The Elder Scrolls Online Delayed for Xbox One and PS4
UPDATE – ZeniMax confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online is in fact delayed on the Xbox One and Playstation 4.
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.
As a gesture to fans who plan to play on the console, ZeniMax is offering a $20 digital version on the console of your choice to anyone who purchases the PC/Mac version of the game before the end of June, as well as an ability to transfer your character over to the new platform.
Original story below…
In a post by a Reddit user, an update to the official FAQ page for The Elder Scrolls Online reported a delay with their upcoming Xbox One and PS4 versions. This post has since been removed.
The information on the page, first reported by the Reddit user and picked up by Joystiq and Game Informer, points to a paragraph telling fans they’re looking at a six month delay possibly on the upcoming console version of their popular MMO:
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. For additional information on the delay, please see this blog post (link).
Since this was posted, the information has been removed to reflect the PS4 and Xbox One titles still releasing June 2014. A screenshot by the Reddit user confirms that this actually existed before its removal. For those wondering if the screenshot is a fake, Joystiq did a search of Google’s cache and confirms that the language was in fact posted before its removal.
If this is the case, it now makes sense as to why we have heard so little about these versions of the game a month from their scheduled release. No official announcement has been made by ZeniMax or Bethesda, and retailers still show the game as a June 30th placeholder launch.
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