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With Fallout 4 done and dusted, many have assumed that Bethesda Game Studios must be working on The Elder Scrolls VI - but that apparently isn't the case. According to ever informative VP of marketing Pete Hines, the inevitable successor to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn't actually in development.

Replying to a fan's query on Twitter, Pete states: "No. [The Elder Scrolls VI] isn't in development." That's a pretty definitive tweet right there, and it's already got overly eager fans riled up on social media.

Given that much of Bethesda's success has been built upon The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, it perhaps comes as a bit of a surprise that it isn't already pushing forward with the former, but then, this isn't quite the same company that we've come to know over the years.

These days, it's safe to say that Bethesda can afford to try its hand at new things. Not too long ago, studio director Todd Howard revealed that the developer was working on - or at least considering - multiple new intellectual properties. With that in mind, there's a very good chance that we'll see one of these projects come to fruition before The Elder Scrolls VI is even officially mentioned.

Are you disappointed by this news, or are you hopeful that the extra time will allow Bethesda to finally switch to a new engine? Decide to extend your Skyrim vacation in the comments section below.