Staff from the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion development team have spoken out on why the title has bee delayed on both Xbox 360 and PC.

Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks explained that it’ll be released later than planned "because it isn't done yet".

Apparently there’s more testing, optimization and balancing going on in-house than they’ve ever done before, Hines told fans.

"We will not put out a more specific date until we are certain we will be ready then," he said.

Bethesda will be regularly adding content to their site though: "We'll be updating the Codex in stages, adding new concept art, screens, etc. in the coming weeks and months. We're open to doing another fan interview in the coming weeks as well to let you ask what it is you think we aren't telling you."

"We appreciate your patience and continued support and ensure you that your dedication will be rewarded with what we think is the best RPG you've ever played."

Keep coming back to the hub and we’ll let you know exactly what happens as it does.