The Elder Scrolls World Is Going Mobile
Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades at their E3 2018 conference today, which is coming to iOS and Android mobile devices this fall. It’s a first-person fantasy role-playing game with console-level graphics and a world that Todd Howard said harkens back to the first Elder Scrolls game, Arena.
Howard also said it’s similar to Fallout Shelter in that it’s a “uniquely mobile experience.” He also said that the game will be playable in portrait mode, before saying, “you never know when you’ll need a free hand,” and joking about being able to play the game at work without anyone noticing.
Players will move by tapping or using dual-stick controls, and combat follows timings and movements created with your chosen control scheme. Howard said it will have both procedurally generated and hand-crafted dungeons, as well as multiple modes. One such mode is the Abyss, an endless dungeon, and another is a 1-on-1 combat mode called Arena. Players can also create their own towns and visit friends’.
Although The Elder Scrolls: Legends is also mobile, this is the first “true” mobile game in the series that plays in the same vein as the primary Elder Scrolls games.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades will hit mobile platforms Fall 2018, and is coming to consoles, PC, and VR at some point in the future.