The Elder Scrolls Blades on Nintendo Switch will require an always-on internet connection

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The Elder Scrolls Blades

During the E3 2019, the arrival of The Elder Scrolls: Blades on Nintendo Switch was unveiled. This is the porting of the free-to-play title in Early Access on Android and iOS, and which will also be released later this year on Nintendo’s hybrid console, with support for cross-play and cross-progression.

But during a recent interview, the Bethesda team revealed some additional information about the Switch release, including the fact that the game will require a permanent internet connection to work.

“Having an offline mode is something that a lot of people really ask us for the game in general, so this is something we constantly think about. We want to make sure that since we’re about to add PvP, cheaters are not a problem. So, how do we make an online mode that makes sense? Right now we are requesting an internet connection, but in the future, we may find other solutions to the problem. “

In the same interview, Bethesda confirmed that the release on Switch will not include touch controls. The team revealed that playing with Joy-Cons is a great experience while having to remove your fingers from them to touch the screen made it much worse.

No news on the support for the Miibo, even if it is something on which you are continuing to reason. To learn more about the game, take a look at our preview of The Elder Scrolls Blades.