Bethesda's highly anticipated upcoming RPG The Elder Scrolls VI is still far off – so long ago, the company is not planning to talk about it during its E3 briefing in June. That said, we are increasingly learning about the title and this latest news can make you smile and warm your heart.
In a video celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Elder Scrolls series, it appears to have confirmed that Shirley Curry, grandmother streaming older Scrolls games on Twitch, is featured in The Elder Scrolls VI in some capacity. This follows a Change.org petition that encouraged Bethesda to put Curry in the game as an NPC, weapon or place.
"This means a lot to me because I would be extremely happy to know that there was another who played with my character in a future Elder Scrolls game," says Curry in the video.
Also in the video, Bethesda confirms that it uses "photogrammetry" technology – where true images are scanned to make more realistic assets – for its future games. This will allow future Bethesda titles to look more graphically impressive, Bethesda said. Specifically, the developer said the progress it makes allows the studio to "push our future technology into play at levels we haven't done before." Photogrammetry is also used by DICE in franchise such as Battlefield and Battlefront.
Bethesda also spoke about the reaction to announcing The Elder Scrolls VI at E3 last year. "Watching the fan-reaction videos for The Elder Scrolls VI and watching people become emotional about it, it's a pretty incredible feeling," says senior designer Jeff Browne in the video.
"It's an obsession to make the perfect Elder Scroll game, so I don't think it will ever go away," said Matt Carofano, art director.
Elder Scrolls VI is currently under development, but it doesn't come Soon, it will release after Bethesda's first new IP for 25 years, Starfield, and even that game will not come soon. Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI must not release on the current generation of consoles.