Some disappointing news for The Elder Scrolls Online fans today as the developers announce a lengthy launch delay for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the award-winning online MMORPG game. Previously the release date was announced to be sometime in June but a statement released by Zenimax Online Studios today suggests a delay of up to 6 months for the next-gen launch.
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.
To lessen the impact the developers announced a new deal with Sony and Microsoft that will allow ESO players to transfer their characters to either next-gen version when it releases later this year.