After two years of support and a plan to bring the game to consoles, Bethesda has announced it will be putting development of The Elder Scrolls: Legends on hold for “the foreseeable future.”
News of this came from a post on the game’s subreddit r/elderscrollslegends, which confirmed all future content updates and expansions are no longer in active development. However, Legends will still be available for download, with single and multiplayer modes still being playable for now. The company will continue to support the game through maintaining servers and regular in-game events, but there are no plans to bring new content to the card game at this time. The full update reads as follows:
“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.”
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In a separate post by developer Sparkypants Studios, which took over development of Legends in 2018, the studio said it would not longer be involved with the game in a significant capacity, and that Bethesda would be the best place for players to direct customer service questions and general inquiries.
“Moving forward it is up to Bethesda to decide the shape of ongoing support for Legends. Most questions should now be directed to CVH or Customer Service. […] With that said, please know that we are still around. Some of us have moved on to other endeavors, but a core of us are still here, always open to a quick chat.”
Neither post makes mention of the planned PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch versions of Legends, which were announced at E3 2018. Given that support is being pulled from every other platform, it seems unlikely Bethesda will invest the development time and costs into the ports.