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.