Elder Scrolls fans on consoles will have to wait even longer to return to Tamriel, as The Elder Scrolls Online is being delayed at least six months on PS4 and Xbox One. Bethesda made the announcement today in a blog post, and cited the different architectures of consoles and their perspective networks that caused the problems. Bethesda gave the following statement:
“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.”
This move comes after the bug-ridden launch of ESO on PC, this may be a good thing. On top of that, anyone who buys The Elder Scrolls Online and plays it before the end of June will be able to transfer their character to the console version. On top of that, if you meet the requirements, you will be able to get ESO on consoles for just $20. Bethesda also assured that their is still a beta on the way for consoles, and they will announce more closer to it’s release date.
by, Bobby Marquardt