The Elder Scrolls Online release delayed 6 months on consoles

first_imgIf you are a PC gamer and a fan of MMOs, chances are you’ve been playing The Elder Scrolls Online since April. Console gamers who love the Elder Scrolls series of games have been patiently waiting for June to arrive so they can also get their hands on Bethesda’s MMO. But it looks as though that is no longer set to happen.Bethesda has made no official statement regarding the console version of the game yet, but someone on their website team messed up and updated the game’s FAQ early. The additional information was soon removed, but not before someone got a screen capture as evidence.In answer to the question “When does The Elder Scrolls Online officially launch?” the answer was updated to include the following:“While it has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible, we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six more months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.”Here’s the screenshot to prove it:The text suggests that six additional months will be required beyond the original June launch date. That means no PS4 or Xbox One version until early 2015. For an MMO that’s really bad news, as the game only remains viable if it can build a large player base quickly and then maintain it. Several extra months between releases will certainly dampen down any excitement surround the game.Unless Bethesda can keep the momentum going with the PC version alone, we may see a very different game released next year on consoles. Then again, Bethesda isn’t exactly short on cash to play the long game with its first MMO.last_img read more