Lovers of Oblivion, Skyrim and the entire Elder Scrolls universe, it's time to crank your impatience levels up a bit because we have a release date for Elder Scrolls Online at last.
First up, a word from The Elder Scrolls Online Game Director Matt Firor regarding the game's development and that all important date.
Says Firor, "Game development is coming along very well. We completed major systems development, and are focusing on making this the Elder Scrolls game you expect: polishing the hundreds and hundreds of hours of content, making combat even more fun and responsive, fixing quest issues, and much, much more. In fact, we plan on spending the next few months before launch reacting to the latest feedback from internal and external testers and gameplay data we have collected."
When's it out?
"As some of you know, we’ve been in beta testing for about a year now, leading up to our most recent test in late November where we had over 300,000 people in the game over a 48 hour period. We’ve had approximately 4 million people sign up for beta and that number continues to grow. We hope that just about every one of you who have signed up for beta will get an invitation to play sometime between now and the weeks before launch." Sure, when's it out?
"These tests are very important, not only for gameplay feedback, but also to test our infrastructure. Beta tests can sometimes be a little rough when we are testing some systems for the first time with large numbers of players. So thank you to all who have participated for your understanding and support. It is very much appreciated."
SURE! WHEN IS IT OUT!?
"So we’re happy to announce that the game will launch worldwide for PC and Mac players on Friday, April 4, 2014, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans will see the game arriving on consoles in June 2014."
Check out the newly released, all-new gameplay trailer - War in Cyrodiil. The video highlights The Elder Scrolls Online’s massive PvP system, allowing hundreds of players to fight together, and against one another, in a quest to claim the Ruby Throne.