Will the Elder Scrolls Online hit consoles this year?

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And does anyone still care? We told you not long ago at all that The Elder Scrolls Online was delayed for consoles by about six months. According to a new bit of information to come out of an interview with IGN, creative director Paul Sage has revealed that while that is still the goal, The Elder Scrolls Online may not see consoles this year at all.

“I will tell you we are working round the clock to try and make that happen,” he said. “I can’t guarantee anything, that would be foolish to do, but we are certainly working with that goal in mind.”

Those of you waiting? you’ll have to wait a little mmo’. Right now though, the team is focusing on making the PC version of the MMO a better game; they’re busy adding in justice, the Thieves Guild and the Dark Brotherhood.

“The reason is we do want fully fleshed out skill systems and quest lines for that, so that’s further out. My prediction is we’ll probably get the Justice System in before we get the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood in, just because we want that system to be fully fleshed out and players used to the system before they have to use it.

“I don’t have a date lined up, but it’s a little further out. I wouldn’t expect it in the first four updates.”

It seems to me that the game was release prematurely to begin with, and they’re slowly, slowly adding features that should have been in right from the start. Months away, the console versions of the game will  have the benefit of possibly being fully functional, fully featured games by then – but I’m just not convinced the game’s worth the $15/month subscription fee.

Last Updated: May 22, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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