The developer of The Elder Scrolls Online has delayed the global reveal event for Gates of Oblivion to avoid clashing with the United States Inauguration Day.
Inauguration Day is set for Wednesday 20th January, when Joe Biden will be sworn in as US president.
The reveal of Gates of Oblivion was planned for Thursday, 21st January, but will now take place on Tuesday, 26th January at 10pm UK time instead.
Due to Inauguration Day in the United States falling on Jan. 20, we are moving our Global Reveal Event for Gates of Oblivion from Thursday, Jan. 21 to Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 5pm EST/10pm GMT. Thank you for your support and we will see you soon! Details here: https://t.co/hXtzmeCpNe pic.twitter.com/qcy7NIHVmS— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) January 13, 2021
The developers replied to one fan on Twitter who questioned the decision given The Elder Scrolls Online's global playerbase to say "given recent events, we are opting to play it safe".
"We have players all over the world, but the majority of our employees live and work near the capital."
Given recent events, we are opting to play it safe. We have players all over the world, but the majority of our employees live and work near the capital.— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) January 13, 2021
The mention of "recent events" is of course a reference to the Capitol attack by a pro-Donald Trump mob. Authorities in the US fear follow-up attacks. ZeniMax Media is headquartered just north of Washington, D.C.