Elder Scrolls Online delayed, Sorry for Oblivion fans, it looks like you will have to wait a little longer to really sink your teeth into that fiery hell again as Bethesda announces that the Gates of Oblivion expansion of Elder Scrolls Online has been delayed to prevent it from colliding with the end of Inauguration Day in the USA.
The revelation was initially set for Wednesday, January 20, but given that when Joe Biden first entered the White House, Bethesda clearly thought more people would be watching it instead of a trailer of alien goblins leaping through fire gates. The reveal will now take place from January 21 to January 26.
Truth be told, it appears the decision to delay was more so that Bethesda employees could control and monitor the opening while keeping them safe, which makes sense given that most of Bethesda’s are based in the United States. Elder Scrolls Online delayed, Of course, someone called them on Twitter for the fact that they are delaying a game based solely on the political events of one (influential) country to which Bethesda replied, “Due to recent events, we choose to play it safe. We have players all over the world, but the majority of our employees live and work near the capital.”.
Given that ZeniMax Media publisher Elder Scrolls Online is located just north of Washington, D.C., one has to imagine that high-ranking officials are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. After a mutiny and attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol last week, they’ll probably all get a little nervous next week.
Last update date: January 14, 2021