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The Elder Scrolls Online launches on PC and Mac in April 2014, PS4 and Xbox One in June

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Elder Scrolls Online will launch on PC and Mac worldwide on April 4, 2014 and will be released on PS4 and Xbox One in June. A new trailer is below. Titled “War in Cyrodiil” it highlights the MMORPG’s PvP system, which allows “hundreds of players to fight together and against one another,” in a quest to claim the Ruby Throne.

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19 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    2104? Why the hell is it so far out? its launching alongside The Last Guardian at this rate, well most likely.

    :P

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    Elder Scrolls Online goes free to play in September 2014.

    That’s the real news.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 It’s fixed. Be prepared for me being spaced out a bit today. I’m still not over the flu.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Pytox

    lol this music was also in trailer for tintin movie few years ago :P

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Xbone

    I was pumped for this game 3-4 months back… then I started to hear about the microstransaction stuff and how it will work and I shat my pants. I have disappointed so many times… I just could not care about this game anymore.
    Also, look at the framerate on this video. I think it was running on an xbone /HIGH FIVE ANYONE? :)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. jorooo

    Its the 4th of april, not 14. Look at other websites ;)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Schwarzerwind

    As a beta tester, I can say this game still needs a lot of work. Plus there’s still a critical lack of hype for ESO because Zenimax has been so tight-lipped about everything, and beta invites have been scarce. And now they’re going to launch in 5 months?

    I’m worried this is going to be the next TOR.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 **** I’m going back to bed. See you guys later. (not really but I want to)

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Arcnail

    @2 Sounds about right.

    @5 I read the microtransactions are just things like name changes and cosmetic things, so that doesn’t bug me too much.

    Graphically this looks like crap though.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Xbone

    @9 Yea… I think I heard this many times from other games too :(

    #10 1 year ago
  11. FoureyesZero

    Considering Guild wars 2 exist and is getting better all the time with great new content and no sub. The elder scrolls online will be in big trouble the moment in comes out because it will have to justify the sub you have to pay each month and it cant do that.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. fearmonkey

    I don’t know what anyone else was expecting, but I enjoyed the beta and I’m looking forward to playing the game. Is it just like a elder scrolls game? No, but it does have some of the feel and in first person is fairly close. I enjoyed the beta enough that I know I will buy it when it comes out.

    I liked it better than Tor in the brief time I played it, and liked it better than any MMO I have played since Rift.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. TheWulf

    Not my thing, this. I think I’ve just fallen out of favour with typical grind-fantasy MMOs. Probably not their fault, it’s just me. I don’t fit in with that scene any more.

    I will, however, be interested to see how they handle controls on the consoles.

    I honestly think though that some of my lack of interest in this comes from how the Elder Scrolls Universe just isn’t a very interesting place. And when it is, they’re either afraid to use that or they make it more typical fantasy in order to appease those who have very basic, static, inflexible ideas of what fantasy is. (Lack of imagination, I guess??)

    One of the most interesting areas (and I’m not being biased, you can read it for yourself) is Elsweyr and the khajiiti peoples. There are so many variants of khajiit according to the lore, and their birth and life-cycle is controlled by the moons. Their culture is Arabian-inspired (more interesting than most fantasy fare), and they were created by a daedra rather than an aedra.

    Then another of the more interesting elements is the dwemer, something they hugely toned down to make them Tolkienesque in Skyrim. I remember that in Morrowind the dwemer were highly advanced and they had freaking robots. They weren’t just steam golems, they were straight-up robots with camera eyes and everything.

    So, basically, they’re not using the more interesting elements, and they’re toning down and Westernising the remaining elements to make it consumable to the mainstream. (Who’re apparently thick, uncultured, and racist.)

    I’m sorry I feel the way I do.

    It’s just that they have some really interesting elements there, they could create something brilliant like Morrowind once again — but what do they do? They destroy Morrowind, out of spite and hatred. Mostly self-hatred, probably, for not being brave enough to embrace what makes the Elder Scrolls lore interesting.

    I can’t help it, I’m just disappointed. There’s room for greatness in the Elder Scrolls, as Morrowind proved. But they’re just so intent on making it the most generic fantasy experience in existence that this’ll all be forgotten.

    What’s the bets we’ll only ever see one kind of khajiit in Elsweyr? And what do you want to bet that the dwemer tech will be all Tolkienised in this, too?

    It’s disappointing.

    The Elder Scrolls is something where I wish I was at the helm of their design team. I’d get Obsidian involved for some proper writing, along with consequences for choices (choices are meaningless without proper consequence, as Skyrim liked to prove), so that people actually recognise you for what you are (hey, I’m the head of the Companions, but the guards still talk to me like I’m a servant boy), and so on.

    I don’t mean to be angry at this IP, it’s just that it has the potential to be great. I hate seeing something being squandered.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    @13

    What a barbaric and hate filled tirade.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. dontbescaredhomie92

    @5 I’ll skip on the high 5 thanks and tell you that you’re a sad lonely fanboy who clearly needs recognition to feel important in your otherwise mundane, pointless existence.
    Sure your mum still loves you, head up kid.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Os Money

    @13 I love morrowind too, and feel like each game, while enjoyable,is a step back from what they already had in place. Just gimme a TES game built on the entire universe and able to play with in story with another person. That is all.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Phasmatis75

    All the problems with this game can be summed up with the developer just not caring. The problem here is that it really identity issues and was made by developers that just don’t care for the franchise.

    On one hand the game wants to take a chunk of the MMO market so it has too many features that make it feel like an MMO. Somewhere along the line, someone probably said, hey, no one is going to buy this we need the Elder Scrolls crowd. Except the game is more an abomination and has so many lore violations that the larger Elder Scrolls dedicated fanbase will probably just ignore it or consider it none canon.

    It’s a pity, since if they just would have respected the lore (or the franchise) they probably could have made for a very good game.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Armitage Shanks

    Will be my first experience with an MMO once i eventually pick up an Xbox one,looking forward to it.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. thatguyoverthere

    I logged in more than 200 hours on Skyrim and have put in significant time in MMO’s so I potentially could be a loyal Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) customer.

    While I am excited about the world to explore one of the things I like about MMO’s is the sophisticated and complex combat. ESO with 5 hot keys is just not going to cut it. Even Skyrim has 9 hot keys with the ability to pause and use dozens more.

    While I am not suggesting pausing a MMO, the five hot keys will make the combat more stale than the original elder scrolls games. The five hot keys is there to make it console ready, but people who are used to more sophisticated PC MMO combat systems will lose interest very quickly. Giving this game 10 to 12 hot keys would be easy on PC and would significantly increase the longevity of the game.

    The combat will also make it nearly impossible to become that much more skilled than the average second grader. This will make pvp prowess more linked to what level you are and what gear you have on. 5 special moves at one time will make individual play style very limited if non existent.

    As much as I am looking forward to the world that they will create I see myself putting in just enough time to explore. I predict the downfall of this game will be the mindless button smashing that will inevitably be pvp.

    While the 5 hot keys make it possible to bring the fighting system to consoles it would of been a great idea to have Street Fighter style controls where you can use the joystick combined with button combos to come up with more moves and have a more engaging combat system.

    I hope the game succeeds believe it or not.

    #19 1 year ago

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    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]