Elder Scrolls book description hints at fifth game

Thanks to some confusing statements from Bethesda, we know that there will be another Elder Scrolls game. When exactly is anyone’s guess, but a recent retail website description of an Elder Scrolls novel at least mentions the mystery game. According to the site, author Greg Keyes’ The Infernal City is, “A novel that takes places forty-five years after the Oblivion Crisis, which is the story of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion game and the expansion pack Shivering Isles. It partly bridges the gap for the next game, which is set 200 years after the Oblivion crisis.”

So somehow Keyes knows that the fifth game is 200 years after Oblivion. That’s not much, but it’s something for Elder Scrolls fans to chew on for now. Of course there’s speculation that this fifth game is actually the upcoming ZeniMax MMO which may or may not be based on the Elder Scrolls series. Hopefully that’s not true, since a Bethesda-developed RPG would be more desirable.