It’s about to get a whole lot easier to play The Elder Scrolls Legends, Bethesda’s surprisingly capable answer to the monster that is Hearthstone. The Elder Scrolls Legends has been available for a little over a year on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, but later this year, Bethesda is going to greatly expand those supporting platform. At its E3 2018 press conference this evening, Bethesda revealed that The Elder Scrolls Legends will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Those three ports will all arrive later this year, but we weren’t given an exact release date. Legends seems like a particularly good fit for the Switch given the console’s portable nature, and launching on Xbox One and PS4 as well is a good way to fill a need where there aren’t currently a lot of competitors.
After all, Hearthstone, for as big as it is, isn’t available on any of these three platforms Bethesda is targeting with this announcement. Hearthstone has built a name for itself with only PC, Mac, and mobile versions of the game, giving Bethesda an opportunity to capture players that Blizzard hasn’t touched yet.
It’ll be interesting to see how the console ports of Legends are received when they launch later on this year. Consoles don’t seem to be a high priority segment for a lot of card games out there, and Elder Scrolls Legends is fun enough that it can definitely build an audience on all three platforms.
On top of these ports, The Elder Scrolls Legends will also be getting a visual overhaul later this year as well. It was unclear if this redesign will be launching at the same time as the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions, but we’ll keep an ear to the ground for more. In the meantime, be sure to check out our E3 2018 hub for all of our coverage from the show!