Todd Howard Confirms No Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield at E3 2019

By Laura Kate Dale on at

A couple of weeks ago Bethesda confirmed that, despite some big names pulling out, it will still be holding an E3 press conference just like previous years. We got the news of its E3 2019 press conference in the form of an image, one that shows a number of Bethesda characters looking up at the night sky:

Nice, right? Well, this image has caused quite a bit of discussion and speculation, with it leading many people to believe that one particular game from Bethesda's upcoming lineup might be a big focus of E3: Starfield, the sci-fi RPG that was teased during last year's E3.

Why? Well, that's pretty simple. It's an image of characters looking up at stars. They're all stood in a field. Stars. A field. Starfield. You can see where people might have got the idea from.

Unfortunately, Bethesda director Todd Howard has come along and burst that bubble. It seems that the image was not a deliberate Starfield tease – Howard recently confirmed during a livestream that Starfield is not planned to appear at this year's press conference. Worse still, The Elder Scrolls VI, which was also teased at last year's conference, is also not set to make an appearance.

In the above video, if you skip to around 2:10:35, you'll catch the news.

While we most likely still have a long wait ahead of us for either game, at least expectations are in the right place. Hopefully this means Bethesda's E3 2019 presentation will bring some announcements for new games we don't even know exist yet, which is always exciting.