In an statement that almost no one expected, Bethesda Softworks and Zenimax Online Studios dropped a bomb by officially announcing that Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to the Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles as well as PC. On top of that they also put out a release date (sort of). The game is due to be released in the spring of 2014.
Bringing consoles into the mix really opens up the game to a whole new world. This will mean a lot more players but the console crowd isn’t really used to MMORPGs yet. Unfortunately the developers have also stated that cross-platform play is out of the picture. So those hopes and dreams of playing with your friends across Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live are smashed yet again.
ESO is set to be one of the biggest MMO launches in recent years, especially with the addition of next-generation console ports. And while many gamers may be highly disappointed that the game isn’t due out for almost another year (possibly due to Bethesda hyping the game up far too early) it could be a good thing. If past game launches have taught us anything its that developers that take their time and polish every pixel usually release far better initial launches than those that rush a game out.
Are you excited that TES Online is going to be released for the Xbox One and PS4 consoles? Or do you think it will ruin the game as a whole? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!