Bethsoft has delayed Elder Scrolls Blades into 2019

    
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Fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise (and Elder Scrolls Online specifically in our neck of the woods) have been in a state of curiosity over Elder Scrolls Blades ever since it was announced at E3. Unlike certain other IPs being brought to mobile (ahem), this one is a massive sandbox touting a first-person exploration and combat experience, eventually with some sort of multiplayer, being marketed to the west. Massively OP has had two writers check it out since that reveal: While Andrew thought the demo was fairly limited but still intriguing, Larry called it the best mobile game he’d ever played.

Don’t start the hype race just yet, however. The game was supposed to come out this fall, but with just a few weeks left, that was looking pretty unlikely. Now we know for sure it’s been delayed, though Bethsoft doesn’t directly admit as much in its announcement, preferring instead to just announce that it’ll be out early next year.

Then again, we’d much prefer that Bethsoft take the time to perfect this one rather than see another Fallout 76 scenario play out. Wouldn’t you?

Source: Twitter

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Danny Smith

“Maybe we don’t release the mobage with an energy system and funpay minibuys anytime near all this bullshit, we gotta let these dumb fucks calm down and forget like they always do, maybe pay some polaris folks to drop the get hype trigger words”

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akochera

Don’t describe this as a massive sandbox, please! That’s Skyrim. Blades is a dungeon delve; “rogue-like.” I guess they need time for more publicity.

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Weilan

I kinda wish they add a PC version. Even if they make it not P2W for mobile, I kinda wish I could play it on PC.

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Tanek

When it was announced they did say the plan was to bring it to PC at some point. I am hoping that works out.

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Mykal Quinn

I’ve been using Nox to do all my mobile gaming. Bluestacks should work as well, I’m just not a fan on how it does MOBA controls.

https://www.bignox.com/
https://www.bluestacks.com/

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hurbster

Love the IP, no interest in this at all.

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Bannex

Maybe they should hire all those modders they relied on for years to fix the ES games?

Im not sure Bethesda is capable of QA

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Koshelkin

Not sure what you’re talking about. I never used player-made bugfixes in Skyrim, Fallout 3 or 4 and can’t remember encountering any serious bugs.

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Bannex

Not sure if trolling…

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Tanek

Possibly just really lucky. I have had some playthroughs where a bug will happen, then next time it won’t.

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rafael12104

Bethesda needs Blades right now more than ever. But at least they realized they better at least try to have it clean as possible as opposed rushing it out to stem the nail in the coffin hysteria.

Better to sing an old spiritual now and take the delay.

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Dug From The Earth

I can just see it now…
(inside the bethesda offices)

Blades devs, “Oh crap, the 76 team is getting reemed pretty hard by management.”
Bethesda Exec, “So, you guys ready to go live this month?”
Blades devs, “I think we should take another couple months to fix all these bugs”

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Bruno Brito

I would prefer to run around with real blades than touch a monetized mobile game.

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camren_rooke

I can’t help but fear some horrible monetization on it.

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Yoshi Senpai

They were just as shocked as Blizzard was to find out about America’s lack of phones.

They are hoping next year there will be more of a market.