Posted Thu May 8, 2014 at 07:44 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Delay comes with a $20 console offer for PC players.
Today, Bethesda announced that the console versions of their new MMO, 'Elder Scrolls Online,' would not be making their planned June shipping date. In fact, both the PS4 and Xbox One versions have been delayed by six months.
From Bethesda, "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."
Undoubtedly, the delay means that once the console versions are released, there should be more content available to play. Even so, Bethesda seems to understand that many players were keyed in on the June date, especially after so many pre-order incentives. To wit, Bethesda has created a new PC to console upgrade path for players who purchase the PC version by the end of June.
"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."
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