Elder Scrolls Online coming to PS4

Sony teams with Bethesda for console version of upcoming MMO due to launch in spring 2014.

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Massively multiplayer online role-playing game The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to the PlayStation 4.

Sony announced a partnership with Bethesda this evening that will bring the game to the PS4 in spring 2014.

A beta will be made available for the game, a Sony representative confirmed. However, no details were divulged on when it may arrive.

The PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online is due to launch later this year.

Discussion

173 comments
St-Earl
St-Earl

Any ideas on the number of players allowed on the server at once?

ahi1234
ahi1234

Im loving this day so far!!!!!!! God news all day round!

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

Will PC players be able to play with console players...?

>=)

OldDayOwl
OldDayOwl

I love that consoles are finally getting high quality massive RPGs and MMOs. The play-from-your-couch appeal is awesome. This looks like a great game from what i've heard about it

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

I take it that the console versions will have their own world and not all be cross inhabited?

dalua360
dalua360

Sorry, but I don't care if the version 1.0 comes with some bugs like Skyrim did on PS3, I'll buy this game and wait the patches if needed ( I don't support broken games, this is an exception )... I can't have a good PC rig, so, I think PS4 will fill this role perfectly !

SuperXShnaayin
SuperXShnaayin

The Elder Scrolls Online looks pretty good, but everything we have seen is PC. I enjoy PC, and I think it is best played there most likely. I just hope they go the Guild Wars 2 route and have NO monthly subscription, I just wanna have to buy the game and be done with the hassle.

WoZe
WoZe

We so excited

steel_curtain77
steel_curtain77

Gives me another reason to purchase the PS4 now... :)

Tidemoo
Tidemoo

It is only BETA coming first to PS4 you are correct its a multiplatform game.

Still if you want the best experience and you have a PC go PC. TESO will be dumbed down slightly for consoles and the combat and controls will be changed. The beta on PC currently has controls that would not be possible to map to the controller and the UI is far to console unfriendly so this all needs to change.

The thing is let take Neverwinter Online probably the most simplistic MMORPG out at the moment. Even that control scheme mapped perfectly to a controller is a pain in the arse due to the AI being made for PC obviously. So TESO will need some big changes to go to console.

But its great a console now has a good next gen MMORPG shame that cross platform wont be viable either for issues mentioned earlier.

Pokemon18986
Pokemon18986

I swear the conference said that just the beta was coming to PS4 first. Like how the Bulletstorm beta was Xbox only before the full game came out

vadagar1
vadagar1

I just hope its fun, but im gonna see the fan reactions and reviews first, got shafted by wow after the cata expansion ...never again

d3nR
d3nR

They should make it free with playstation plus sub.

Mommas_b_o_y
Mommas_b_o_y

I don't have high hopes for this game after playing so many bland mmos. They're too afraid to deviate from wow.

CrushedGear
CrushedGear

Elder Scrolls>Fallout>Dragon Age>Witcher>>>>>>Dark Souls(worst series)!!!

keyb0red
keyb0red

Excellent. I love where this game is going.


the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

Lost all intrest at "Massively multiplayer online."  

MrNiceKai
MrNiceKai

Finally.

Once I played Skyrim for the first time, I said to myself: "Wow, best RP-Game I have ever played." 

And the world wont be the same again. Now they bringing us into the world of Tamriel. 1000 Years before.

I am really ecited what we are allowed to see and which characters we might play.

Keep on working Bethesda...

Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

Really? Not on the Xbox One? Screw Sony for eating up a good game. Guess i'm not getting it...

Zoberk
Zoberk

Will PS4 players be able to play alongside PC players?

deth420
deth420

I hope this game fails! it will for ever mean the demise of the TES single player games. just as wow did for war craft....but i do hope im wrong.

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

This was the biggest disappointment.

They pushed back the PC launch so they could port a dumbed down version of the game to consoles.

Yes, I'm mad.

WoZe
WoZe

@Tidemoo True. I learned my lesson with Skyrim. Bought it on the Ps3 during launch and it was horrible. PC all the way for any elder scroll games.

d3nR
d3nR

Not the game but the online sub

SlaviksG
SlaviksG

@CrushedGear I hate Dark Souls and Fallout( this cuz of bad calours :D cant stand them) But ES, DG and Witcher are on top.

Jaakko817
Jaakko817

@CrushedGear Witcher 1 & 2 > Elder Scrolls > Dragon Age > Fallout

offstar1029
offstar1029

@the_big_doggg really? the whole fucking continent is explorable with dungeons everywhere  new dungeons can appear, fully customizable characters in every single possible way, and more

SultaN-s
SultaN-s

@MrNiceKai Excuse me, Skyrim is not the best Action-RPG. It WAS one of the OK ones, But not one of the best. Dark Souls 1/2, The Witcher 2/3 and Dragon's Dogma... now those are the one's at the top. If you haven't played any of them you are missing one so much.

enartloc
enartloc

what bethesda?another clueless fanboy...can't wait to see the gamers reaction when this pos will hit the shelves.

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

@deth420No it wont moron. TES is a world which constantly evolves. Warcraft is locked in to its own story line. Also Bethesda have stated they will still make Single Player games for TES. This game plays off 1000 years before Skyrim. It will not influence the single player line of games in anyway except broaden the overall lore. Also it is made by a seperate studio. Comparably WOW has locked it self in to its current story line which is not anywhere as robust and it is produced by Blizzard directly.

IndridCipher
IndridCipher

@deth420 it won't, atleast not how you are thinking.  New Elder Scrolls games will and should have some co op to them.  But they won't all be mmo's

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

@deth420 The team that does the single player have nothing to do with TESO. ZeniMax Online made this, not Bethesda.

realiamnot
realiamnot

@Tripwolf  Dude, calm the fuck down. Your acting as if its the end of the world... Either calm down or take an anger management course, think you may need it...

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@Tripwolf Dumbed down version? Says who? You got the system requirements sheet handy? The PS4 has more than enough power to run this game. Fucking cry babies..Get use to this, the next step is less and less PC ports. 

CiTizenMaSSaKre
CiTizenMaSSaKre

@Tripwolf ummm they didnt push back the pc launch, it clearly states it will be released later THIS year like it always has planned for PC, the PS4 version will be 2014

oflow
oflow

@Tripwolf no worries the game will be terrible anyway.  Wait for Camelot Unchained

Tidemoo
Tidemoo

@d3nR There probably wont be a sub and if they do it will still be F2P just a sub will get you all the goodies. Currently on Beta there is no sign of either.

Andrak_Vol
Andrak_Vol

@Jaakko817 Dragon Age II kinda lets down the team, other wise If it weren't for DA2 I'd say Dragon Age: Origins is better than Oblivion and tie with Skyrim.

chang_1910
chang_1910

is called personal opinion.....that said i agree c your selection dark souls top, then dogma, sadly never play witcher , though always in my mind.. also i though that last story was pretty good and ni no naku.... though a dif type..

though yea, i loved skyrm

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

@CiTizenMaSSaKre @Tripwolf Wrong. They released a statement that all versions will release about the same time. Spring 2014. Check  their Twitter.

jecomans
jecomans

@Goldrock Are you looking forward to it mostly because it's another TES game or for the MMO component with a TES game? 

I've never been into PvP or group playing; so I'm hoping playing it for only the single player campaign works well. 

Goldrock
Goldrock

@deathstream @KamuiFei @deth420 there is no cause of concern only people who will get turned off are the mainstream WoW fanatics and thats no loss for me or most the old school tes fans and yes ive been playin tes since arena. The game will draw in a number of players both mainstream and es fans. You dont need millions and millions to be a great game neither.

jecomans
jecomans

@deathstream @KamuiFei @deth420 I'm sure too much of The Elder crowd won't play this for them to give up on TES (offline?). There will be many Elder fans who play for the chance to see all of Tamriel realised for them to enjoy, but for many the Elder Scrolls is about crafting your own journey through the land; not being stitched to a faction and having other people interrupt your questing and character building. 

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

@deathstream @KamuiFei @deth420 I wouldn't worry too much. The team that makes Fallout and Elder Scrolls had little to no involvement with TESO. If anything they were just used to consult about the lore of Elder Scrolls.

We'll still see single player TES games. It's Bethesda's flagship series, they can't afford to mess with it.

PoiBallMan
PoiBallMan

@WingChopMasta @Tripwolf @IndridCipher And you really think they're going to force every single person who beta tests, or buys, the game to purchase and connect a mouse and keyboard?  This game is coming to both Xbox One (not sure if they have keyboard and mice) and PS4, and the vast majority of users will not purchase said equipment.  As such, the game and the UI will be dumbed down to be playable on a controller.  The fact they're pushing the release date way back for the pc version tends to reaffirm their need to redesign several core elements.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@Tripwolf @IndridCipher @WingChopMasta It was a game conference not a peripheral conference. We also didn't see the 100+ different versions of blue tooth headphones you can use with the PS4, 3rd party controllers, or anything else related.

Do PC gamers need everything spelt out for them? or can you sting together just a little common sense before you speak?

basketballninga
basketballninga

@Tripwolf Gamespot is off its game tonight. It said the PC version will still be released this year and that versus and XV were different games at first. Haha not sure what I should trust from them

basketballninga
basketballninga

@tripwolf "The PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online is due to launch this year" Are you blind dude. Haters gonna Hate