Bethesda Game Studios director and executive producer Todd Howard speaks at the 2018 Gamelab Conference on June 27, 2018, in Spain. Photo courtesy of Gamelab Conference/Wikimedia Commons
June 14 (UPI) -- Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard confirmed Tuesday that Fallout 5 will be the video game developer's next title after The Elder Scrolls 6, which will arrive after 2023's Starfield.
In a wide-ranging interview with IGN that was primarily focused on Sunday's Starfield gameplay reveal at the Xbox-Bethesda showcase, Howard briefly explained the roadmap for his studio once Starfield is finally released in early 2023.
"Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we're going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate's pretty full going forward for a while," Howard told IGN. "We have some other projects that we look at from time to time as well."
Howard previously told IGN that Bethesda has an idea for Fallout 5 in place, saying: "Fallout's really part of our DNA here. We've worked with other [developers] from time to time -- I can't say what's going to happen. You know, we have a one-pager on Fallout 5, what we want to do."
The 51-year-old Howard, however, hadn't confirmed that another entry in the popular Fallout franchise would arrive after The Elder Scrolls 6.
Fallout 4 was released in 2015, followed by the multiplayer-focused spinoff, Fallout 76, in 2018. Before those titles, Fallout 3 (2008) and Fallout: New Vegas (2010) were released and quickly became cult classics.
The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced in 2018, but there has been very little revealed about the game since. It is set to be released exclusively on PC and Xbox consoles.