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Bethesda’s Todd Howard joins Apple on stage with Elder Scrolls: Blades running on iPhone Xs

While a lot of Apple’s iPhone Xs launch presentation last night was fairly underwhelming, the company did introduce one cool thing. Apple has the jump on the 7nm generation with the A12 Bionic chip, housing a six-core CPU and a newly designed quad-core GPU. In order to show this off, Apple invited Bethesda’s Todd Howard on stage to show off The Elder Scrolls: Blades.

While many hardcore fans are holding out for The Elder Scrolls VI, the series is getting a new game later this year. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an open-world RPG built for smartphones, promising ‘console-quality’ graphics, a full story, a town-building mechanic and PvP.

Based on the clip from the presentation, the game does look quite detailed graphically, particularly in the out door areas. During Todd Howard’s time on stage, he specifically notes the quality of the iPhone Xs OLED screen and its new ‘wide stereo’ speakers as key points that set it apart. The game will also make use of Apple’s built in haptic feedback to make combat feel a bit better.

The game of course won’t be an Apple exclusive. The full game will be releasing for both iOS and Android later this year.

KitGuru Says: While I’m sure many will write this game off since its a smartphone exclusive, I’m actually looking forward to it. It has been a while since we’ve had an ambitious mobile game built to really push the hardware. This game seems to be picking up from where Epic’s Infinity Blade left off in that regard. Will any of you be giving Elder Scrolls: Blades a show when it comes out? 

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