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Fallout 5 will release after The Elder Scrolls 6, according to Todd Howard

But will it release anytime soon?

The last week has been pretty crazy when it comes to gaming news. There’s certainly a lot to look forward to in the next year, but some developers have revealed plans for even further in the future. This is the case for Bethesda Game Studios, since Todd Howard has now confirmed the release order of its next two titles, which include Fallout 5.

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Todd Howard spoke to IGN and discussed the studio’s next big title, Starfield. Even after Bethesda’s in-depth showcase for Starfield, there were still plenty of questions about the upcoming space-faring adventure. IGN also asked Howard about the plans for what comes after Starfield. He went on to say “Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while.” The answer he gave wasn’t very specific, but it did confirm that we can expect Fallout 5 to release after The Elder Scrolls 6.


The Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5 are next up

This isn’t very surprising information, but it’s still exciting news regardless. We’ve known for a while that The Elder Scroll 6 would be the next big Bethesda Game Studios title to release. However, when it comes to Fallout, the pathway for that franchise was a little unclear. Fallout 76 is still going strong, with a 2022 roadmap that’s full of content for players. It had a rough start, for sure, but the game is in a pretty good place these days. And now we know that Fallout 5 is planned to release sometime down the line.

Fallout 5 release

Of course, figuring out when these games will release is anyone’s guess. Bethesda Game Studios’ previous mainline release was Fallout 4 in 2015. And since Starfield got delayed to next year, that means that there’ll be an eight-year gap between the two games. That in itself is a fairly worrying thing to think about. It could mean that The Elder Scrolls 6 is a long while away, and Fallout 5‘s release is even further.

For now, though, we have Starfield to look forward to, and it’s shaping up to be a huge game. For many, this is a dream title. If Bethesda Game Studios can pull it off, it could be one of its most impressive games. The Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5‘s release may be a ways off but we’ve still got a cool game to look forward to in the near future.

Starfield will release for PC sometime in the first half of 2023. The Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5‘s releases will follow in the future.

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Sam is a Contributing Writer at PC Invasion. For just over 5 years, he has been writing about all areas of gaming from news and guides, to reviews of the latest titles. When he's not writing, he's usually sinking time into an RPG or trying to convince his friends to play The Legends of Heroes series. He can usually be found lurking on Twitter (@GhoolyTV) most days.