Bethesda Drops New Elder Scrolls Mobile Game Exclusively on Android
Bethesda, the renowned developer and publisher of the Fallout franchise, has surprised fans by releasing a new game on the Google Play Store. The game, called The Elder Scrolls: Castles, marks a return to the mobile platform for the medieval fantasy series, following the success of its 2019 spinoff, The Elder Scrolls: Blades.
Android Users Take the Lead
The game is currently in early access and only available to a limited number of players. While not much is known about Castles, it is categorized as a simulation game and offers players the chance to manage and staff their own castles, rule over their kingdoms, and embark on quests.
Interestingly, there is no iOS version of the game available on the App Store at the moment, giving Android users an advantage. Bethesda spokesperson told Polygon that The Elder Scrolls: Castles is being developed by the same talented mobile team behind Fallout Shelter at Bethesda Game Studios. The studio is eager to gather feedback and improve the game as they continue its development.
In the past, Bethesda Game Studios has been responsible for groundbreaking titles like Skyrim, making their foray into mobile game development unusual. Prior to Castles, the studio’s only mobile games were Fallout Shelter and Blades, both of which were cross-platform releases available on consoles as well.
The stealth release of Castles on the Play Store may signal a significant shift for the studio. While it could eventually become a cross-platform title, for now, it remains an exclusive Android game from Bethesda Game Studios.
Last year, Todd Howard, the Chief Studio Officer of Bethesda Game Studios, mentioned that the company was working on a new mobile game that would offer a more substantial experience than their previous offerings. Whether or not he was referring to Castles is unclear.