Rumor Says: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remake incoming

That’s right; a TES Oblivion Remake could be written in the stars. The Hero of Kvatch is set to walk the planes of Oblivion once again!

First, let’s start by saying that this is a rumor based on a leak, so while we can’t confirm its authenticity, the leaker’s identity as an ex-employer was verified, which opens up room to speculate. And that’s what we are about to do because if it’s true, then it’s excellent news because we could be getting an Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion Remake!

In Reddit’s forum GamingLeaksAndRumours, a now-deleted user posted that they were an ex-employee of Virtuos Games and deliberately decided to share the company’s entire project pipeline.

The post was deleted moments after its existence, but what ends up on the internet exists forever, provided you are willing to dig around and find it. A user called Angle posted all the information and a screenshot on the ResetEra forum.

Breaking Down The Info

The first leak is called the Altar Project, a remake or remaster of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. According to the ex-employee, there is still a discussion about whether it should be a remaster or a complete remake, which would change the supposed release date.

In case of a remaster/remake, the graphics engine employed would be Unreal Engine 5 in partnership with the old Oblivion engine, Gamebryo, which has now been discarded in favor of the Creation Engine.

Interestingly, this information has left players with a question mark. The Creation Engine is Bethesda’s priority engine, used in Skyrim and the upcoming Starfield. Furthermore, the engine allows using the modding tool Creation Kit, which extended Skyrim’s lifespan by a decade thanks to community support.

That said, fans believe that if there were ever to be a remake of an old The Elder Scrolls game, it wouldn’t be developed using Unreal, neither would it be of the fourth title, Oblivion, but rather the third, Morrowind, considered by many to be the better entry after Skyrim.

Other leaked projects

Among the other leaks is mention of “Massive,” an original game from Virtuos and an ambitious Triple AAA. The description is as if it were “Monster Hunter meets Shadow of Colossus,” where players would cooperatively defeat gigantic monsters in a post-apocalyptic world.

The other project would be “Cobra,” the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake. Konami has already confirmed in an interview with a journalist from Kotaku that Virtuos was helping with the remake’s development.

At the end of the post, the leaker mentions that Virtuos is working on an expansion for Amazon’s MMO, New World, and another internal project called “Ominous,” a narrative climbing game.

Who is Virtuos Games

Virtuos Games specializes in working as an external developer for other companies and has been responsible for the production of remasters in the past, such as Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, game ports like Dark Souls Remastered, or art assistance in Horizon Zero Dawn.

In June of this year, Virtuos announced that it was developing original games, which corroborates the information from the leaker regarding the internal projects called “Massive” and “Ominous.”

Although we would also love a remaster/remake of the old The Elder Scrolls games, we know that Bethesda has its hands full with the upcoming release of Starfield and the production of The Elder Scrolls VI, which is slated for a 2028 release based on Phil Spencer’s comments.

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