Bethesda’s MMOTCG Elder Scrolls Legends is destined for maintenance mode

    
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Bad news for fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise card battler Elder Scrolls Legends: Bethsoft announced today that it’s effectively putting the game into maintenance mode, halting updates but keeping the game up. Here’s the official message, posted to Reddit.

“Our previous roadmap indicated we would be releasing one more set this year. We decided to put any new content development or releases on hold for the foreseeable future. This decision will not in any way affect the release and development of GAEA’s Asia-specific version of Legends, which is operated separately, but will inform our decisions on content and feature development going forward. Until then, you can still download and play Legends on all existing platforms and compete online as well as in the single-player modes. We will also continue to support the game with monthly reward cards and regular in-game events. New expansions and other future content, however, are no longer under active development. We will continue to provide ongoing maintenance support.”

The news has sent the game’s community into shock, as it’s been only about a year since Bethesda completely rebooted the game under its new sub-studio, Sparkypants. The company does say it’s granting a new card collection to all players as a thank you.

We last streamed the game earlier this year, as it was one of the better MMOTCGs out there and it’s disappointing to see updates come to an end.

Source: Reddit. Cheers, woolydub.

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Alex Willis

Brutal. I liked this one a lot and actually bought a few expansion packs for it. Haven’t played it in a while but I have good memories.

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TherecDaMage .

I remember when we had that surge of online CCGs that were supposed to ruin Hearthstone financially. Now it’s just basically MTG:A and Hearthstone, both still going strong. Shocking.

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feleran

Shadowverse should be equal in size to HS. It’s just most of its players are in Asia.

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feleran

TESL is the only game I’m playing right now and I am shocked. I find it to be the best card game out there right now and it actually has (had?) a lot of players. Even in November over 2000 players made it to the legend rank which means these players were very good and also played tons of games that month. Including new and more casual players and less talented players and players who play mostly arena or gauntlet, TESL had to have over 400 000 monthly players, I estimate. Really sad to hear that the game must not have been profitable enough to keep it going.
At least it can still be played for a long time. But there won’t be more expansions.

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Jack Pipsam

It’s a shame, but I am actually surprised it lasted this long. I feel like I’ve seen so many card games just rise and fall.

I heard good things about the RuneScape card game, but that’s gone now.
GWENT was a huge thing in the games, but I don’t know if the dedicated spin-off ever has truly kicked off.
Fable Fortune released, but hasn’t had an update in over a year.
And now there’s that Lord of the Rings one I saw advertised during E3.

I did enjoy Elder Scroll Legends, I had it on my phone which I played during lunch-breaks, I played with RL friends sometimes. But I dunno, last time I tried I could tell match-making was taking far longer than it used too.

It’s just a shame they never got around to doing the console ports of the game, that’s what I was personally waiting for. They should have pushed ahead with the console version and then make a choice after that if to keep going or not.

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Danny Smith

Its looking very quickly like this is the year devs are giving up on the digital card game meme as Hearthstones kind of over the hill and nothing looks like it will be making launch window HS money again.

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Baemir

Uh except MTG Arena which actually seems to be doing better than Hearthstone for a while now.

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JoeCreoterra

Or Riot’s upcoming game Legends of Runeterra….

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I’m so fricking bummed right now. This game had an active community. I can’t believe this has to go on life support and 76 is allowed to just openly try and swindle their players with bug-ridden cesspool of a game. I haven’t been this bummed at a shutdown of a game since Marvel Heroes went down.

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rafael12104

Meh. It is a fun game. I like playing it when I have a moment here and there.

I really don’t know why they would choose to announce this now. It seems strange, and is likely to be followed by a bad EOQ report where they would also have to show how they plan on cutting operating expenses.

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Michael18

That’s unfortunate. Of those online TCGs I tried, Legends was my favorite. But TCGs are not my genre at all (no talent for these kinds of combinatorial puzzles), so I’ve played it only for a very short time.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Magic the Gathering: Arena

Card Description: When MtG:A is put into play, tap all other Online CCGs. Other CCGs do no untap as long as MtG:A is in play.

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Pepperzine

If only it was on mobile… I play TCG when I’m not at my desktop. If I’m at my desktop I’m definitely playing something that has more depth than the netdecking that occurs in video game versions of TCG.

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donvweel

I enjoyed the game for a while but Arena lifted off and that was it. Magic the Gathering is one of the greatest ever created games and they managed to finally get a decent UI in Arena. Legends had some interesting new ideas but the novelty wore out.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

I used to be a MMOTCG like you…

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