Elder Scrolls Online launching April 4, PC and Mac first

The Elder Scrolls Online

By 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.

6 comments (Leave your own)

I don’t know that much about it, but it looks like the second coming of Warhammer Online. Which is cool. But I’m not that excited.

 
Some_Bored_Dude

Mac compatible at launch? I’m all over it!

 

Console players will have their own world? or mingle with PC?
Either way – a console based RPG/mmo will be dumbed down quite a bit…. Dragon Age Origins anyone?

 

Sphinx2000: t it, but it looks like the second coming of Warhammer Online. W

I can’t help but feel that this is a waste of time and maybe they should have just worked on another single player TES game.

 

The single player TES games have all been made by Bethesda (as far as I know), Elder Scrolls Online is being made by their parent company Zenimax. While Bethesda could very well be providing advice and such given that TES and all its IP is their baby, Bethesda could very well have a team that has been working on TES VI throughout the ESO development period. They are two separate entities each doing their own thing.

 

Sphinx2000: Console players will have their own world? or mingle with PC?

own world.

As for dumbing down, It’s an elder scrolls game… The combat is what you would expect from skyrim … it’s not your traditional Wow styled MMO (though it does share some elements) .

namelesstoo: While Bethesda could very well be providing advice

and developers …

 
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