The Elder Scrolls Online Suffers Six Month Delay For Next Gen Consoles

By Jared Scott on May 8, 2014, 11:43AM EDT
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Bethesda delivers the sad news that The Elder Scrolls Online MMO will be delayed for around six months due to issues with platform integration on the Xbox One and PS4. While this news is bad for console owners, Bethesda has made arrangements with both Sony and Microsoft to help make up for the delay.

Bethesda explained that while making the game for the consoles has been progressing steadily, properly integrating the networks of the PS4, Xbox One, and PC together has been a challenge. This stems from the fact that both the PS4 and Xbox One networks are different from PC, as well as each other.

To help make up for this setback, Sony and Microsoft have agreed to offer a special discount for those who pick up the PC version of ESO before the end of June. Once the console versions of the MMO are available, the game will only cost $20, existing characters can be transferred over, and the player will receive 30 days of free play.

While delays are never welcomed news, perhaps Bethesda's apology along with the arrangements between Sony and Microsoft will help ease the frustration of gamers.

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