Elder Scrolls: Blades, the mobile spin-off of Bethesda's gargantuan Elder Scrolls universe, has been pushed back to early next year.
The company announced the delay on Twitter earlier this morning. Blades was originally slated for a release sometime this spring, although the city-building dungeon crawler will now launch in "early 2019".
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
Blades was playable at E3 earlier this year, and Ethan found it sufficiently mimicked the Elder Scrolls style with its dungeon crawling and swordplay. "So far, at E3, Blades revealed itself as a tentative first step toward proof that the basic calculus of The Elder Scrolls can exist on a cell phone," Ethan wrote.
I have a feeling that the Elder Scrolls name is going to be a bit of an albatross for The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a free-to-play RPG for mobile that Bethesda announced at E3.