Perhaps so we don't have to speculate anymore what BGS is doing. Now we know their next projects will be Starfield and TESVI is coming after that. Fallout fans are going to have it a bit rough after 76.I don't understand the point of revealing a game that is this far away.
I expect it to be ALL of Tamriel.
That would be appropriately "next gen" enough.
If this is coming out for next generation Consoles that would mean the Elder Scrolls skipped an entire generation of Consoles. Not that I really care as a PC player, but that's still kind of wild to me.
Expect one province unless they want to go the warmap DA:I sectional map style. They can make it big like Ghost Recon Wildlands, but Daggerfall was absolutely massive KM wise (even if filled with fluff). Doing all Tamriel in one Map with anything less than the biggest map in the world on 5 blu-rays would do it an injustice. Plus they have ESO for that, they don't need to cross those streams. Hence why they announced the Blackmarsh add-on later for ESO. "See we're finally going there, just not in the next ES6." Expect High Rock (possibly Hammerfell/Valenwood), or like someone speculated with a map comparison somewhere else it might even be in Anvil in Cyrodiil again on the west coast. I don't think Bethesda want to do a mainline ES in a game filled with lizards or cats (Black Marsh / Elsweyr). Though I'd like to be proven wrong on that front.
If ESO is already all of Tamriel, then why couldn't a mainline entry do the same? Especially if it's a next gen title.
Yeah, it would need to be a BIG map, but it could be done.
Could doesn't mean would in the Bethesda sense. ESO is also chopped up pieces/shrunken down version, it's not the whole thing. It may be getting there with expansions, but it's not all of Tamriel yet.
Best guess I can throw out there for maybe if it's in indeed Anvil in Cyordiil is it's a port-based game where your home base is Anvil and you go out on ships from there (hopefully not just via fast travel) to other continents within reasonable range. Which would be Valenwood, Hammerfell and Summerset. And of course Cyrodiil itself to a degree. Methinks they saw the Witcher 3 / AC: O sailing and wanted something similar. But I'm just shooting in the dark.
Pirate/ship-based games seem to be popular right now so it seems fitting.