For over two years, RPG fans have been thirsting for new information about The Elder Scrolls 6, the upcoming successor to Skyrim. Or after any details at all, because we don’t know much about Bethesda’s new project yet.
The setting is also still unknown. However, there are already a lot of guesswork among the players. One of these theories has now been rekindled by the developers themselves. On December 31st, The Elder Scrolls’ official Twitter channel shared a picture of a map and added a few vague hints of the future to this post:
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Under the tweet, of course, initial suspicions of what Bethesda would like to say to you with this tweet. After all, the channel speaks in its tweet about mapping the future. In the picture we also see a map of Skyrim and a blank part of the neighboring region of Hammerfell.
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This is how the fans interpret this tweet
The most widespread speculation currently relates to the empty space on the map and the meaning of the three lights. This is said to be another clue as to which region of Tamriel the sixth game is taking place in.
These clues are meant to point to Hammerfell. According to the fans, the three lamps should stand for the past, present and future, as one lamp can be seen directly next to the coins that are known from the expansions for Elder Scrolls Online, one on Skyrim and one in Hammerfell.
It wouldn’t be the first time Hammerfell had a conversation either. The landscapes from the first teaser already reminded some Elder Scrolls professionals of this region, and in 2018 ZeniMax Media registered the brand name Redfall. The jump to the Redguards (red guards), who live in that region, is not far.
On Reddit there are, however, much more adventurous interpretations. Here the experts dig deep into the lore box of the game series to make predictions for the future using this card. Incidentally, the future of the game series has recently also been in the hands of Microsoft:
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Lots of guesswork
One can also doubt whether Bethesda really came up with an elaborate plan for this tweet. At least the reference to Hammerfell could be intentional. However, they are also talking about the future in a tweet about 2021.
Elder Scrolls 6 will not appear this year, however. In the best case scenario, we might get some new information. The future of the series therefore remains for the time being with Elder Scrolls Online, which is still being supplemented with regular expansions. And it could also be the biggest challenge for the series.