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Sheathe Your Sword: The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed Until Early Next Year

November 29, 2018

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 
More Info About This Game
Publisher
Bethesda Softworks
Platforms
IOS, Android
Release Date
March 27,2019 (Calendar)
Genre
Action

A question has been on the minds of Bethesda fans for a while now: is The Elder Scrolls: Blades delayed? Unfortunately, a tweet from the franchise's official account has confirmed that the game is being pushed back to an early 2019 release date.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an upcoming game set in the world of Tamriel and specifically made for mobile devices. The game was originally revealed at E3 2018 alongside a (very minimal) announcement for The Elder Scrolls VI.

 

Todd Howard recently hopped up on stage to show the game off on an Apple phone. Take a peek to see some of the gameplay you can expect:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTEEH-Ir6xc

 
 

Blades will make use of all of your phones neat sensors to provide for an entertaining experience on mobile devices. Among the listed features is haptic feedback for your attacks - a fancy way of (probably) saying that your phone will vibrate when you smash a sword into a skeleton's face.

The game was originally announced to have a release window of Fall 2018, but we've since found The Elder Scrolls: Blades delayed. A tweet from the franchise's Twitter account states that will now be coming to iOS and Android devices sometime in Early 2019.

 
 

As unfortunate as the news of the delay may be, players can at least hope that Bethesda will be making use of the extra time to make a polished product, unlike the recently released Fallout 76. For the moment, interested parties can head on over to the game's official website to sign up for a chance to play it in early access on iOS and Android devices.

Are you upset to find The Elder Scrolls: Blades delayed? Were you hoping to see it release before the holidays or are you okay with waiting until next year so Bethesda can get it right? How do you think the monetization will play out? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!