After the success of “Fallout Shelter,” many mobile gamers were excited to hear about “The Elder Scrolls Legends,” the next mobile game from Bethesda and a possible competitor to “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.” It looks like fans are going to have to hear about it a bit longer, as Bethesda has confirmed that the game would be coming out sometime next year.

VG24/7 confirmed that the game would be coming out on 2016 after Bethesda vice president Pete Hines answered a few questions regarding the game’s release date on Twitter. When asked if the game would still come out this year, he stated that there wasn’t a definitive release date, but it wouldn’t come out by the end of the year.

The mobile title was originally announced during a Bethesda event that was held before the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) earlier this year. Early word on “Legends” was that it would be a free-to-play card game like “Hearthstone” and that players wouldn’t hear from it until the game’s release date.

From this PC Gamer report, it was said that the game was playable but unpolished, which seems to be the main reason why the game was delayed until 2016. Since “Legends” is going to be simultaneously released on PC and mobile devices, which might also explain why polishing up the game is a big concern.

Despite not being able to release “The Elder Scrolls Legends,” 2015 was a pretty solid year for Bethesda. The company released “Fallout 4” for PS4, Xbox One and PC, later being a Game of the Year candidate during the 2015 Game Awards.

The company also made plenty of money through the free-to-play mobile game “Fallout Shelter.” The mobile game supposedly brought in US$5.1 million for the company. It will be interesting to see if “Legends” can make the same kind of revenue, especially when its competing with other mobile trading card games (TCG) like “Hearthstone.”

With no release date in sight, it looks like “Elder Scrolls” fans are going to wait quite a bit for “Legends.” Only time will tell if it becomes just as successful as “Hearthstone,” or if it’s just another mobile TCG.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends - E3 2015 Teaser Trailer (Credit: YouTube/Bethesda Softworks)