Fantasy and RPG fans thirst for every new piece of information about The Elder Scrolls VI, after all, not much is known about the continuation of the longstanding franchise. Bethesda may now have a clear indication of the setting of the new game from the stack.
The creators now sent greetings to the loyal community of the role-playing franchise on the occasion of the New Year via social media channels. Many gamers understand these greetings as a clear reference to the (previously unknown) setting of The Elder Scrolls VI.
In the past, fans speculated on the occasion of the teaser trailer that The Elder Scrolls VI could possibly take place in High Rock or in Valenwood. Due to the greetings via social media, Hammerfell is now moving into focus instead.
Bethesda had published a map of the province of Skyrim with the sentence “Transcribe the past and map the future” in the posting, which you can view in the context of this announcement. There are three candles on this card. Above all in the context of the phrase “map the future”, fans understand these candles as an indication of the future setting of the new game.
Transcribe the past and map the future. 📖
Here’s to a Happy New Year!🕯 pic.twitter.com/bL44CzLDIE
— The Elder Scrolls (@ElderScrolls) December 31, 2020
Above a candle there is a clearly legible reference to Hammerfell, which, according to the fans, should represent the future of the franchise – and thus the new location. A second candle marks Solitude, the capital of Skyrim – the presence of the franchise. The third candle is on a locked box in which the past of The Elder Scrolls is supposed to slumber.
But are these interpretations of the fans really true? It is possible that the Hammerfell candle is also a reference to the past of the game series, because Hammerfell was already present as a place in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. Accordingly, the box could also represent the new location of the new part, which is still under lock and key.
At least for speculation about The Elder Scrolls VI is provided again for the moment.