According to a tweet from Bethesda, the biggest forthcoming blockbuster from Microsoft-owned Bethesda has been postponed until the first half of 2023. A nod to the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the game was initially scheduled to be live on November 11th, 2022.
Both the new space exploration game and Arkane’s Redfall, the surprise-announced co-op vampire shooter, are getting extra production time from Bethesda, which has given few details and no actual gameplay video to date.
Because both games are expected to appear in a showcase on June 12th, this early announcement is likely aimed to set the stage for what to expect.
If Bethesda manages to show off any Elder Scrolls VI video, keep in mind that it’s likely (unfortunately) still years away from being released on consoles and PC.
During the pandemic, only a few games have been able to escape substantial delays due to the difficulty of producing and collaborating at home.
In the current state of affairs, it’s practically inevitable that any game’s release date will be delayed, regardless of the publisher.
It was recently announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will be released in 2023 instead of its originally scheduled holiday release date of 2017.