The Elder Scrolls: Blades Will Have a Closed Beta, Early Access Comes Afterward
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is going to have a closed beta and Early Access will be coming sometime afterward this Spring.
Last year during E3, Bethesda Announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the first game from the iconic series to release specifically for mobile platforms. Even though the game has been shown off a couple of times, one at E3 last year and another at Apples Keynote, not much else has been shared about the game. Well, we finally have gotten much more information about when we will get our hands on it.
Bethesda has stated over on the game’s website that The Elder Scrolls: Blades will feature both a Closed Beta and Early Access. Both will include the entire game. The Closed Beta did not have an official timeframe, however, early access will be targeted for Spring and Bethesda will keep everyone updated on the timing when we get a little closer. The beta will be under NDA and will only be available on iOS. However, when Early Access comes along, it will not be under NDA and will be available for both iOS and Android. On top of that, all progress and purchases during that period will carry over to the final game when it launches. A list of supported mobile devices was also provided that you can see through the link above. If you would like to sign up for Early Access, you can do so through this link.
I was first surprised to see Bethesda take The Elder Scrolls to mobile devices in this fashion. With the success of Fallout Shelter, it was a bit odd to see them try to bring the full Elder Scrolls experience to mobile rather than creating a game tailored to mobile genres. However, I have been intrigued by what I have seen so far and will definitely give this a go when The Elder Scrolls: Blades hits Early Access sometime around this Spring.