Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

Put the sword away.

Bethesda announced that The Elder Scrolls: Blades mobile game will be pushed back to 2019 after originally being announced for a Fall 2018 release.

Blades was announced at E3 2018 in Los Angeles earlier this year as a free-to-play mobile entry into The Elder Scrolls series. It was designed to be a single-player experience tailored to mobile. That meant unlike the open worlds found in mainline console and PC Elder Scrolls games, Blades would be more streamlined and linear.

Todd Howard announced Blades at E3 along with some gameplay footage. From what we've seen Blades includes Elder Scrolls staples like character customization but is designed to let players explore and fight using one-handed gesture controls.

The news of Blades' delay follows the launch of Fallout 76 which has faced turbulent criticism from reviewers and fans, and Bethesda promising major updates to address player concerns. Meanwhile you can play Bethesda's other mobile offering Fallout Shelter which is available now on mobile and PC devices. You can also read our Elder Scrolls: Blades guide here.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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