The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a card game that's surprisingly popular on both PC and mobile devices. Not only that, but after the release, it received positive reviews. Like Hearthstone, it includes turn-based matches where you have to "face-off" your opponent by playing the right "creatures" at the right time. The title costs no money, as it is available as a free-to-play experience on a variety of platforms.
Previously, the consoles were taken out of the loop, but that changes soon. According to Bethesda at the E3 201
Platform game and cross-platform progress. It's our intention for the game to come out, it has to be those things on every system. We can not have a game that works anywhere else except in this one thing. The way the game now works on Apple, Google, Steam and Bethesda.net does not matter where you buy your stuff, if you play it on another platform, that stuff is there. It does not matter what platform you play on, you play against all the others who are playing at that moment … these are essentially non-negotiable. We can not talk about one version … where you take your progress with you, and another version where you stay in that ecosystem or be shut off from everything else … that's our attitude.
It does not seem to be a problem for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, as they allow cross-play and cross-progression with titles like Minecraft. If you purchase a texture pack on the Xbox One, you can use it on the Nintendo Switch and vice versa. Sony decided not to use the latest version of Minecraft because the company did not want to allow cross-play. The "Bedrock" edition is available everywhere except on the PlayStation 4.
Hopefully, this pressure from Bethesda will lead to a change in the console manufacturer's policy. Due to the fact that The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a popular free-to-play card game, it probably does not have the same effect as the threat to block Fallout 76. We will keep you updated as soon as we know more about the situation and the decision of Bethesda. However, it's still great to see a big publisher take a stand to support cross-play.
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