The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a new Elder Scrolls title for mobile, has been announced at Bethesda’s E3 conference.
The game features console-level graphics comparable to a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 graphics. The game is built from the ground up for mobile, VR mobile, PC, and VR PC and features interconnected cross-play across all said platforms. On mobile, the game can be played one-handed and in portrait or landscape mode.
In the game, you play as a ‘Blade’, an elite soldier of the empire, who returns home from war to find their town ruined. By raiding dungeons, collecting treasure, and participating in PvP.
The ‘Abyss’ mode is a roguelike mode where the player must trawl and endless procedurally generated dungeon.
‘Arena’ is a 1v1, player-versus-player game mode.
Finally ‘Town’ mode is the main portion of the game- using building mechanics built on Fallout 4’s example, the player is free to rebuild their hometown to their own taste. Over time, new NPCs will come to the town to offer quests and story. The game features multiplayer in this mode, allowing other players to visit and participate in your town. As per the cross-platform mentioned earlier, one player experiencing the game in VR could be visited by a friend who is playing from their phone.
The game arrives as free-to-play this Autumn, and players who sign up at Playblades.com will be granted access to the game early.