Elder Scrolls Novel Potentially Confirms Elder Scrolls V

Author Greg Keyes is better known to me by his Star Wars Expanded Universe contributions, but as the writer on The Elder Scrolls: Infernal City, he's been promoted to "potential Bethesda informant".

A book blurb on the Waterstone's retail site reads "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."

So, assuming "the next game" in Oblivion continuity isn't a ZeniMax Online massively multiplayer online game, this might be a hint at an Elder Scrolls V. Although, to hear Bethesda's Pete Hines tell it, that's the natural conclusion anybody could draw from how well The Elder Scrolls IV sold.

Well spotted, Silver!

P.S. Yes, I read The Age of Unreason series. When I was a kid. So Keyes' Star Wars work is how I think of him and I consider it a compliment.


Comments

    I knew this day would come... but GOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!11

    Oblivion is happily in my top five best games I've ever played. The next Elder Scrolls will be mindblowing. I hope it's set in a more Morrowind type setting, like maybe Skyrim or Hammerfell... However, if this is true, like with Fable 2, I was kind of hoping it would be set in the past... anyway, as much as I knew there'd be another Elder Scrolls, I'm still excited... I only hope they wait for next generation hardware, which has been delayed by this Natal rubbish...

      yea i hoping black marsh or hell even akavir?
      or what would be kinda interesting would be cyrodil or vvardenfall again i mean 200 years had passed and oblivion and morrowind were in the same life time so it would be good to see how either had changed in that time since the death of the emporers

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