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Report: Elder Scrolls V Is A Direct Sequel To Oblivion

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According to a report on Eurogamer Denmark, Elder Scrolls developers Bethesda are already hard at work on a fifth episode in the storied role-playing series.


"[Our] source not only confirmed that the game is in current production, but also spoke briefly about the content — with fantasy-sounding phrases like Dragon Lord, something with The Blades — and that voice acting for the characters in the game is currently happening in the weeks to follow", Eurogamer Denmark's boss Kristian West says.

"The same source confirmed, with official game documents in hand, that this will be the chronological sequel to what happened in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which is the latest game in the now 16-years-old Elder Scrolls saga and by itself one of the better RPGs for PC and consoles."


Interesting. Having been teased in novels and yearned for in rap songs, it would be good news indeed if Bethesda — whose last outing was Fallout 3 — was returning to Oblivion's more inviting landscapes.

The atomic wastelands have a charm of their own, sure, but there's something about rolling fields and a blue sky that just makes you want to really live in a game world.

Rumour: Elder Scrolls 5 in the works [Eurogamer]

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I don't want to sound greedy, but I hope this one has a new game engine. I loved Oblivion, and Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas, but ROBOT MANNEQUIN STARE is getting a little old. Oh, and enough bugs to start an entomology museum.

But I *really* just want a Fallout 4 built on the new engine.