Bethesda may pull off a ‘Tomb Raider’ and release The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to next-gen consoles. Although an official statement hasn’t been made by the developer, OnlySP found a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One listing in the Bethesda Store. However, the listing was later removed.

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The news about the listing was preceded by yet another interesting media stunt performed by Bethesda. Earlier yesterday they send out and e-mail containing ‘Come visit our very special announcement’ and a date. Although most reddit users and Fallout 4 fans are associating Bethesda’s email as a conformation about the announcement of the next game in the Fallout franchise on the 1 December 2014, it is far more likely that the email is connected with Skyrim.

The Email was sent from ‘store@bethsoft.com’ right before the site’s next-gen console listing. Moreover, even the date is written as ‘12.01.14’ and is far more likely to be January 12, 2014 as read by countries using the metric system.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may be a bit old in gaming terms, but fans are constant in their support for the franchise. Next-gen users will probably receive a more detailed world, far smoother than the one fans have already seen and probably a richer experience.

Fans of The Elder Scrolls franchise are still waiting for the release of The Elder Scrolls Online, but even though next-gen users will have to wait until June to get their hands on it, they will be able to enjoy the rich world of Skyrim.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, as confirmed by Bethesda, the website listing was actually due to a technical server issue. Bethesda’s VP of Development, Peter Hines released a twitter post apologizing for the caused confusion.

Hines also confirmed that the email is a hoax.

However, even though Hines apologized for the listing and the confusion he didn’t deny the Skyrim rumor.

Do you believe that a next-gen Skyrim game could actually be in the works?

For more on the email hoax and its connection to Fallout 4 go here.