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Elder Scrolls Online PS4 & Xbox One delayed, Bethesda offers console incentive

Thursday, 8 May 2014 09:33 GMT By Staff

The Elder Scrolls Online has been delayed on PS4 and Xbox One, Bethesda has confirmed.

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An FAQ read posted and then delated earlier this morning read:”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.”

The link at the end and the text have since been removed, and this Reddit thread dedicated to the matter suggests that Bethesda is deleting the posts and banning the accounts of users spreading the text in what appears to be a wave of damage limitation.

Bethesda has since confirmed the delay, and sent VG247 the following statement:

“We’ve been grateful to our fans for the wonderful response to our recent launch of The Elder Scrolls Online for PC/Mac, but we know many of you are eagerly waiting to play the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, reads the statement.

For $20, eligible PC/Mac can add a full, digital version of ESO on either PS4 or Xbox One, and transfer their characters over. They will also be handed another 30 days of included game time.

“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.”

Bethesda has said it plans to make the delay “up to our fans,” through specific agreement with Sony and Microsoft.

Anyone who purchases and plays the PC/Mac version of The Elder Scrolls Online by the end of June will have the opportunity to transfer their characters to either console version when they are released.

The offer will allow you to begin playing immediately on the PC/Mac, and then add the PS4 or Xbox One version and transfer the characters you have created and developed. And, you don’t have to pay full price for the game twice.

For $20, eligible PC and Mac players will have the option to add a full, digital version of ESO on either the PS4 or the Xbox One with the character transfers, and another 30 days of included game time.

“Whether you decide to take advantage of this offer or not, 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,” said the publisher.

Meanwhile, you can check out Dave’s TESO impressions here.

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24 Comments

  1. Xbone

    They should have postponed the pc version too. They maybe will get money earlier but the bad reputation will hunt them on the long run.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. undermyrules

    @Xbone its not their fault that “next gen ” sistems couldnt handle 1080p 60 fps..they said will aim for that but they probably cant do it so they will delay for further downgrades lol

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Judicas

    @undermyrules if you think the delay has anything at all to do with 1080p/60fps you clearly haven’t seen the graphics of elder scrolls online, high quality it is not.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. _LarZen_

    With the amount of bugs and problems with the PC version they should have delayed the game all together. In six months there will be so many great games out that ESO will probably just launch silent and be forgotten…

    #4 10 months ago
  5. _LarZen_

    @Judicas One of the best looking MMORPG games out there…what are you talking about? You aren’t comparing it to a singleplayer RPG are you?

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Sciva

    @_LarZen_ Sorry but ESO could give Gears of War a run for its money in the bland looking game department.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Judicas

    @_LarZen_ You might need to remove your blinders, it’s about as bland as bland gets.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. _LarZen_

    You need to buy a better GPU. What are you using? A integrated Intel chip?

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Judicas

    Nvidia gtx 680 with everything on maximum.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Xbone

    @_LarZen_ Umm… no.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. Sethos

    @_LarZen_ No it isn’t, are you blind or is your primary gaming platform a PS2?

    #11 10 months ago
  12. _LarZen_

    So what you are saying is that I wont have to see you guys in the PS4 or the PC version? Good :)

    #12 10 months ago
  13. darkshale

    Kudos for delaying a game that needed work however…

    They had a small window in which I would have plunked down $100 to play this over the summer. Come December or January I will have true next gen games to play. SOE may have even ported over a couple of games, Landmark will be in open beta, Destiny will even be out and my friend who don’t normally play MMOs will choose that over ESO. Unless this has a FFXIV reroll up its sleeve i just don’t see this game working out.

    #13 10 months ago
  14. deathm00n

    In what world does this not look good? http://i.imgur.com/zYubzVV.png

    That’s a screenshot I took, and the game wasn’t even in the max specs. MMO wise, it’s best looking one I’ve ever played. Point me toward another if you think it’s more beautiful than this please.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. tmac2011

    i guess i can wait 6 months or w/e im getting watch dogs so should be something to do.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. fearmonkey

    Still doesnt really answer my big question on console versions. Do I pay an extra $15 a month if I want to play the Console and the PC version? I do think it’s great that they are giving us the $20 discount, but it doesnt mean that much to me if I have to pay $15 x2 to play both versions!

    For those who are talking about the game not being good looking, you are absolutely nuts. For an MMO, this is one of the best looking games out there. No it cant compare to a dedicated offline RPG, but it’s easily the best looking MMO out there right now. The lighting is gorgeous and so pretty at 1440p and everything maxed.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Hcw87

    ESO is NOT a bad looking MMO at all. I don’t see why anyone would play MMO’s on consoles though, you’d run around with lifeless people because noone can be bothered dragging a keyboard into their couch. Defiance on consoles failed horribly community wise, and i learned my lesson there.

    Plays great on a mid end PC aswell, plus PC games are generally cheaper.

    TLDR: Buy the PC version.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Hcw87

    Oh, and the most important thing:

    PC has addons. That alone should sell that version.

    Also, fuck the lack of edit buttons.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. super3001

    will buy on X1 when sub is gone. in 6 month will be f2p or b2p

    #19 10 months ago
  20. dkpunk

    ESO is one, if not the best looking MMO out now. People here need to lay off the crack.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. TheWulf

    ESO definitely isn’t one of the better looking MMOs out there, that’s for sure, there are numerous others that would take that title. Even some Korean titles could try to take that with their excessive beauty, despite being disappointingly soulless grindfests.

    What many are forgetting though is that an MMO needs to render much more on screen than your average console game. Not to mention that console games can more efficiently make use of pop-in. So basically there are lots and lots and lots of moving objects on screen, sometimes there can be hundreds, even thousands, and it can bring even a mid-range computer to a crawl with highest settings.

    I can’t imagine what that would do to consoles… and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the very issue they’re struggling with, just trying to make sure that the console won’t overheat, lock up, and die with more than X people in an area.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. marcmy

    To those saying ESO isn’t (at least one of) the best looking MMOs out there, I challenge you to name another MMO that looks nearly as good, especially with SweetFX enabled. That said I don’t think the game has great graphics by any means, nothing compared to a modded Skyrim with ENB, but seriously, I haven’t seen another MMO that comes close in comparison.

    #22 10 months ago
  23. marcmy

    I’ll just leave this here. http://imgur.com/a/p0ZDM — if you say this isn’t one of the best if not the best looking MMO, you’re a troll.

    #23 10 months ago
  24. shaz

    @TheWulf ps4 already has 3 mmos dcuo / ff14 realm reborn/ warframe and u know what there running fine, apart from a little server lag which is expected even on pc lol even ps3 has 2 mmos just saying.

    #24 10 months ago

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    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]