It's been an incredible seven years since Skyrim was released, but this year the Force is strong with The Elder Scrolls fans. As Bethesda followers will remember, back during the E3 2018 press conference, the company announced it is doing The Elder Scrolls 6 and also promised a new game called The Elder Scrolls: Blades.
If you've pre-registered already, you should be getting an invite soon. Blades is a mobile game that focuses on what we enjoy best about The Elder Scrolls -- dungeon-crawling. Users who have Android and iOS have been reporting that invites are arriving.
Don't fret if you haven't taken advantage of the opportunity yet, because for now, Bethesda still has the invite process open. Follow the link at this location (https://bethesda.net/en/play/blades/) and fill it out thoroughly, then check both your regular e-mail and spam folders to make sure that the invite arrives in the coming weeks.
This leaves console players to the side for now, admittedly, but Bethesda is going to be releasing the game for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC at some point. Probably they are sticking with a limited release to minimize the possibility of problems. Sometimes players are reluctant to join betas because the game won't hold their progress when the wider release arrives, but Bethesda has assured fans that Blades will not wipe everything.
Multiplayer is another thing that Bethesda is holding off on offering -- for now. Right now, players can wander around an area called Town to get quests and talk to NPCs, and then plunge into the dungeons (also called the Abyss) to pick up the usual XP and loot. Eventually, Bethesda plans to pit players vs. players in another zone called the Arena, but that hasn't been released yet. It likely won't happen until the game is officially launched.
This game sounds like a fun distraction, but really, we're all waiting around to find out what the next chapter of The Elder Scrolls will hold. It was nice when Skyrim was re-released with improved graphics and the ability to do mods on consoles, so we're hoping for even better in The Elder Scrolls 6.