« on: July 26, 2016, 02:36:05 pm »
Well allegedly (this comes from Kirkbride, and while he no longer works for Bethesda, he's still in touch with people there and occasionally writes things for them...like the Camoran commentaries and Heimskr's speech in Skyrim) the theme for the coming Elder Scrolls games is "the fall of the empires of man". Furthermore, before Bethesda declared they were stopping support for Skyrim, they registered a copyright for the name "Hammerfell". At the time, people thought it was for another Skyrim DLC...but obviously not.
Hammerfall already has an existing strange power thing which could be applied to the player in a similar manner to the Thuum (sword-singing) and it would give further opportunities to look at the Thalmor as a faction. It's not part of the Empire, but the Empire has a presence there (the Legion veterans who stayed behind to fight the Thalmor...and maybe runaway Blades). Also, a mostly human province means they can use a greater variety of voice actors. One big factor I can see with non-human realms is that it would require comparatively more skilled or unique voice actors, whereas anyone with a mic can do a Redguard voice, pretty much.
Of course, that Redguard was a game is an issue, but that was at the founding of the Empire, so no doubt a lot has changed. And at least one of the TES Adventure series was also set in Skyrim, so there is precedent.