In 2015, Bethesda presented Hearthstone competitor “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” at the E3 video game show. Months later, the game went into open beta. Now the development studio has officially declared the card game dead. The community manager for the title, Christian Van Hoose, published the message on Reddit. Accordingly, both the development and the publication of new content are "put on hold for the foreseeable future." 

Shortly after entering the open beta, the digital trading card game “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” seemed to be well received by fans. Several content updates followed with new cards, story elements and game modes - Bethesda's virtual trading card competitor was even released for mobile devices. However, “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” never made a Hearthstone breakthrough. Now it's over for the foreseeable future, Community Manager Christian van Hoose officially has that explained via Reddit.

Elder Scrolls - Legends: "Development and new content put on hold for the foreseeable future"

Fans who are attached to the game can breathe a sigh of relief: “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” will not be completely crushed - at least for the time being. According to information from Christian van Hoose, the digital trading card game will continue to be playable online and fans can still get the monthly rewards. “New extensions or further future content, however, are no longer actively being developed,” said the community manager. Another set of cards was supposed to be released by the end of the year, but the plans for this were crushed.

 The withdrawal of content does not come suddenly. In an interview with VG247 last year, Bethesda's vice marketing officer, Pete Hines, stated that “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” was in a kind of “queue”. Hines mainly referred to the current game numbers at the time. The Marketing Vice President was nevertheless cautiously optimistic about the future success of the game - especially the planned console implementations should be able to save the digital card game. The adaptations should have been published long ago - a release was planned before the end of last year. Now it can be assumed that the version of “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” for consoles (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) will no longer be brought onto the market at all.

The ruble is unlikely to roll: developments in content have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. Image: Bethesda

The ruble is unlikely to roll: developments in content have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. Image: Bethesda

Most recently, “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” was criticized by fans. When the expansion “Jaws of Oblivion” was released in September, the faulty Invade mechanics in particular was a stumbling block. Players could summon hordes of demons through so-called oblivion gates in order to literally overrun the opposing player. As a result, fans thought the competitive meta-game had been destroyed. 

Anyone who likes the "Elder Scrolls" games and its stories can take a look despite the development stop. The trading card game has its charm and also lures away from the competitive modes with playful challenges.

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