Oblivion confirmed for PS3, PSP

[UPDATE] Bethesda says Oblivion will be ready for the PlayStation 3 launch; PSP edition to follow in the spring.

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Sometimes a new game is a well-kept secret, as was the case with Doom for the Xbox 360, which was made available almost as soon as it was announced this morning. Other times the secret is not so well kept, as was the case with the Xbox 360 versions of Assassin's Creed and Guitar Hero II, or the latest games to officially join that club, the long-rumored versions of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Sony's consoles.

Citing sister publication Official PlayStation Magazine as its source, 1Up is reporting that Bethesda Softworks' PC and Xbox 360 open-world role-playing game is headed for both the PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation 3. The article states that the PS3 edition of the game will include new content, including the introduction of the Knights of the Nine, a new faction that players will be able to join, much as they would the Fighter's Guild or the Dark Brotherhood. The PS3 version will also have new characters, locations, armor, and weapons.

As for the PSP version of the game, it apparently isn't a straight port. The game will reportedly be called The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion, and will be set in a different place than its home console and PC brethren. The Elder Scrolls Travels is the same designation given to versions of previous portable Elder Scrolls games that appeared on mobile phones and the Nokia N-Gage.

The PSP and PS3 editions of the games were first rumored in April, when a poster on a gaming message board revealed what he said was a Bethesda "release list," with Oblivion set for a November 6 release on the two systems. Rumors were stoked again in July when a product listing for Oblivion on PS3 showed up on GameStop.

[UPDATE] Bethesda has since confirmed release dates for the two games. Oblivion will be a launch title for the PS3 when it launches in the US November 17, and The Elder Scrolls Travels will arrive for the PSP in the spring.

The games will be co-published by Ubisoft in Europe and Australia. Oblivion is scheduled to be a European PS3 launch title in March 2007, and The Elder Scrolls Travels for the PSP is set for a spring release in Europe.

Discussion

427 comments
Mist00
Mist00

bleh duke nukem forever anyone

odothehero97
odothehero97

WELL THIS SUCKS MONKEY BALLS IT CUDVE AT LEAST BEEN CANCELLED

oskuuu
oskuuu

PSP + Oblivion = FAIL

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

why hasn't Gamespot listed this game as 'cancelled' yet? It isn't coming out - ever. Please remove it from your PSP database.

phatsy
phatsy

obiously its not coming out bethesda is flaking out

legolasurtz
legolasurtz

Unfortanetely, I do not think Oblivion will ever come out on PSP. it is like the strategy game "Black & White" that was announced on PSP. They kept delaying the date till finally they cancelled the coming out of this game on PSP. I guess they get over ambitious and can not fit the right elements into UMD format or they do not like what they did get into UMD. This will probably happen with Oblivion, as on PC it is a huge file and game. Nevertheless I hope they find a solution and do not cancel it out !!

commander626
commander626

Come on! Its been about 2 years since this news came out! Is it spring 2008.

tpaul37
tpaul37

wtf! will this every come out for psp. its been like 3 years since this was written, but its not out yet??????????

minoumaster
minoumaster

this could be really great. if its in 3d

flawless_blade
flawless_blade

Chances are that when/if the game freakin' comes out it will be completely different than its console versions, sort of like a stripped down version of Oblivion. Not to mention that it's been around two years since this article was written. Sheesh.

tig1979
tig1979

It could be good theoretically, morrowind was on 1cd, so they can fit enough info onto UMD, just depends if they put the right info on it

IzdaKingB
IzdaKingB

Now I'm sure I am buying a PSP this Christmas!

sigmayorch
sigmayorch

its been a year and theres not even a damn TRUE picture, which supposedly famitsu piblished, but theyre dated september 06, i mean, cmon is it gonna ship or will there be another cancelled marvel like the resident evil psp "exclusive"

PikminmegMaster
PikminmegMaster

how do you aim? there is only one stick. there isn't enough buttons on the PSP to play it properly (I'm sticking with the PC version,plenty of buttons)

Xx-CLOUD-xX
Xx-CLOUD-xX

THEY SAID IT WAS COMING OUT SPRING BUT ITS THE SUMMER ALREADY!!!!!!!

Duckers923
Duckers923

WHEN DID THEY SAY IT WAS COMING OUT?

BoserupDK
BoserupDK

Even though it sounds a bit silly to have Oblivion run on a PSP....im most definitely going to get it if it ever comes out! :D

D-MN-D
D-MN-D

they will make it fit.. =P but.. it's spring now and haven't heard much about it, so are they keeping it secret or is the release date moved?

dodow1234
dodow1234

do you think this whole game can fit inside UMD?

hert650
hert650

The psp hasn't come out with many good games lately i hope this game doesn't flop im really looking forward to it.

mingfu
mingfu

oblivion for psp sounds pretty good

BKBroiler11
BKBroiler11

To the guys that were talking about comparing the screens, they compared the 360 to a PC (on this site under tech) on high settings and there is minor difference between them. And the PS3 one isn't going to be better than a PC. Also, did you hear bethseda is having problems because of the blu ray.

yohanjr
yohanjr

cant see this being good:(

hotpotato552
hotpotato552

Really Gvaz? you think u could find the screens online and post the link? cuz I can't find them

Gvaz
Gvaz

saw two screens in the November GameInformer. it looks pretty sweet. not that bad but pretty good for a PSP game i think. perhaps as good as the game Wipeout Pure for the PSP. cant stinking wait!

EmptySki
EmptySki

i hope the PSP will be as good as the console versions even though its going to be different

JoePiervincenti
JoePiervincenti

This type of open ended game is perfect for portables. Games you can just pick up and play are ideally suited to handhelds in my opinion. I've been more excited than the average person for Vice City Stories on the PSP for this very reason. This is going to be one of my primary reasons for re-purchasing a PSP.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

yes, there will be an expansion for the X360 as well.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Pssssshhhhhhh, PSP, LMAO! i can already see what the score on the game is gonna be like!

natejmc12
natejmc12

Man, I dont know about everyone else but i really dont know how Playstation is going to put such a great game on the psp, I just dont know how psp is going to pull it off, but hey you never know because sony always has alot of tricks up there sleeves, so were just going to have to wait intill april to play Elder Scrolls for psp!!!

DoctaDrey3000
DoctaDrey3000

yo wargod do you know if the expansions will be available for the 360 as well?!?!?

wargod53
wargod53

It does not matter that there will be additional content on the OPS3, because PC will be getting the full expansion pack which they are making - which will probably have all the content they are adding for the PS3 and muc much more besides......

Blitz_Nemesis
Blitz_Nemesis

THis is great. My friend doesnt want me going over to his house to play it all the time so this is the perfect solutin. I didnt wanna buy it for my pc because........... i just didnt want to. THANK GOD FOR THIS!

xBlacknifex
xBlacknifex

caybeirwouleyfe butchered the English language. It will be missed

shazaila
shazaila

This sounds great, I would've never thought they would've done that, I thought it was a 360 game only, but I guess not.

ryokinshin6x3
ryokinshin6x3

um yea lets wait for ingame screens before sayin that

Skyhawk03
Skyhawk03

If you have ever compared the xbox 360 and ps3 side-by-side you would know they are almost identical, so the only thing that makes the ps3 better is the bonus content.

caybeirwouleyfe
caybeirwouleyfe

For Gods suck stop it With hte FANBOY THINg, its really anoeying, you big babys. So what if prefers one console for another, so STOP IT!!!!!

Rockynr1marsvin
Rockynr1marsvin

yeah much better! ps3 rulez.. oblivion is a really good game to i have it on my computer

solder765
solder765

yes! my comp sucks so im not spending 3,000 on a new one to play oblivion and all the newest comp games out there so 400 is way better and ovlivion is prob gonna be just as good if not better than the comp was thinking about 360 but ps3 is better graphics .. what i heard

Tomohr
Tomohr

this makes me happy... also, I think the psp version will be worth a look :D

xBlacknifex
xBlacknifex

LOL. Fanboy of the Year Award..... Jane hand me the envelope..... The Award goes to..... What the Deuce? A TIE?!?!?! Ross_Boss and Squirlnuts2005?!?! well wutever lets hear your speeches.. Ross_Boss- "sony sucks because ms rules. thank you" SquirlNuts2005- "umm... this award is pointless, ps3 is stupid, but thats because I cant afford it, so im gonna sell this trophy and buy one because i know i want to, deep down." OK seriously, lets keep the fanboyism to a minimum, which is none. Thank you for your participation.

Ross_Boss
Ross_Boss

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showmevideogame
showmevideogame

Wow, I had my doubts about getting a ps2 not only because of the price, but because I wanted a 360 just for this. Now I'm definetly getting one...this makes me so excited!!!