” apparently contains text mentioning a fifth Elder Scrolls game. It looks like the description may have changed, as we can’t see it anymore, but here’s what it used to say, according to Kotaku:”A novel that takes places [sic] 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.” We’ve added the emphasis.This might surprise a few people following the comments made by Bethesda’s Todd Howard at QuakeCon 2009, who told gamers not to “look [for] a new Elder Scrolls game in the near future,” but that “there’s always a chance” for an Elder Scrolls MMO.We took that to mean that any new Elder Scrolls title would be a way off, though, rather than there not being one. We’ll keep you posted as we find out more.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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