Cue number puns.
By Alex Walker on December 12, 2013 at 7:54 am
Elder Scrolls Online, the MMORPG that I was rather excited for then not-so-excited but still kind of interested in, has finally got a release date: April 4, 2014. Yes, in case you’re wondering, that’s 4.4.2014, as the post on the ESO website helpfully outlines.
To mark the occasion, game director Matt Firor took the opportunity to say a few hundred words. “Worldwide demand for The Elder Scrolls Online is extraordinarily high. This means we need to do a staggered rollout of the different versions of the game to spread out the initial service load and ensure an enjoyable, smooth gameplay experience. It is not only a game we are launching – it is a large online service as well, and our number one priority is to ensure a trouble-free, stable rollout for everyone,” he wrote.
According to Firor, around 4 million players signed up for the ESO beta, with as many as 300,000 playing in a single 48-hour closed beta period. Those are figures to be proud of. If you haven’t been able to play the game for yourself just yet, you might want to check out James’s preview. I hear it’s rather fun. Failing that, there’s a new trailer, so you could probably watch that too.
Elder Scrolls Online is being launched on PC and Mac’s first on April 4, followed by a Xbox One and PS4 release in June.