By 13 December 2010 | Categories: news


Speculation and anticipation for the next game in Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls saga has been rife over the past few months, with rumours popping up left and right.

We finally received confirmation that a next game is indeed on the way after a teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was shown at the Spike VGA Awards. A teaser site has also gone live in the meantime, and the game got its release date set for the 11th of November 2011.
And according to CVG, Bethesda community manager Nick Breckon confirmed on Twitter that the game will be running on a completely new engine as the engine used in Oblivion and Fallout 3 is starting to show its age a little.
Breckon posted, "we can now confirm that the TES V: Skyrim engine is all-new. And it looks fantastic". The title has reportedly been in development at Bethesda for about two years as the developers have been working on making the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Oblivion as impressive as possible.
Skyrim will be a direct sequel to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and will be released on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Not too much is known about details regarding the game thus far, but the province of Skyrim has been featured in previous titles and is known to be a bitterly cold part of Tamriel.
Given the quality and enjoyment of previous The Elder Scrolls games, we can't wait to see what Bethesda will be cooking up this time.


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