A Reddit user claiming to be a former employee of Virtuos (the same studio currently assisting Konami on the remake of Metal Gear Solid 3) has claimed in a since-deleted post that the studio is working on a number of other projects, with one including a supposed remake of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Now, normally a Reddit post from someone claiming to be someone is cause for more than a shadow of a doubt, but as reported by Xfire this user was independently vetted by moderators on the r/GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit and is believed to be who they say they are.
The post claimed that Virtuous has five separate projects on the go, including the Oblivion/horse armour store remake under the codename “Altar” in development at Virtuos Paris. The claims seem to come from someone with general but not intimate knowledge of the project, as the claims seem uncertain about the project being in the scope of a full “remake” or more of a “remaster” but they do suggest a unique process in which the new version is being rendered in the Unreal Engine 5 but paired with code from the original game running in its original engine to handle everything else like gameplay and physics.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remake/remaster will reportedly be targeting a 2024/2025 release, again depending on the scope of the project itself. The other projects in the works at Virtuos reportedly include a Monster Hunter/Shadow of the Colossus type game called “Massive,” an expansion for Amazon’ New World MMO and a climbing adventure/narrative game going under the codename Ominous.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion first released in 2006 for PC and Xbox 360, and in the following year for PlayStation 3. A fan project called Skyblivion is due to be completed in 2025, which is recreating the entirety of Oblivion within the slightly-newer Skyrim engine.