The Elder Scrolls Online “Was Never Planned to Come to Consoles”, Sony Convinced Bethesda to do it

Gamescom award winning The Elder Scrolls Online is set to come out next year on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, but if it wasn’t for the efforts of Sony’s third party relations team, it would have been a PC/Mac exclusive. - PSLS

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showtimefolks1718d ago

sony got this on consoles

sony forced MS to take back their bad policies

sony stands for gamers and what gamers want

xHeavYx1718d ago

Would be great if Sony works a deal where, if you have PS+, you don't have to pay a monthly fee

Enemy1718d ago

You're welcome, Xbox gamers.

MWong1718d ago

It's funny people are actually getting disagrees for saying kudos Sony. Bethesda admits that Sony convinced them to bring their MMO to consoles.

Way to go Sony, shocked Bethesda actually listened to them. I just wish it was a F2P MMO like DCUO. Let me buy the expansions and additional content, but like the article said at least I have an option now.

D-riders1718d ago

are people that big of fanboys that they disagree when sony helps them???? grow up

twinspectre1718d ago

and the stupid part is that a lot of people keep supporting MS , they should thanks Sony and buy PS4 instead of Xcrap

TXIDarkAvenger1718d ago

Do console gamers really want Elder scrolls? I mean considering all the issues on consoles with Skyrim, I don't know why they would bother.

Masterman2801718d ago

I agree with everything except ''Sony forced MS to take back their bad policies'', i'm pretty sure it was angry fans.

YNWA961718d ago

Twinspectre, very mature, I will have both play all the great games, you limit yourself....

Heisenburger1718d ago (Edited 1718d ago )

They all want our money.

However I personally feel that Sony is utilizing the "You catch more flies with honey" strategy.

Which I feel is more respectful *to the people who pay the bills, I.e. us.

*typographical error

Mystogan1718d ago

This is kind of like Microsoft did with dead rising. If it wasn't for Microsoft there wouldn't have been a dead rising 3.

Mr Tretton1718d ago

"sony stands for gamers and what gamers want"

And gamers don't want Elder Scrolls '14.99 a month' Online

awi59511718d ago

Except with the ps3 where they nerfed the console for DRM reasons what ever happened to the OS install for ps3 yeah they took it away.

DragonKnight1718d ago (Edited 1718d ago )

Calm down everyone, there is a rumour going around that Bethesda is having problems with Microsoft AND Sony about double subscriptions for this game. Sony may have convinced Bethesda to bring the game to consoles, but they may also be trying to get it behind the PS+ paywall.

Mind you, it's just a rumour at this point, at least where Sony is concerned. Pete Hines confirmed that it's a problem they're facing with Microsoft in an OXM article, but only a spokesperson for Bethesda (not Pete Hines, who is VP of PR and Marketing) said they were facing a similar situation with Sony.

**EDIT** "Except with the ps3 where they nerfed the console for DRM reasons what ever happened to the OS install for ps3 yeah they took it away."

Yes, because removing a security risk is the same thing as nerfing a console for DRM reasons. It had nothing to do with a hacker admitting to cracking Sony's security and willing to release the information on how to do so to the entire internet. No, it was for DRM. GTFOH with that FUD.

LOL_WUT1718d ago

This is how you get third party support and ultimately games on your platform by reaching out to developers and working out some sort of deal. ;)

Withdreday1717d ago

The only issue I can see is it could hurt their working relationship if the console version fails to make a profit, but other than that, great news.

Enemy1717d ago

Now every time Xbox gamers are playing Elder Scrolls Online, they'll have Sony in mind.

FanOfRootBeer1717d ago

Alright, that's a bit of an overstatement, mate. Just a bit; a smidgen; a dash, even.

ooquis1717d ago

Well said. Just got my sony pulse sony always amaze me!

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MizTv1718d ago

Now about the monthly fee

KwietStorm1718d ago

lol really though, that's the one [big] thing that could make it all null and void. Most console-only gamers just aren't into that type of game model.

Summons751718d ago

Yeah how dare they wanna give gamers the full game and ensure regular server repairs. Sub > p2w (f2p) anyday of the week.

JsonHenry1718d ago

@Summons75- Guild Wars 2 says hello.

They do all of that and more without charging monthly.

But lets not kid ourselves. TESO will end up free to play eventually as well.

maddskull1718d ago

i think that you dont need the ps+ subscription to play it because of the monthly fee but xbox are not going back with XBLG you must have xblg to play it and yu must play a monthly fee on the xbox their is a monthly fee on the ps4 but you dont need ps+ unike xbox

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reef10171718d ago

It's the POWA of persuasion

kupomogli1718d ago

Which is more powerful than the imaginary power of the cloud.

nukeitall1717d ago

Yup, the powa of persuasion has been strong with the Sony fangirls!

nosferatuzodd1718d ago (Edited 1718d ago )

you know these xbox fanboys should bow down and thank Sony this generation cuz if its wasn't for Sony they would have a 50" dildo up there @ss from microsoft DRM no used games always online if sony didnt stood up they all would be Microsoft little B$tches

BippityBoppityB001718d ago

50" dildo?

Don't knock it 'till you've tried it.

(limps slowly away in the opposite direction)

dmeador1718d ago


Its comments like yours that make me feel sad for everyone who buys a ps4, bc they will mistake the people that can form real logical thoughts with people like you

nosferatuzodd1717d ago (Edited 1717d ago )


Its comments like yours that make me feel sad for everyone who buys a ps4, bc they will mistake the people that can form real logical thoughts with people like you

do you I'm not stopping you from doing you i was in japan and i saw a lot of American people acting while i don't hear anyone stereo typing them but here you come, on you're high horse trying to be elegant get a grip man

Mystogan1718d ago

And now we don't want this game. You have to pay a subscription fee and there is a cash shop.

_FantasmA_1718d ago

This isn't the same as the Dead Rising situation. Dead Rising sucks. How did they manage to f&&k up a zombie game? Zombies are impossible to get wrong. Everybody loves zombies. Dead Rising has the worst shooting mechanics, story, and mission structure I've ever played. Not to mention it lacks originality.

StoutBEER1718d ago

Uhh Fantasma... Really?!

Easily. And Dead Rising is fun. Not much replay value, but the same could be said for Indie titles. Minecraft withstanding.

StoutBEER1718d ago

Actually that would have been fine for me. I was REALLY looking forward to this then it came out it will have a 14/ 15 dollar a month fee. I already pay 60 dollars a month for XBL, don't think i can afford this. Unless the reviews for this are amazing like a can't miss for Elder Scroll fans. I'll probably skip i'm sorry to say.

saint_seya1718d ago

You pay 60 dollars a month for xbl?
Then MS is worse than i thought :p

nukeitall1717d ago


There have been plenty of deals for $30-40 XBL Gold subscriptions. I just bought two years worth a month ago at newegg for $70.

I personally don't see myself spending $15/month for a game, but who knows, if StarCraft MMO did, I would probably be all over it especially if that is all I played.

That is far less than I spend on games annually.

jeffgoldwin1718d ago

Ya great now we get a game that charges $15/month. No ty, pass.

Vip3r1718d ago

That and there wasn't a multimillion dollar deal done too either.


Novistador1717d ago

Not really, console mmos tend to do poorly. Hell just look at DC universe. Sony kills any mmo it touches, or did all you fanboys forget about when Sony thought it was a good idea to revamp Star Wars Galaxies to compete with WoW and completely ruined the game.

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MidnytRain1718d ago

I'm guessing Skyrim is the only Bethesda game PS3 fans here have a problem with then, cause Bethesda seems to get a lot of hate here. Didn't expect people to be excited for a PlayStation release.

Angeljuice1717d ago

I loved Skyrim on PS3, I know it had issues, but it's still one of my favourite games this gen. But then I was gaming in the late seventies, early eighties, when ALL games were buggy as hell and people just got on with it.

Irishguy951718d ago

Didn't even know this was coming to consoles haha....god I gotta keep up. Good play sony

Majin-vegeta1718d ago

Sony always looking out for the gamers.

Bundi1718d ago (Edited 1718d ago )

Lol come on guys! They are looking out for their pockets, it's business.

You really think if there wasn't any money to be made they'd have bothered?

Charging me a fee for inserting the disc into my console?? I think you should return your Xbox, GameStop ripped you off Heavy

xHeavYx1718d ago

They can make money while making the customer happy, or they can go the M$ way and charge you a fee even for inserting the disk into the console

HammadTheBeast1718d ago

Obviously it's business. But like I've said before, there's different ways to do business. There's out-of-touch, let's see how far we can get away with business, and there's consumer option business.

Sony bringing this to consoles earns them a +1. It provides an option for gamers, I'm not sure why you're not ok with it.

dmeador1718d ago

Haha, its interesting the different outlook on this site when it comes to MS and Sony. If MS did this all you would hear is that they paid them off somehow and being greedy, and thats all they can do. When Sony does it they are looking out for gamers and it doesn't have anything to do with profit (bc profit is a dirty word). I can promise you the first thought processes wasn't "Lets see what we can do for gamers", it was "Will this make us a profit". Open your eyes guys and gals.

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