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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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    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]