Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls: Legends Is No Longer In Development

Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls: Legends Is No Longer In Development
Credit: Elder Scrolls Legends Official Website

Bethesda has been busy working on bringing The Elder Scrolls series on a variety of platforms. They’ve most recently released The Elder Scrolls: Blades on mobile platforms, which is an action-based game.

The publisher and developer have also developed a card game based on The Elder Scrolls series. The Elder Scrolls: Legends was a card game based on the popular series. Instead of the combat gamers are used to, they had to be more strategic with their moves.

The official website states: “The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a strategy card game based on the world, lore, and characters of the award-winning The Elder Scrolls series. Featuring many familiar faces, creatures, locations, and abilities across Tamriel, The Elder Scrolls: Legends is as much a game of magic and monsters as it is tactics and skill.”

Unfortunately for Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls: Legends didn’t take off as well as they’d hoped. According to an update on Reddit, development for the card game has been put on hold. Development for the game will cease until further notice. There’s no information on if Bethesda will ever continue development.

Surprisingly, this doesn’t affect all versions. The Asia-specific version’s development will proceed as usual.

This news also means that the console version of the game is likely off the table.

Bethesda did clarify that gamers can still download and play the game on all existing platforms. The game can still be enjoyed in single-player or multiplayer modes. This means that support will continue, and players can expect the game to be patched, but not with new content.

All players will receive “The Tamriel Collection,” three new attribute cards plus more, for free upon their next login to the game.

The game has gone through some development issues since its launch in 2017. Bethesda ceased work with development studio Dire Wolf Digital. Sparkypants Studios then led the development of the game.

The news isn’t a surprise. There hasn’t been much activity for the game, with The Elder Scrolls: Legends the most recent expansion, “Jaw of Oblivion,” launching almost a year ago in September 2018. Gamers expressed their disappointment in the news on the Reddit thread, hoping that Bethesda would continue development in the future.

The official announcement has not yet been posted on the The Elder Scrolls: Legends’ website.