The Elder Scrolls: Legends Active Development Ending in the West

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Monday, December 9, 2019 - 08:30
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Asian Version Will Carry On

Bad news for fans of card games — active development on The Elder Scrolls: Legends is going on hold in the West.

If you're unfamiliar with The Elder Scrolls: Legends, it debuted during E3 2017 and seemed like a pretty interesting game at the time. To keep it simple, it's a card game set in the universe of The Elder Scrolls and was set to compete with the likes of Hearthstone and GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.

Development of TES: Legends happily chugged along for two-and-a-half years after its public release, but it seems that the decision has been made to slow things down a bit: The Elder Scrolls Legends is putting active development on hold in the West.

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You Can Still Play The Elder Scrolls: Legends

The developers made the announcement that development was going on hold in a submission to the /r/elderscrollslegends subreddit, a portion of which is reproduced below.

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.

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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 submission goes on to state two further key points. The first is that the Asian version of The Elder Scrolls: Legends will continue to be worked on as that's a separate team operating in a separate market. The second item of note is that a collection of new, three-attribute cards (and some other unnamed things) called The Tamriel Collection will be given to all Western players when they log in for free.

Technically speaking, development of TES: Legends isn't ending per se; it's just being put "on hold". That said, I can't recall any games which have ever started development back up in such a situation, so we're probably going to be saying goodbye to this game for good.

What do you think of The Elder Scrolls: Legends putting development on hold? Do you think Bethesda or Zenimax could have done more to promote the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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