Digital card games are slowly going away. Just last week, we’ve announced about GWENT leaving consoles and today we have yet another big card game going into oblivion. A new Bethesda’s Reddit post states that the company’s digital card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends’ development has been put “on hold for the foreseeable future”.
The post reads:
“We would like to provide an update on Legends in regard to new content. Our previous roadmap indicated we would be releasing one more set this year. We decided to put any new content development or releases on hold for the foreseeable future. This decision will not in any way affect the release and development of GAEA’s Asia-specific version of Legends, which is operated separately, but will inform our decisions on content and feature development going forward.
Until then, you can still download and play Legends on all existing platforms and compete online as well as in the single-player modes. We will also continue to support the game with monthly reward cards and regular in-game events. New expansions and other future content, however, are no longer under active development. We will continue to provide ongoing maintenance support.
To thank you all for supporting Legends these past few years, and for continuing to play with us, we are giving away The Tamriel Collection – an assortment of new, three-attribute cards and more – to all players for free upon their next login. We are immensely grateful to work on The Elder Scrolls: Legends, to have you as a community, and we sincerely appreciate the love and support you’ve given us.”
This post may also imply another thing – not mentioned in the text. The Elder Scrolls: Legends was announced for the console back in E3 2018, so that means that console fans might never get a chance to try the game.
To be fair The Elder Scrolls: Legends was plagued by problems right from the get-go. The game was announced back in 2015 and spent two years in a public beta. It didn’t receive a lot of attention back in the day because players were still interested in other more successful digital card games.
In 2018 Bethesda even changed the developer of the project, taking it away from Dire Wolf Digital and giving it to Sparkypants Studios. However, this didn’t solve the problem – there were too few players to make the game financially feasible.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that The Elder Scrolls: Legends cannot return. Who knows, maybe The Elder Scrolls VI might rekindle the interest in the game? We would love to see it in the grand game at least in some form. Maybe something similar to The Witcher 3 and Gwent…