Bethesda’s next effort Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has officially been delayed to sometime next year on both, Eurogamer have revealed.

This affects both the PC and Xbox 360 version, though it should apparently be out in fiscal Q2 at some point.

Take Two’s CEO, Paul Eibeler has explained: "We are moving the launch of Elder Scrolls IV to our second [financial] quarter, based on the Bethesda Softworks requiring additional development time to ensure the title meets gamers' high expectations for this popular franchise."

The game was originally set for a holiday release this year.

If you’re after learning more on the game, check out the screenshots at our Oblivion hub.