'The Elder Scrolls VI' soundtrack won't be composed by Jeremy Soule.
The 43-year-old composer - who works across film, TV and gaming - has confirmed he isn't involved in the next instalment in the popular role-playing series, with his last work featuring on 2006's 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion'.
A statement on Soule's Facebook page reads: " As so many of my fans have asked ... While I've not said much about this out of courtesy to Bethesda, I would never turn my back on TES, and I believe that my involvement would hinge on a creative decision on their part and where they want to take the franchise. To confirm, I am currently not involved with TES VI. (sic)"
Soule's announcement comes after developer Bethesda Games' Pete Hines reassured fans that they won't be abandoning single-player titles.
Speaking in October, he said: "Actually, I should not be quite so dismissive of the question, which is to say - the timeframe for Bethesda Game Studios titles has not changed at all. What changed was our desire to lay out a roadmap of those titles, not like, hey they're going to be putting out a game every nine months, no, it still takes them years in between projects, but because we were doing something so different on 'Fallout 76', taking that franchise in such a different direction, doing an online game that doesn't look like something you'd expect from BGS, we thought it was important to say: hey, new IP, single player, sci-fi thing coming, hey we are doing The Elder Scrolls VI after that. So that people didn't start spinning off on, like, that's the end of single player games from Bethesda Games Studios. (sic)"
There has so far been five games in 'The Elder Scrolls' series, starting with 1994's 'Arena.
In 2014, an MMO game, 'The Elder Scrolls Online', was released by Bethesda's affiliated ZeniMax subsidiary ZeniMax Online Studios.
Little else, including a release date and platform, is known about 'The Elder Scrolls VI'.