Elder Scrolls Online: PS4 and Xbox One versions delayed by six months

Elder Scrolls Online

‘Planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible’ say Bethesda.

Bethesda are delaying the console ports of Elder Scrolls Online possibly pushing the release date into next year. In an update posted this week they are saying of the PS4 and Xbox One ports, "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," adding that, "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."

While Bethesda continue to work at getting the console versions ready they have sought arrangements with Sony and Microsoft to extend some compensation  to disgruntled Elder Scrolls fans.

As a special offer anyone purchasing the PC/Mac version of Elder Scrolls Online by the end of June will be able to transfer characters over to the console versions when they are released. Gamers taking up this offer will be able to purchase the console version at a knockdown price of $20.00 (around £12.00) and get a month’s free play time.

What do you think of the news? Were you waiting eagerly for the console versions of ESO to arrive? If you’re playing ESO on PC right now will you be taking up the transfer offer? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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