Elder Scrolls Online delayed on console, PC upgrade programme announced

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We were previously expecting the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online to be released in June 2014 following the game’s PC release in April, but Bethesda Softworks has confirmed a delay for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the massively multiplayer online RPG.


Writing on the official Bethesda Softworks blog, the team wrote that developers Zenimax Online Studios is currently working to solve “a series of unique problems specific to [PS4 and Xbox One],” including the issue of “[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.”

To this end, the team has estimated that they will need an additional six months to complete work on the console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online to “ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.”

Mea Culpa

Bethesda has, however, come up with a plan to make up the delay to their fans, writing that via a special offer, if you purchase the PC or Mac versions of Elder Scrolls Online before the end of June, you’ll be able to transfer your characters from these platforms to either console version when the game is released for the price of $20. This process will include access to the full digital version of Elder Scrolls Online on console, as well as thirty days of game time.

“Whether you decide to take advantage of this offer or not,” Bethesda writes, “we promise to do everything we can to get the game released on both consoles as quickly as we can.

“We will keep everyone updated with additional details regarding character transfers, specific offer dates, when you can expect console beta to start, and of course, when ESO on consoles will launch.”

Further Details ‘TBD’

Speaking on Twitter, Bethesda’s Pete Hines has said that if you take advantage of the offer, you’ll be able to keep access to both the PC and console version of your choice, writing:

Do you keep your character on both PC and console if you choose to transfer though? That’s TBD:

Are you itching to play Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 or Xbox One, or have you found another MMO style game to occupy your time?

Source: Bethblog

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