After a plethora of rumours about the fact, Bethesda Softworks has finally announced that its massive RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will be an American and European PlayStation 3 launch title. A portable version under the moniker The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion has also been announced for a Spring 2007 release. Both games will be co-published by Ubisoft and Bethesda in Europe.
"We're very excited to be able to bring a game like Oblivion out for launch for the PS3," stated Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. "Oblivion's countless awards and commercial success to date make it clear that PS3 owners are in for a real treat this November."
Originally released in March for the Xbox 360 and PC, Oblivion has since garnered mass critical and commercial acclaim from gamers thanks to its combination of free-form gameplay and sublime graphics mixed in with an impressive list of voice talent including Patrick Stewart, Sean Bean, Terrance Stamp and Lynda Carter.
We're assuming Oblivion on PS3 will be a straight port of the original PC and Xbox 360 game, but of course it's always possible that the extra content Bethesda has released for the RPG post launch will be included out-of-the-box with the PS3 iteration. We'll give you more on this important release - and the Oblivion game on PSP - when we get it.