I know that many of you have been patiently waiting for The Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free] to move from tablets to phones, so I’m sure you’re pretty happy now that you can finally play Legends on your iPhones. Given the opportunity of the game finally going universal, we got to interview Pete Hines, Bethesda’s VP of PR/Marketing, on the game coming to phones and about the game’s future more generally. I’ve been enjoying the game, especially after the Skyrim expansion, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other features and ideas we’ll get in the future. Enjoy the interview below.
What were the challenges of bringing Elder Scrolls: Legends to phones?
As you might expect it was largely one of UI and device compatibility testing. Obviously there’s more to it than that, but those were the big ones we had to tackle.
I know you give plenty of rewards to players, so is there a promotion to go along with the launch?
Anyone who pre-registered the game through the Google Play store will receive a free legendary card (after Chapter 8). In addition to all the free stuff we give away as part of the main story (5 decks, free packs and card upgrades), you also get one of five Skyrim-themed decks that include some of the new cards from Heroes of Skyrim.
How do you feel about the state of the game now versus when it was launched? Happy with the additions and the players’ reactions?
It’s a process. We’re always in a state of improving, adding, tweaking, fixing, etc. I’m very happy with the response to Heroes of Skyrim. I think it had exactly the sort of impact we hoped and expected. I love the design of…
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