The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion (found build of unreleased PlayStation Portable spin-off to open world role-playing game; 2006)
Date found: 17 May 2016
Found by: PToPOnline
The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion was a spin-off of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the fourth title in Bethesda Softworks' 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 PlayStation Portable game.
The PlayStation Portable 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.
The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion 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 17th, 2016, a YouTuber 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 been leaked online.
- ↑ IGN article on The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion. Retrieved 27 Feb '14