[UPDATE] Bethesda says Oblivion will be ready for the PlayStation 3 launch; PSP edition to follow in the spring.
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.
why hasn't Gamespot listed this game as 'cancelled' yet? It isn't coming out - ever. Please remove it from your PSP database.
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 !!
wtf! will this every come out for psp. its been like 3 years since this was written, but its not out yet??????????
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.
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
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"
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)
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
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?
The psp hasn't come out with many good games lately i hope this game doesn't flop im really looking forward to it.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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......
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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
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.
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!!!
I'm going to be annoyed if I have to buy this game twice just to get this new content. I hope it's available for download or as a standalone disk for PC and 360 too.
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