The American Capitol was attacked and run over by a right-wing and neo-Confederate mob last week, and according to the FBI, are groups loyal to President Trump threatens to try to do it again during next week’s inauguration where president-elected Joe Biden will be sworn in. Nerves are frayed, people are on the edge, and then at least one video game company gets its next marketing event in hell out of what might happen next Wednesday.
“Due to the inauguration day in the USA, which falls on January 20, we are moving our Global Reveal event for Gates of Oblivion from Thursday, January 21st to Tuesday, January 26th at 5 pm EST / 22 PM GMT, ”Bethesda announced on Twitter yesterday. Elaborates in a follow-up tweet In response to a fan, the company said security was one of the concerns. “Given the recent events, we choose to play it safe,” Bethesda wrote. “We have players all over the world, but most of our employees live and work near the capital.”
Gates of Oblivion is Older rolls onlineits major 2021 expansion. Tease at last year’s Game Awards show, it seems ready to add the main antagonist from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and who knows what else from Bethesda’s Open World RPG in 2006, to the current, ongoing MMORPG. The original teaser had January 21, 2021 as the date for when players would find out exactly what the expansion will include.
Given recent events, there is clearly bad timing, especially when you consider that the gates of oblivion are portals of demonic dimensions, and basically Older rolls language for the different circles of hell. Another great year with a new good start in the good old US-of-A.