If you’ve been eagerly but patiently waiting for the console version of the Elder Scrolls Online, you’re going to have to be patient a bit longer. Zenimax Online has just announced via their official blog that the game won’t be making it’s previously announced June relese date. Don’t worry, there’s also some good news.
Zenimax Online is citing “a series of unique problems specific to those platforms” as the cause for the delay, specifically having to do with integrating its systems with the Xbox Live and PSN networks. So they’re stating that they will need another 6 months to deliver, which puts the release of the console versions some where around November.
However, there is a bit of a light at the end of this tunnel. Zenimax is offering some unique incentives for people who purchase and sign up for the PC and Mac versions of the game right now. If you sign up before the end of June, you will be able to purchase the digital version of the game for Xbox One or PS4 at the discounted price of $20 and will get the first month free. On top of that, you will also be able to transfer over your character from the PC version of the game for free.
So while the delay is definitely a bummer, that doesn’t mean you have to wait to play the game if you have a PC that can run it. You can get in on the action now and transfer over to the Xbox One version for $20. That said, there’s no information on whether you’ll be able to transfer back to PC, so this is likely to be a one time transfer. If you’re still on the fence, our final ESO review will be up next week to help you make a final decision. So stay tuned.