There haven’t been a whole lot of details regarding The Elder Scrolls VI since its announcement back in 2018. The highly anticipated next chapter in Bethesda’s critically acclaimed RPG series was absent from E3 this year as the focus was primarily on Bethesda’s other grand RPG, Starfield.
But it’s possible we may have learned something about The Elder Scrolls VI through the Starfield trailer. At the 1:17 mark in the trailer, which you can watch below, you’ll see the astronaut fidgeting with the controls of a ship. If you look closely, you can see an etching of some sort on the side of the panel.
Here’s a closer look in case you missed it.
The conspicuous etching could be nothing. Or as some fans have theorized, it could be a clue as to the setting of The Elder Scrolls VI.
Many have pointed out the the etching bears a striking resemblance to the map of northwestern Tamriel — specifically Hammerfell, High Rock and possibly the tip of the Summerset Isles. Here’s a quick comparison to the map of Tamriel.
Again, it could be purely coincidence. However, this isn’t the first time that such a theory was proposed. On New Year’s Eve 202, Bethesda made a post that read: “Transcribe the past and map the future.” Along with it was an map and fans noticed a candle sitting just below the southern border of Skyrim, fueling speculation that Hammerfell would be the location of The Elder Scrolls VI.
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If you ask me, something like this feels like an intentional easter egg. Who would take the time to design that etching on the ship’s console if not as a subtle nod to Bethesda’s other highly anticipated game.
If the rumors do turn out to be true, this would be the first Elder Scrolls game to be set in Hammerfell, a massive region with vast mountain ranges, grasslands and deserts. Hammerfell is known for behing home to the Redguards, a race known for its cunning warriors and skilled swordsmen. And there’s a rich history within the region that would be perfect for narrative.
Do you want to see The Elder Scrolls VI set in Hammerfell?