Pete Hines Interview: The Elder Scrolls: Blades Will Come to 'Every Platform That Can Run It'

Look for the upcoming mobile game to get a VR counterpart eventually, too!


Pete Hines, Global Senior Vice President at Bethesda, discussed The Elder Scrolls: Blades with us at E3 2018, and we can't wait to get our hands on the downsized, perfectly mobile version of the game. It looks so tantalizing!

"After Fallout Shelter, a lot of the folks who made that started working on the next big thing. You have character stats, inventory stuff, which helmet you want to wear and which weapon you're going to use, and more," said Hines.

It looks just like the awesome, mobile-optimized Elder Scrolls we've been asking for. The main game mode is called Town, and through quests and other missions you begin rebuilding the town. As you rebuild it, you'll get new quests and other fun things to go out and do.

"You can play either landscape or portrait mode, use dual stick, touch, or swipe. It adapts to how you play the game," explained Hines. It certainly sounds interesting, we can say that for sure. 

"We want to put it on any platforms that will run it, including VR." Virtual reality for this game sounds like an awesome experience, but alas, we don't know when that might happen. This bodes well for a Switch release, though. 

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is currently targeting a 2018 release, but there's no official release date just yet. For more videos, including gameplay and interviews, visit the Shacknews and YouTube channels.

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