Elder Scrolls Online Apparently Delayed for Consoles
UPDATE: Bethesda has now confirmed that the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online has been delayed by approximately six months.
The studio reiterated what was seen in the preemptively updated FAQ in a blog post, stating that Elder Scrolls Online for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will not be coming out next month.
“We continue to work on the console versions of ESO, and game development has been progressing steadily, but we are still working to solve a series of unique problems specific to those platforms. Integrating our systems with each console manufacturer’s networks—which are both different from the PC/Mac system as well as different from each other—has been a challenging process. It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.”
The blog post did confirm that players who buy the PC or Mac version of the title will be able to transfer their characters and progress to the PS4 or Xbox One version and acquire the title for consoles at a discounted price of $20/£12.99/€14.99, which will also add an additional 30 days to the user’s subscription.
From the looks of it, the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online has been delayed.
A user on Reddit managed to screencap an update to the Elder Scrolls Online FAQ that was promptly taken down, but stated the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the MMO had been delayed for “about six months.”
The full quote is as follows:
“When does The Elder Scrolls Online officially launch? The Elder Scrolls Online officially launched on April 4, 2014 on PC and Mac. While it has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible, we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six more months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.”
The console version of the MMO was originally scheduled to launch in June, but if this delay does come to be, it will see release sometime this Winter.
The Elder Scrolls Online is already available on PC and Mac. Check out the Gaming Trend review here