The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion (found PSP game; 2006)
|Oblivion PSP screenshot.|
|Date found||May 17th, 2016|
The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion was a spinoff of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the fourth title in Bethesda Softwork's popular RPG series. The game was revealed in the October 2006 issue of the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine alongside the PlayStation 3 version of Oblivion and was in development at Climax Studios.
The Elder Scrolls Travels was Bethesda's answer for TES on mobile platforms. The Travels series included Stormhold, Dawnstar and Shadowkey for Java-enabled mobile phones. A version of Oblivion was also made for mobile phones but was not related to the PSP game.
The PSP version of Oblivion was described as a downscaled, more focused version of its console and PC counterparts. In an interview with Todd Howard, Executive Producer of Oblivion, it was revealed that the game would focus more on "dungeon exploration" parts as opposed to "walk around town" parts. 
Oblivion for the PSP was given a tentative release of Spring 2007 but never made it. The game was never officially cancelled, and no reason was ever given for its disappearance. To date, no playable build or even video footage has surfaced, and the screenshots from the reveal issue of OPM were the only screens released to the public. Considering Sony's retirement of the PSP platform and Bethesda's lack of acknowledgement regarding this game, it is unlikely to ever see the light of day in any official capacity.
On May 17, 2016, a YouTube user named PToPOnline uploaded footage of the demo. Two of them being gameplay of the June 2006 build and the third one the January 2007 build. The five prototypes have since leaked online.
- Bethesda Softworks Wikipedia Article
- The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion Ventures to PSP Retrieved 27 Feb '14
- Climax lot page at Hidden Palace Retrieved 22 Jul '16