The Elder Scrolls Online Delayed

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Whether you personally love or don't-quite-love the upcoming, there's no doubt that the game has many people's attention. For those in the 'love' camp, they are undoubtedly eagerly anticipating the game's scheduled June release. There's just one problem, however: The Elder Scrolls Online release for Xbox One has been pushed back.

Bethesda has released the following statement with regards to the delay:

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.
Whether they mean six months from today, or six months from the originally intended release, isn't clear, but what you can bank on is the game won't be available till around the Holidays.

In the meanwhile, Bethesda is doing its best to encourage gamers to pick up the PC or Mac edition. Anyone who purchases The Elder Scrolls Online on those platforms "by the end of June will have the opportunity to transfer their character(s) to either console version when they are release." In addition to the character transfer, those who pick up the PC or Mac version in June can also download the digital version of the title for the Xbox One for £12.99 or regional equivalent. They will also receive another 30 days of gameplay.

When a new date is officially revealed, we'll be sure to let you know.
Credit for this story goes to CoMaestro
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.