Report: Elder Scrolls Online for Xbox One/PS4 delayed six months [UPDATE]

Delay confirmed.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Bethesda officially confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online has been delayed for about six months.

The original story is below.

According to a reportedly since-deleted line from an official Elder Scrolls Online FAQ, the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the MMO will not arrive in June as Bethesda previously said they would. Instead, the console versions of the game are to arrive in about six months, so sometime around November 2014.

Here's what the original Elder Scrolls Online FAQ said, as captured by Reddit (via The Escapist): "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."

The FAQ also reportedly contained a link with further explanation about the delay. The current FAQ now live on the Elder Scrolls Online site only says: The Elder Scrolls Online officially launched on April 4, 2014 on PC and Mac."

We have reached out to a Bethesda representative for comment. For more on The Elder Scrolls Online, be sure to read GameSpot's review of the PC version.

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Discussion

102 comments
logansnider
logansnider

In all honesty to the horseplay that I wrote down below... the console release date comes after the release date for Destiny. Some might not think that this is a problem, BUT IT IS A HUGE FREAKING PROBLEM!! They are risking losing their crowd to another MMO, another "free to play" MMO. In the absolute worst case scenario, Destiny launches with few bugs, PC players drop their ESO subscriptions; the professional reviews for Destiny and the player reviews from ESO jilted players swamp the internet, and instead of ending up with a huge subscription base for ESO, everybody moves on to Destiny including the Console crowd. This is a very big gamble, and if they are wrong... then they risk losing some serious money.

major_retard
major_retard

Making TES devolve into an MMO was the final straw for me. Time to shoot that horse and put it out of its misery.

Merseyak
Merseyak

lol the games a flop us pc gamers already dispatched this tragedy moved on its going to run like crap on any console thats just facts and it looks terrible lol

snider83
snider83

Im fine with this, let the self-proclaimed "pc master race" be the guinea pigs, the allow the console players to have the game without bugs, and hopefully ftp. 

jordan66651
jordan66651

Soooo they are using PC gamers as test subjects for the game? lol

matthd
matthd

In all honesty thisnis a smart move by Zenimax. Eleiminate the bugs. Fix the phasing. Use us pc gamers as sheep..

SmawRpg
SmawRpg

Something I have learned: Zenimax lies and keeps secrets, They love money, and they have questionable business strategies.


Say what you want about Zenimax they developed an awesome game (even though it was plagued with bugs and rushed). I hope they improve their less favorable qualities, but I really love this game and Craglorn is going to be awesome

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

just get FFXIV A Real Reborn till in the meatime... (best next gen Metascore besides Titanfall...)

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

with FFXIV kicking @ss on the PS4 and everyone praising it and it having such gorgeous grafix.., and other cirticizing TESO's looks...it's not wonder, they're going to give the console TESO more time.. 


to me, TESO looks/feels like a washed out Skyrim.. while FFXIV looks/feel "fresh"...
(maybe after playing 300-500h of Skyrim, I need TESO to look a LOT better or feel fresher...., while FFXIV feels fresh and has some gorgeous light/sun colors/effecst.., besides very fluid grafix)

Runeweaver
Runeweaver

Well if they can iron out alot of the bugs and dupe exploits, improve the loot tables and overhaul the grouping system so quests are coop rather than everyone in a group having to do every tiny bit of the quest,then this game might take off when launched on the consoles, if not then they are just gonna delay the slide into F2P.

jako998
jako998

this cant be true... I was planning on getting this game for the Xbox one next month and is one of my top games for 2014 I want to play.

atopp399
atopp399

Will be a free to play game by then which will work perfectly with consoles.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

this is still a rumour. it could have easily been a mistake made by an employee, or even just someone photoshopping the picture to troll everyone. its not news, its gossip.

tigzar
tigzar

6 months time is a bad time for this game to come out on consoles lol (now would have been good)... considering the games coming out around the same time ... destiny .. the division (still set for this year release) them 2 games alone will crush TESO on console.

DeadorRock
DeadorRock

Hmmm no thanks. I'm perfectly happy playing A Realm Reborn.

Drainyou_98
Drainyou_98

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! wait... I don't care. this game looks horrible on PC.. so why would consol owners want it also?? And also pay per month!! are they crazy!!

allyouneedisluv
allyouneedisluv

Maybe its becaause of the horrible reviews its been getting and they hope to make the game better.

FrankDuxx
FrankDuxx

well 6 months its enough to forget about it

wa128
wa128

Pc gamers are already bored with this game

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

It's kind of obvious they delayed it because when they release it for Consoles it's going to be free to play by that time. Underwhelming game released and giving it support for how crappy it is and on top of that a ridiculous sub fee they think this game deserves only because it says Elder Scrolls on the tittle would mean even more loses and bad publicity for them. Game is getting enough negative reviews as of now for it to be getting even more.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

So.. my boycott is delayed six months, too.

Because I *still* won't pay a per-game subscription. Nope, nope, nope.

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

PC beta testers confirmed. Game was never ready for prime time.

Garm31
Garm31

This MMO NEEDS to fail miserably. I really do fear they are going down the online-only, paywalled, route with Fallout 5 and Elder Scroll VI. A great way to kill a franchise.

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@logansnider  

I agree, they should push TESO futher back to early 2015, so it wont cross with the Destiny hype..., Destiny might really hit in big.., ...man, it costed freaking 500mio bucks (!)...

(and they'd really have enough time to poslish TESO for the consoles.. and maybe even add some extra content...)

logansnider
logansnider

@snider83 The PC Master Race is never the guinea pig, just be glad that we gave you plebeians anything this time. Lolz. :P

Duckynevada
Duckynevada

@ninboxstation  Rayman legends has the best metacritic score for next gen not titanfall.... RAYMAN: 9 MC
TF: 8.6 MC

matthd
matthd

FF14 is also the Ie of a pinhead/linear and you can't interact with the enbiroment. It's closed off.

SmawRpg
SmawRpg

@ninboxstation  Any MMO feels washed out compared to  Single player game. Doesn't matter what it is. FFXIV felt like a washed out FF to me...

matthd
matthd

This kind of proves it won't be..

BSC14
BSC14

@allyouneedisluv


The game is WAY underrated.  The bad reviews were from people expecting Skyrim 2...it's an mmo first and a damn good one at that.


Besides they are working out the issues that people had with the game...do yourself a favor and pick it up when it does come out.

wa128
wa128

@Drainyou_98  console people ARE crazy :P..



Why would you own a xbox one or ps4 right now? Thats just stupid

deathwish026
deathwish026

@Garm31  theres too much stupid in your comment for me to try and tackle....

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@Duckynevada

Rayman??.... lol., talking about real games.. (imo goes in the same genre as an Indie game..I'd never buy that fullprice..., like TowerFall Ascension)

FFXIV dropped down to 86%, but is back up to 87%...

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@matthd  

interact? depends... for crafing and quest you can..., and the areas are open to explore for new quests and areas..


but you can't just go collect everything in the world, it's not open "Item" wise,. neither can you killl NPCs.. (same like with all FFs..)


but it's gameplay pace it different than TES games...

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@SmawRpg

of course MMOs can feel washed out compared to SP rgps... due to their's sizes.. 

(same problem, why Bethesdas gigatic games can not have the same cutscens/story/characters like a Bioware.. Bethesda RPGs are just too huge)

but FFXIV has the same advantage over other FFs (.. FFXIII), like Bethesda games have over Bioware games, the "epcial feeling exploring vast/open and gorgeous landscapes/areas" advantage.. (besides FFXIV plays/feels like something closer to FFXII than it does to FFXIII (gameplay, enemy, OST ect. -wise..)

SmawRpg
SmawRpg

@BSC14 @allyouneedisluv  As far as MMOs go, ESO is fantastic. I love exploring in First person. The quests don't feel grindy at all. Of course they are not going to get the special attention that Skyrim has, but I never expected anything like that. Skyrim doesn't have dungeons that I can play with friends, or PvP, or a good crafting system, or diverse environments(kind of but not really). People seem to forget they are two different genres.  And it is finally not a WoW clone, and having it be elder scrolls themed is just a bonus. it feels like what GW2 should have been; slowed down methodical combat that isn't a button mashing fest.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Damn brother. Played about 30 hours in beta and I'm glad I passed. Game isn't bad but just so avgerage

tigzar
tigzar

@BSC14 @allyouneedisluv  no thanks , played beta. Putting 'elder scrolls' in the title doesn't give it justice , its a bland mmo with a elder scrolls paint job.

Drainyou_98
Drainyou_98

@wa128 @Drainyou_98 That's actually a fair point.I It does suck waiting for some decent games to come out. but hey. child of light and sound shapes are still pretty sick in the meantime


wa128
wa128

@deathwish026 @Garm31  I agree that mmorpg's are usually crap though..


I'd rather have an offline elderscrols game, thats what they are good at. I'm not buying this bullshit

BSC14
BSC14

@tigzar @BSC14@allyouneedisluv


And that right there is exactly the problem...."'elder scrolls" in the title made people expect way too much.


But you know, to each his own....

tigzar
tigzar

@Drainyou_98 @wa128  cuz we play other games lol? such as ff a realm reborn ... or the last of us remastered when it comes out this summer ? :) ... you no the game of the year pc doesnt get?.

BSC14
BSC14

@DrizztDark


No, I just like the game....is that not ok to have a different opinion than yourself? 


The game has some issues but it's been reviewed with way too much hate due to it being an "elder scrolls" game.