Bethesda caught us by surprise today, suddenly launching The Elder Scrolls Castles, for now only for Android devices and in the United States, completely by surprise. We will have to wait to see it in other territories, but everything seems to indicate that it is just a matter of time.
At first glance we see that it is a kind of Fallout Shelter, also as can be read in the official description.
“From Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning developer behind Skyrim and Fallout Shelter, comes The Elder Scrolls: Castles – a new mobile game that puts you in control of your very own castle and dynasty. Oversee your subjects as the years come and go, families grow, and new rulers take the throne.”
This isn’t the first venture of Bethesda on mobile phones at all, nor for the series itself, since we were previously able to enjoy the launch of two spin-offs of the classic medieval fantasy RPG franchise. The Elder Scrolls Legends, a notable card game that the company stopped providing support due to the genre’s declining popularity, and The Elder Scrolls Blades, a first-person adventure that attempted to emulate the desktop experience on mobile devices.
When will The Elder Scrolls VI arrive?
Meanwhile, we are all waiting for news about The Elder Scrolls VI, the next installment of the saga that, after 12 years since the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has fans craving for any sort of announcement. Development is dragging out largely due to the priority that Starfield has been for Todd Howard’s team, in addition to the inevitable problems derived from COVID. Everything indicates that the game will arrive within, at least, two years, and according to the recent and eventful leaks, will be exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem.