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Elder Scrolls Online for consoles delayed…by six months?

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The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda’s new MMO set in the universe that houses the worlds seen in Skyrim and Morrowind has been out on PC for over a month. It’s pretty divisive, with some unimpressed by the buggy game, and others wholly enraptured by its fantasy setting. The game was supposed to hit The Ps4 and Xbox One next month – but it looks like it’s going to be delayed.

Bethesda hasn’t officially said as much, but a line, along with a broken link on their website’s FAQ said there would be a delay of up to six months. that line has since been excised from the site – so it’s likely that it went live before the official announcement.

Here’s what it said:

"The Elder Scrolls Online officially launched on April 4, 2014 on PC and Mac," said the F.A.Q, "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."

Like we saw with Diablo 3, maybe the PC version is being used as a beta, until the fully-functional console versions are released. Still, the wait will be unbearable for fans of the Elder Scrolls universe who had planned to get this on console – but at least it’ll probably actually work then.

In six months time, it’ll probably even have become free to play.

(via Reddit.)

Last Updated: May 8, 2014

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  1. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    May 8, 2014 at 11:00

    Well it will probably be free to play by then xD


    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      May 8, 2014 at 13:56

      Lets hope


  2. VampyreSquirrel

    May 8, 2014 at 11:02

    Hopefully they’re learning from the PC version… I had areas half load in Beta, and have heard of people having the same issue with the released game… so sad.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 8, 2014 at 11:08

      It’s Diablo 3 beta testing all over again lol


      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 8, 2014 at 11:53

        Lol! Yeah… took them a while to “fix” it for PC though… glad its “fixed” even though Blizz is having serious issues with latency and log ins across their games.


  3. Bob the Zealot

    May 8, 2014 at 11:03

    I would love to see the revenue numbers for this game. Not the initial sales but the monthly subscriptions.


  4. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2014 at 11:05

    Thanks for the current beta testers then I guess? Even though you are paying to test instead of getting payed to test. F2P is the only way I will even glance at it though.


  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 8, 2014 at 11:08

    A 6-month delay just before it was meant to be released on console AND after it was already released on PC? That doesn’t inspire much confidence in the game.


  6. Umar Returns

    May 8, 2014 at 11:11

    Nothing about this game looks exciting


    • Sageville

      May 8, 2014 at 11:50

      Trust me its basically a copy of ideas from existing MMOs.

      It looks very Guild Wars 2ish when you look at their “Center” region for PVP battles, that’s such a rip from GW2. I can’t see myself actually paying subs for this, been playing on the 30 free days and I just don’t feel like this is anything new or exciting.


      • Umar Returns

        May 8, 2014 at 11:51

        How much is it per month then?


        • Sageville

          May 8, 2014 at 12:50

          Usual $15 methinks


      • Kromas

        May 8, 2014 at 12:00

        I have yet to see this copy from existing MMO thing you speak of. Group play … non-existant. Quest sharing … not working. Huge non-pvp outdoor raid events … lol.

        Point is all MMO’s copy from other MMO’s. Problem is that ESO did not.


        • Sageville

          May 8, 2014 at 12:49

          I’m talking specifically of Cyrodiil open world PVP, that looks like a copy of GW2s WvW… 3 factions/worlds battling in open PVP etc..


          • Kromas

            May 8, 2014 at 12:53

            True although that was just a copy of Warhammer. Too bad they copied nothing else that makes an MMO an MMO.

          • Sageville

            May 8, 2014 at 13:31

            I dunno, I feel equally disappointed with this MMO as with others, so they did keep that…

          • Kromas

            May 8, 2014 at 13:46

            I feel that it is not an MMO thing but rather a big publisher thing. I mean I can’t recall a recent AAA game that really gripped me. Hopefully
            Wolf will solve it but I am not keeping my hopes up.

            Edit: Ooh as I posted I remembered D3:RoS but D3 was horrible so it doesn’t count.

          • Sageville

            May 8, 2014 at 14:41

            Wolf will suck as well

    • Rincethis

      May 8, 2014 at 11:56

      An no pink hair to make me excited…


  7. Tulipdame

    May 8, 2014 at 11:31

    Well, I too hope that it will be free to play by then. I don’t mind the delay at all. We have a PC collectors edition, but are waiting for the console releases to play.


  8. V For Vincennes

    May 8, 2014 at 11:40

    Bethesda killed any chances of me buying this a long ago. Delay doesn’t do much but show me what little faith they have in the console version after a less than stellar PC launch.


  9. Rincethis

    May 8, 2014 at 11:48

    Free to play, BWAAHAHAHAHAHA!


  10. Kromas

    May 8, 2014 at 11:57

    The game is not worth it. Yes the story was good and the gameplay was quite fun but the game felt like a single player game with loads of people getting in your way. Not really very MMO. At least I walk away with a nice statue of Molag Bal. Next up … Wildstar and then back to WoW when that fails to impress 😛


  11. DBL_ZA

    May 8, 2014 at 12:05

    “but at least it’ll probably actually work then.”

    I’m pretty sure that’s how every sentence that gets spoken inside the Bethesda HQ ends.


  12. Tauriq Moosa

    May 8, 2014 at 15:06

    But I really wanted to play this so badly, Geoff. I LOVE ELDER SCROLLS GAMES SO GODDAMN MUCH.

    Especially one where I have to pay an initial cost for a broken game, then pay subscription fee additionally.


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