As posted up on Reddit, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users will have to wait about half a year until they can have their share of ZeniMax Online Studios’ The Elder Scrolls Online, which recently released on PC back in early April.
The six month delay was first announced on an official FAQ, which has since been edited. Luckily, one Reddit user posted up an image of the FAQ before it was edited.
“When does The Elder Scrolls Online officially launch? The Elder Scrolls Online officially launched on April 4, 2014 on PC and Mac. While it has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn't going to be possible, we have made great progress, we have concluded that we'll need about six more months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve. For additional information on the delay, please see this blog post (link),” the FAQ once allegedly read.
The same user also reported that many comments on (presumably) The Elder Scrolls Online’s official Facebook page inquiring about that matter have been deleted; comments ranging from questions about the FAQ page, the lack of communication about the console version of the game, inquiries about deleted comments, and people cancelling their pre-orders have been removed comment after comment.
They also reported that a handful of Facebook users are claiming that they are receiving bans from the Facebook page.
Later, ZeniMax put up a post on The Elder Scrolls Online’s official website, confirming that the game will indeed be delayed on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for six months.
“We've been grateful to our fans for the wonderful response to our recent launch of The Elder Scrolls Online for PC/Mac, but we know many of you are eagerly waiting to play the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” the post reads.
We continue to work on the console versions of ESO, and game development has been progressing steadily, but we are still working to solve a series of unique problems specific to those platforms,” the post continues. “Integrating our systems with each console manufacturer’s networks—which are both different from the PC/Mac system as well as different from each other—has been a challenging process. It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.”
ZeniMax acknowledges that the delay will disappoint a lot for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users, and so they have worked out a deal with both Sony and Microsoft to make it up to you.
Thanks to a special offer, if you buy and play the PC/Mac version of The Elder Scrolls Online by the end of June you’ll be given the opportunity to transfer your PC/Mac character to either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 version upon release. ZeniMax promises it’ll do what it can to release the game as quickly as possible; its full post can be found via the second source link below.
The Elder Scrolls Online released on PC and Mac on Friday, April 4. The game is now expected launch on Xbox One/PlayStation 4 later on in 2014 or in early 2015. Soon after the game’s release, its first Adventure Zone, Craglorn, was introduced (with a trailer to boot, too), which was touched on when ZeniMax’s creative director talked about Veteran Content that comes after level 50.