Oblivion (PSP)

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PSP Release Date Canceled
Developer Climax Studios
Setting Cyrodiil
Time Period 3E 433

Oblivion (PSP) was a planned Elder Scrolls Travels game to be released around a year after TES IV: Oblivion. It would have been the fifth mobile game. It was planned to lack the free-roaming gameplay usually associated with the Elder Scrolls series. According to executive producer Todd Howard, the game would have featured ten large levels that look much like areas in the console versions, but more concentrated. Eighteen out of the twenty one skills from Oblivion were present. The controls were influenced by Metroid Prime. "The analog stick will allow you to move forward, backward, and turn sideways. Holding L will allow you to strafe, and holding R will let you look around the area from your character's perspective."

The game was announced in the November 2006 edition of the Official PlayStation Magazine, which stated that, compared to the console versions, it was planned to be "a very different game with a different story line... it has the experience of the dungeon romp. It doesn't have wide-open, wander-the-landscape kind of stuff". The game was originally available for pre-order from several retailers, including GameStop, and was planned to be shipped in April of 2007. In November 2007 the deposits were returned to those who had pre-ordered, making it look like the game had been canceled. In January 2008, the game appeared on listings again, including Amazon. It was set for release on June 30, 2008. The price was listed at $39.99 on Amazon, with other stores selling it for $10 more. However, the game was never released. There has never been any official reason given for its cancellation or even official confirmation that it was canceled. Bethesda Softworks has declined to speak on the matter, and it is rumored that Climax Studios, the outsourced developers of the game, ran into difficulties.

On 17 May 2016, footage as well as copies of beta builds of the game from June 2006 and January 2007 were leaked. The footage was taken down by ZeniMax, but restored shortly after.

"Oblivion comes to the PSP with all your favorite free-form gameplay, unprecedented graphics, cutting edge AI, character voices by acting legends Patrick Stewart, Sean Bean, Terrance Stamp, and Lynda Carter along with its award-winning soundtrack. Gamers can choose to unravel Oblivion’s epic narrative at their own pace or explore the vast world in search of their own unique challenges. After the mysterious and untimely death of the Emperor, the throne of Tamriel lies empty. With the Empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land laying waste to everything in their path. To turn the tide of darkness, you must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel." —Amazon description

Screenshots[edit]

The following are images of varying quality released when the game was still in development.

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