The Elder Scrolls Online gets a release date and a new trailer

We knew it was coming in 2014, but we didn’t know exactly when The Elder Scrolls Online would hit shelves. Well, as of this morning we have dates for PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game will hit for PC and Mac on 4/4/14, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launching June of 2014. To celebrate the news we have a new trailer called “The War in Cyrodiil” that highlights the massive PvP system baked into the game as players vye for their shot at the Ruby Throne as ruler of all Cyrodiil.

We also have a quick note from Game Director (and pretty cool guy) Matt Firor at the official site. As somebody who has suffered some very rough launches, here’s the part I liked most:

As some of you know, we’ve been in beta testing for about a year now, leading up to our most recent test in late November where we had over 300,000 people in the game over a 48 hour period. We’ve had approximately 4 million people sign up for beta and that number continues to grow. We hope that just about every one of you who have signed up for beta will get an invitation to play sometime between now and the weeks before launch. These tests are very important, not only for gameplay feedback, but also to test our infrastructure. Beta tests can sometimes be a little rough when we are testing some systems for the first time with large numbers of players. So thank you to all who have participated for your understanding and support. It is very much appreciated.

Worldwide demand for The Elder Scrolls Online is extraordinarily high. This means we need to do a staggered rollout of the different versions of the game to spread out the initial service load and ensure an enjoyable, smooth gameplay experience. It is not only a game we are launching – it is a large online service as well, and our number one priority is to ensure a trouble-free, stable rollout for everyone.

Having been in the beta a few times I can honestly say that this game could easily pull me back to the MMO world. How about you? Are you ready to come back to the world of The Elder Scrolls? Hit us up in the comments or forums and tell us about it.

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Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.

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