During Apple’s 2018 iPhone keynote, Bethesda’s Todd Howard took the stage to show how The Elder Scrolls: Blades will run on the new iPhone XS. The segment followed details about the improved technology in the newly announced XS and XS Max, including the new A12 Bionic chip, which has increased processing power and a GPU that’s 50% faster than last year’s equivalent.
The focus of the segment was how the new iPhone tech will enhance the mobile gaming experience. Howard discussed how the XS’ OLED screen allows for a high amount of visual detail in both light and dark areas of the game; he also highlighted precision touch controls for sword movements and haptic feedback for attacks. Also during the keynote, former NBA star Steve Nash appeared to promote a new basketball training app that was showcased on the XS.
Originally announced at E3 2018, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is described as a “uniquely mobile experience” with “console-quality graphics.” It has the same kind of combat as previous Elder Scrolls games as well as a town-building mechanic and PvP.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to iOS and Android this fall. It will be free and is currently available for pre-order on Bethesda’s website. For more on what Apple had to share, check out our full coverage below.