Fueling possible speculation was Bethesda themselves today who today posted a shocking statement on their FAQ.
The rumor has been confirmed by Bethesda. Elder Scrolls Online is delayed six months on consoles.
Wow, if this turns out to be true, this game is basically DOA.
But when it was Driveclub delayed it was ok cause they need more time to make it great sigh..
Yeah, but ESO already exists...
It wasn't ok for drive club to be delayed either, but if it isn't finished then delay it to make it better. Why not? No one wants a unfinished game like bf4 for example.
ESO is obviously an already released product elsewhere , and it's not making a positive buzz at all . Maybe they can pull a Realm Reborn style revamp and makeover , but i'm not holding up my breath for it . And it can't just happen in a few months
ESO already exists and has gotten less than stellar reviews to say the least. I can't imagine many console players care about this news.
With this delay (if it's true), they're gonna be pushing it back after the release of some big name games. June was a good time to release, not a ton of huge games coming out then. But the fall / holiday line up is going to be big. And not many people are gonna want to drop $60 bucks and have to attach their credit card or buy a subscription card (for another $15+), just to access the free 30 day trial (yes, you have to have a subscription set up to access the free trial...). $75+ off the bat to play a game when you have a huge selection at that time of year.
Comparing this delay to Driveclub is a joke!! No matter how long they take to make ESO good, it won't be good enough. Meanwhile, we can see evidence DC's delay paid huge dividends. I'm being consistently told ESO is crap on PC. Right now, many are cancelling their subscriptions...only the die hards are happy to get skank'd on a monthly basis, so 6 months delayed on Consoles is of no consequence to me. Heck, I feel like Bethesda have a freekin' nerve to charge $60 for the game, then expect us to pony up $14.99 per month to play it!! Destiny is my choice MMO/RPG this year anyways....and Bethesda can take a running jump for expecting the ESO fans to wait a further 6 months to make it okay, but not great. GTA V looks better and plays better, and is non-sub. ESO looks worse than frickin' last gen to me.
Agreed. This game is no Skyrim, and it's not getting great reviews either. If this game comes out on consoles I might not even know about it lol.
If it's true it better be subscription free by then.
It probably will be. I'm playing it on the PC. Never had problems to login - not even at launchday.. so they maybe have good servers or the interest in the game is already shrinking...
not gonna lie, i have had a few issues logging in sometimes but its very rare. still really enjoying the game though and been playing for around 150 hours so far :)
What abt Megaserver maintenance downtime, Everyday for 2-4 hours. Are we paying for server maintenance or play?
I'm thinking F2P option by then?
I really hope so. I am really looking forward to it but it is the wrong time (for me lol)...for them. The best time would be after FF14 has been out awhile and at least 3 months post Destiny. January would be perfect. I say this b/c many mmo fans just started FF14 and many will be trying and playing Destiny by September. The only thing worse than competing against other games at launch is having someone leave ur fame to play another. It is better to work out the bugs, 're balance the veteran questing and PvP, and launch with the first few post game patches included. It is hard to get console players to pay a sub (which is absurd to me...and no one ever mentionsFF14) & so it needs to b a perfect launch. It is not DO A, as mentioned FF14 just launched on ps4 8 months after pc and ps3. Yes, this may affect those who are eagerly waiting, but honestly games r starting to come out and there will be watch dogs, the last of us, the destiny beta, wolfenstein, and various other games to keep ppl occupied. And as I mentioned FF14 may b the better mmo anyway.
It doesn't look like it will be worth having tbh games like this are too much hassle especially if you have to pay to play as well as Ps plus and xbox live.
ps plus is not needed. xbox live on the other hand is
to HokusPokus // SONY already announced that you do not need a PS+ account to play ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE on the PS4 ! As far as XBOX1 goes, you can not do anything at all online without XBOX LIVE account!
Was a bad move releasing on PC first. Its given us console gamers months to think about it, watch streams, read reviews etc. The more I do these things the less appealing the game has begun and I have no intention of buying it anymore. If it was released with PC version it would have been a day one for me.
With any other type of game, I'd agree with you. But this is an MMO. 6 months is a lot of time for Zenimax to change the game or even add to it. By the time it releases on consoles, it may be vastly different to what your watching/seeing now. Granted, the core mechanics will remain intact, but MMO's are always growing and getting better. At least ones with subs are.
To be honest you make a good point, but in my opinion what Ive heard and seen so far has left a lasting damaging impression. Ofcourse I will look into it again when it is released, just there's a higher chance I wont buy it now.
It's true , but not exactly imo. While changes , improvements and additions are a certainty , once bad mmos or unpopular turning "good" ? Such complete makeovers rarely happened . And it's even useless if people can't go beyond that first impression from months years ago . Just ask Warhammer fans . And it's going to met further skepticism , when what you release feel like a Mmo with an outated approach and ideas from 2008 in a 2014 title , with so many franchise and games , especially console , already going to persistant or semi persistant online experience
Could a F2P Elder Scrolls Online change the game?
Well if they did delay it . It is a good thing and a smart move by BETHESDA! After reading and watching all the reviews , by delaying the game it shows that BETHESDA is listening to the gaming community! I just feel bad that all the PC gamers who forked out 60 +15dollars for the game !
ESO looks like Fud on PC, so what good can come of Console versions? I loved Skyrim last gen, and this looks visually identical in many ways. I've seen no visual improvement with ESO at all! Bethesda has a track record of ripping (con)sumers off. Remember that Horse Armour that cost $4? I'm afraid the only thing BETHESDA is listening to is the Dollar$
Welcome to PC gamers pain consolers. Most games come to console first, then PC gamers have to wait months for the game to come to PC. It's no big deal, just wait, play some other awesome games in the meantime. But honestly, ESO is not worth it. Played the beta, was kinda lame. Reading/watching reviews about it makes me glad I did not fork out $100 for it (Aussie dollars)
Oh boy what we have here?
Paid subscription AND cash shop? That itself is enough to warrant a thumbs down, nevermind the dated visuals and lackluster gameplay.
The comments regarding this game is utterly idiotic. I can tell none of these fools actually played the damn game. The most moronic being the clown who said he would be more interested if this game was released on the console along with the PC version...which would mean he prefers playing a broken game filled with buggy quests. I'm actually playing this game now on the PC now, and the game have taken huge strides in terms of stability and bugs reduction since release. The progress made thus far have convinced me to give the developer a sub see where they're taking the game. It's actually damn good. If this game is indeed coming out on the console six months from now, then console gamers will be getting a much more polished version with raid zones and various balancing issues fixed. Thats a good thing.
to Maxor ...Cool , i do not game on PC, so glad to hear BETHESDA is putting a good effort to me make game less buggy for you enjoyment! I love BETHESDA and think their a great company!
Wonder if they can make a comeback like Final Fantasy XIV Reborn?
Drop the sub and I'll gladly welcome a delay!
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