Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls: Blades may look stunning — but you’re going to have to wait a bit longer to play the highly anticipated iOS game.
According to a new tweet sent out by the game’s developers, the free-to-play RPG set in the Elder Scrolls universe has been pushed back to 2019. Originally, Bethesda planned to release it this fall.
Coming soon (but not as soon as it could have been)
The Elder Scrolls: Blades will release in Early 2019 for iOS and Android devices. We are incredibly excited for you to play Blades and you can still sign up for Early Access at https://t.co/uuFPob6YWJ.
— The Elder Scrolls (@ElderScrolls) November 29, 2018
A preview of the game was shown at E3 earlier this year. At the time, we commented on how spectacular it looks.
Features promised for the title include, “beautifully rendered, console-quality environments; powerful magic; tons of gear to collect; upgradeable skills; and, of course, real-time fantasy battles! Fights are settled using the touchscreen to slash [with] your sword, deflect oncoming attacks, cast a mighty bolt of lightning, and more.” Unusually, the game can be played in both portrait and landscape mode.
In a tweet from the Elder Scrolls Twitter account, the developers noted that the game, “will release in Early 2019 for iOS and Android devices. We are incredibly excited for you to play Blades and you can still sign up for Early Access at https://PlayBlades.com.”
It’s not clear why the game was pushed back. It was previously listed for pre-order on the App Store with a December release date. However, that has now been pushed back to March 31, 2019.