Bethesda players ask to immortalize The Elder Scrolls VI 82-year-old player
As such, older gamers have some concern that they may not live to see the release of the next Ancient Scrolls. To show their respect to Skyrim's 82-year-old fan Shirley Curry, players have asked Bethesda to add a reference to her in the sixth TES. Shirley has a YouTube channel where she posts playthroughs. Last year Curry got into the Guinness book of records as the oldest game YouTuber. The old lady actively responds to comments on her videos and calls her audience her “grandkids”. It is not surprising that such a nice person has melted the hearts of the inhabitants of the often hate-filled internet!
Last week, a Reddit user drew attention to a comment that Curry left under a video on the ESP channel, Fallout & Elder Scrolls Guides. Going off the words of the senior Vice President of Bethesda, Pete Hines, the author of the video supposed that The Elder Scrolls VI will only be released in around six years. To which Shirley replies, "Well, I guess that puts the nail in my coffin, literally!!! When Skyrim 6 comes out I’ll be 88!! So I probably won’t get to play it, so I’m going to quit dreaming for it!!!”
A Reddit user called phantom-scribbler then created a thread with a request to immortalize Curry in TESVI. The user proposed to introduce a virtual embodiment of Sherley in the upcoming RPG, for example, as a grandmother-barbarian. The thread was commented on positively by more than 9,000 users. Moreover, PlausibleLee created a petition to make it happen and it has been signed by 1,735 people.
Bethesda has previously created characters in a nod to members of their community. In 2011, a massive fan of TESIV: Oblivion, Eric West - known under the nickname Immok the Slayer, died of cancer. In his remembrance the developers created a barbarian called Eric the Slayer.