Friday, December 6, 2019

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

Bethesda to hold development for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, effectively cancelling its console launch and further updates.

Expanding on popular fantasy action role-playing series The Elder Scrolls, free-to-play collectible card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends from Bethesda Softworks has enjoyed average success on PC platform since its release back in 2017.

In a latest announcement on a social media post, Bethesda confirmed that development for TES: Legends has now been put on hold for indefinite period of time, therefore cancelling its upcoming official console launch and content updates.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

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Community manager for Legends, Christian Van Hoose recently stated on Reddit that players would still be able to enjoy online or single-player modes and will receive continued support for monthly rewards and all in-game events.

However, any pre-planned expansion or update from March 2019 development roadmap is now effectively canceled. So far, they have rolled out three out of four DLC card packs and only the fourth one set to arrive on winter got axed.

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In an interview last year, Bethesda senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines said that Legends was in a stable form in terms of number of players and he expressed that console release would likely to help that number grow.

In their keynote event at E3 2018, further plans for launch of a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version was revealed with a scheduled window set for later that year, which never really saw light of the day.

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Original developer studio Dire Wolf Digital for TES: Legends was replaced by Sparkypants Studios in last summer, because publisher Bethesda wanted to move to a new direction and had nothing to do with their overall work.

Looks like Bethesda Softworks is more eager to focus their efforts on other projects like highly-anticipated The Elder Scrolls VI, a sequel to critically-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and next mainline entry into named franchise.

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Due to development halt, any amount spends on in-game items are now potentially wasted. To address this trouble and make good to players, a pack of three-attribute cards "The Tamriel Collection" is offered as free giveaway for everyone.

Despite a rise of trend in digital card games genre lately, The Elder Scrolls: Legends has failed to stay relevant to fans over time competing with titles like Hearthstone, Gwent, Magic: The Gathering Arena and Shadowverse.