It looks like we can add the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online to the list of delayed games this week. It looks like ZeniMax Online and Bethesda have deemed that they need another six months to get the PS4 and XB1 versions of the game up to snuff for us all. The better news here over the prior delay of Dying Light is that this delay is all based on the server issues for the MMO title and not any actual gameplay. That is at least good news.
But wait, there's more…
Due to the needed delay it looks like anyone who wants to get into The Elder Scrolls Online now on PC and then hop over to the console version later it will be possible. As long as you pick up and play the game before the end of June you can transfer your character to the console of your choice. You also don't need to worry about buying two full versions of the game either as you can add on a digital version of ESO for your console choice to bring said character over too. Not too bad of a deal when all is said and done.
Here is the full release for you to look through just in case you need more details. At least those console gamers won't be too left out if they really want in on The Elder Scrolls Online and don't want to wait because of the delay.
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.
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.
We know that the news of an ESO console delay is as disappointing to many of you as it is to us. We want to do what we can to make it up to our fans who want to start playing now, so we have worked out the following arrangement with Sony and Microsoft.
Via a special offer, 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 character(s) 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 character(s) 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 your character transfer(s), 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.
Thank you for your patience and loyal support.