The Release of ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ for PS4 And Xbox One Moved To 2015. Thieving System ‘Skyrim’ Inbound

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The Elder Scrolls Online was scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside the PC during the past summer. At that time, though, the release of the console has been moved to an unspecified date in December 2014. On Thursday, ZeniMax Online officially reported what was already known: the MMORPG will not be ready for that release either.
The Game Director Matt Firor presented the future updates coming to The Elder Scrolls Online in a post on the homepage of the game. After covering some of the updates suggested since the PC release, Firor confirmed the delay.

“We couldn’t be more excited about everything there is to look forward to in 2015. We’ll be introducing some of the new systems that we’ve talked about publicly over the last couple of months, and of course, we will be bringing ESO to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” Firor wrote.

“As I’ve mentioned, we have been (and will continue to be) steadily working on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of ESO,” he added later on. “They are playable and fun right now, but there’s still some work to do before we can set an official launch date.”

Bethesda Softworks’ Vice President of PR Pete Hines told CVG some time ago that the infrastructure of the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE was partly the reason of the original delay to December. However, the new delay seems to be due to timing. In any case, according to Firor, Update 6 is slated for January and is going to be “a big one”.

Update 6 will introduce the Champion System and Justice System to Elder Scrolls Online. The release will be the third phase of the Champion System and it will add the ability some points to be spent in Champion Passives.
In the meantime, the Justice System will take a phased release approach as well. The first stage of the release will add the ability to steal from vendors, pickpocket NPCs, and kill NPCs similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This includes guards busting players for thieving and murderous actions.

“It’s also important to note that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of ESO are not just ports of the PC/Mac game,” Firor said. “We have completely replaced the PC user interface with a console-specific UI designed from the ground-up with a controller and a living room play experience in mind. We’ve also added voice chat and full integration with XBL and PSN. Expect to see lots of news about our console versions in early 2015.”
Considering the aforementioned, most probably the earliest release of The Elder Scrolls Online on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be in February or March, 2015.

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