- Avowed and a possible Oblivion remake may be released before The Elder Scrolls 6, providing a worthy distraction for fantasy RPG fans while they wait.
- Obsidian Entertainment’s Avowed could be the perfect way to tide fans over until The Elder Scrolls 6, despite being smaller in scale.
- The rumored Oblivion remake and Avowed will both appeal to fantasy RPG fans with their classic RPG formula, helping to fill the void left by The Elder Scrolls 6’s absence.
Since Starfield has finally hit store shelves, all eyes are on the hotly anticipated The Elder Scrolls 6 to see if Bethesda can deliver. While most players are anxiously waiting for that game, there are actually two other major fantasy RPGs aiming to be released sometime before then. Obsidian Entertainment is hard at work on its fantasy RPG Avowed while Bethesda is allegedly also working on a remaster of The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion. Both sound like exciting prospects, and they may be fulfilling the same exact purpose.
Since The Elder Scrolls 6 is years away, fantasy RPG fans will want something to turn to. While they could simply boot up Skyrim again, Avowed and Oblivion should be worthy distractions instead. If these two games can be released before The Elder Scrolls 6, then they will be the perfect way to tide players over until then. At least one of them is aiming for a 2024 release, so hopefully the other one will follow shortly after.
The Elder Scrolls 6 may have been announced in 2018, but the game is still likely a long way away. First, Bethesda had to get Starfield out the door, which it announced during the same E3 press conference. That took most of its resources, so The Elder Scrolls 6 had to be put on the back burner. Now that Starfield is out, the studio can focus its attention on the fantasy RPG, which is great to hear. However, it was still in pre-production as of last year, so fans will be waiting a long time.
This long wait means that fantasy RPG fans will need something to turn to. Luckily, Obsidian Entertainment seems to be swooping in to fill the void with the brand-new Avowed. While it will be smaller scale than The Elder Scrolls 6, the studio has shown it knows how to craft RPGs on par with Bethesda’s titles. This means that the game should be a perfect way to tide fans over, and it may not be the only game to do so.
Recently, FTC documents have leaked various projects that Bethesda may be working on. One such project is a remaster of the acclaimed The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion. There is no official confirmation that the game is real, but if it is, then it would also be a great way to pass the time leading up to The Elder Scrolls 6.
One of the best ways to wait for the next chapter is by playing another entry in the series since many Skyrim fans have not experienced this iconic RPG yet. Both Avowed and the rumored Oblivion remake sound like the perfect thing to fill the void left by The Elder Scrolls 6‘s absence.
While neither is likely on the scale of the upcoming RPG, they should still give fantasy RPG fans a lot to enjoy. They will not only be in the same genre but will both be seeping with that classic RPG formula. Avowed may even feel like Bethesda in all but name, as long as it follows in the footsteps of past Obsidian RPGs.
Fans of fantasy RPGs should have a lot to look forward to in the next couple of years if the rumors are to be believed. Xbox in particular seems to be cementing itself as the home of RPGs, which is great to see. This should help give players something to turn to during the increasingly long wait for The Elder Scrolls 6. Hopefully, that wait is not as long as some people think it may be, but that does not seem likely.
Avowed releases in 2024 for PC and Xbox Series X/S.