Those of you hoping to play Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls: Blades on the go with your Nintendo Switch system will sadly be out of luck as the company has revealed that it will require a constant internet connection. An offline mode is being considered by Bethesda but as it stands you’ll need access to the internet to play through the game.
Will the Switch version of the game still require a constant internet connection in order to play?
Lafferty: Yes. It will, but having an offline mode is something we definitely hear from a lot of people for the game in general, so that’s something we always constantly look at – like how would we do it. We want to make sure – the online game, we’re adding PvP in the fall, we want to make sure cheating isn’t an issue. So it’s like, how do we do an online mode that makes sense? 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.
Carofano: And there’s lots of things we’re going to be bringing to it as well like the Arena Mode – fighting your friends, visiting your friends’ towns. So there’s a lot of new features that are coming that will really take advantage of being connected, and being connected with your friends.