December 2, 2023

Simply days after launching probably the most anticipated video video games of 2023, writer Bethesda Softworks has been subjected to probably the most vital leaks in online game historical past. Across the similar time that courtroom paperwork uncovered Microsoft’s plans for a revamped Xbox Sequence X, one other doc spoiled Bethesda’s launch schedule from 2020 to 2024.

The doc was deleted from the courtroom’s web site, however not earlier than it made the rounds on-line within the wee hours of Tuesday morning. It’s additionally value noting that the doc seems to be from 2020, so a few of the proposed launch dates have already been missed. Nonetheless, these are all titles that both had been or nonetheless are within the works at Bethesda.

Bethesda leak reveals unannounced video games

In accordance with the doc, Bethesda’s roadmap for its fiscal yr 2022 included downloadable content material for Starfield, a remaster of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and an untitled Indiana Jones sport. The Starfield DLC is probably going Shattered Area, a narrative growth presently in improvement for the RPG. However that is the primary we’re listening to a few remaster of Oblivion, which launched on PC and Xbox 360 in 2006. Followers have been clamoring for a contemporary model of the open-world RPG for years, however Bethesda has been content material with re-releasing Skyrim.

As for Indiana Jones, Bethesda first teased the licensed MachineGames (Wolfenstein, Quake) title in January 2021, however we haven’t heard a lot since:

Shifting on to fiscal yr 2023, the titles develop into extra cryptic. Along with a brand new growth for The Elder Scrolls On-line, Bethesda was additionally planning on debuting “Venture Kestrel” and “Venture Platinum,” and your guess is pretty much as good as ours as to what these are. However the one launch that did have an actual identify in 2023 was a brand new sport titled Doom Yr Zero. Presumably, this may be the follow-up to id Software program’s Doom and Doom Everlasting.

Lastly, fiscal yr 2024 was set to be the busiest of all. The discharge schedule included a Fallout 3 remaster, a sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo, DLC for Doom Yr Zero, an growth for The Elder Scrolls On-line, an growth for “Venture Kestrel,” an untitled licensed IP sport, Dishonored 3, and The Elder Scrolls VI. What a yr that may have been.

Clearly, the scheduled launch dates of many of those titles have already come and gone. We additionally now know (thanks to a different courtroom doc) that Bethesda doesn’t plan to launch The Elder Scrolls VI earlier than 2026. Regardless, it’s clear that Bethesda has been very busy behind the scenes, and we’re curious to see how the writer responds to this leak.