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The Elder Scrolls: Blades on Switch Will Require Always Online Internet Connection

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One of the news that Bethesda shared at E3 2019 is that The Elder Scrolls: Blades, its mobile RPG, is on its way to Nintendo Switch. If you are interested in playing it, you should know that you will not be able to do it unless you have your console connected to the Internet.

In a recent interview with Nintendo Everything, Craig Lafferty, project manager and Matt Carofano, art director of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, shared several details about the port. One of them is that it is a launch that can only be played with the console connected to the Internet, which was to be expected if we consider that its monetization is based on microtransactions.

“Right now we’re requiring an internet connection, but in the future it’s something we may add if we can have a good solution for it,” Lafferty said.

The negative point that The Elder Scrolls: Blades on Switch needs an Internet connection is that you can only play it in your home or if you connect the console to your cell phone. So, it will be a disappointment for those looking to play it anywhere without spending their mobile data plan.

In the interview, the managers of the game also revealed that it is unlikely that they will have tactile controls, since in Switch they have the advantage of physical controls. It was also noted that there is a possibility that the game has support for amiibo, but it is not yet confirmed.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades will release on Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019.