Bethesda Softworks has delayed the PS4 and Xbox One versions of The Elder Scrolls Online. In a statement, the company stated the console release has been pushed back “about six months,” citing “a series of unique problems specific to those platforms.”
The company added that, as compensation, anyone who picks up and plays the PC/Mac version by the end of June will be able to transfer their characters to the console versions when they are released. For $20, those players will be able to add a digital version to their console of choice, along with another free 30 days of game time.
During a fan Q&A on the PlayStation Blog, Bethesda confirmed that a PlayStation Plus subscription will not be required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. A follow-up statement added that an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be necessary for Xbox One copies.
TES Online hits the PC on April 4, with the PS4/X1 coming in June.
An update for Dishonored‘s Game of the Year edition page on Amazon accidentally showed details for a special edition of The Elder Scrolls Online instead. While the mistake has since been corrected, the ‘update’ revealed that the TES Online Imperial Edition will include a collector’s edition box and steelbook packaging, a 12″ figurine of Molag Bal, a map of Tamriel, a 224-page illustrated guidebook, and exclusive digital content. No price was listed on the image.
Bethesda has announced the worldwide release date for the PC and Mac versions of The Elder Scrolls Online. Both will launch on April 4, with the PS4/Xbox One versions to follow sometime in June.
Bethesda Softworks confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online will use a monthly subscription model, priced at $14.99 USD per month. Explaining the decision, ZeniMax Studios game director Matt Firor remarked on the series’ free-roaming sandbox roots, adding that “putting pay gates between the player and content at any point in game ruins that feeling of freedom, and just having one small monthly fee for 100% access to the game fits the IP and the game much better.”
TES Online will launch in 2014 for PS4, X1, and PC.
Bethseda Softworks announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Spring 2014 in addition to the PC and Mac versions. They’ll be doing an exclusive Beta run on PS4, though a date for this was not announced.
PC patch notes for Skyrim 1.9b contain the usual laundry list of bugfixes and tweaks, but along with that was the implementation of Legendary skills. That is, skills that reach 100 can be designated as Legendary, which “reset the skill to 15, return its Perks and allow the skill to affect leveling again. This effectively removes the overall level cap.”
Presumably there is some benefit to doing so, though the patch notes do not go into detail. See the full list of changes for yourself here.
Skyrim‘s DLC will at last be hitting all platforms. Dragonborn will launch on the PC starting February 5, while all content (including Dawnguard and Hearthfire) will become available on the PS3 later that same month. While specific dates were not given for the PS3 versions, Bethesda did state that the 1.8 update will precede Dragonborn, which will be the first DLC to hit the platform.
Feel free to double-take: Bethesda announced that the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim will be out early next year. Yes, that includes the PS3 version, and unfortunately it is unclear if this means earlier DLC for the PS3 is closer to being ready. When asked, Bethesda said only that “We’re not done with content for Skyrim. When we’re ready to share more details, we’ll update everyone.” Continue reading ‘Skyrim: Dragonborn Dated for All Platforms’ »
After little in the way of news regarding Skyrim DLC on PS3, Bethesda offered some hope that the issue is coming to a close. While discussing DLC in general, Bethesda tweeted that “To update: we’re also close on new Skyrim content for PS3 and PC.” A follow-up tweet reads “Thanks to all our fans. We think you’ll love the new stuff. We know it takes us time and thanks for all your support and patience!”
Skyrim: Dragonborn has been confirmed, with the DLC scheduled for a 360 release on December 4 for 1600 MS funbucks. No PC or PS3 dates were given. As the title suggests, the content centers around another Dragonborn, specifically the very first one. Currently known only as the Dragonbeast, it intends to make a dramatic return to the land of Solstheim, which it once ruled.
Check out the official trailer here. No, seriously, check it out. That looks an awful lot like a dragon mount, my friends.
A retail listing on Amazon Germany preemptively revealed a Premium Edition for Skyrim, planned to launch in December. Bethesda has since confirmed the listing, though regarding the release date, a spokesperson said only that details are coming soon. The package reportedly includes a world map, t-shirt with the Empire insignia, an Elder Scrolls novel titled “Hell City,” and six concept art postcards. Notably absent from the listing was any mention of DLC.
With last year’s orchestral album based on video game music under their belt, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is putting together a second one. The tellingly-named Greatest Video Game Music 2 launches on November 6, and includes the following tracklist: Continue reading ‘London Philharmonic Composes Second Game Music Album’ »
Skyrim‘s build-a-home DLC, Hearthfire, has been released for the PC. As this re-raised the question of when PS3 owners will have the same access, Bethesda VP of sales/marketing Pete Hines could only comment that no new information is available. “We’re still on it,” he wrote on Twitter. “Will share update when I have one.”
With Bethesda’s stated difficulties in bringing the Skyrim DLC to PS3, Sony announced they have a large support team working to resolve the issue. Sony’s Adam Boyes stated that “I can’t promise any kind of resolution or timeline but can say that everyone involved is trying their best to get this stuff working.”
Hardly a game lacking for things to do, Skyrim will get another add-on focusing on quite literal homemaking. Hearthfire will allow players to build and make additions to their own home, from simple cottages to fully-equipped mansions. The content goes live on September 4 for 360, priced at 400 MS funbucks. PS3 and PC versions, while likely, were not mentioned at this time.
The previously announced 1.7 update for Skyrim has finally hit 360s worldwide and PS3s in North America. The European PS3 update will follow next week.
Skyrim‘s 1.7 patch has left beta phase and is now being applied to all Steam versions, with console version updates to come this week. In addition, the Dawnguard DLC has officially launched for the PC, with only the PS3 version left unreleased. A representative on the Bethesda blog said they were “not satisfied yet with Dawnguard‘s performance on the PS3.”
Of course, if shouting your enemies to death is more your speed, the Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim is now available on the 360 for 1600 MS funbucks ($20).
Bethesda has announced a beta program for its upcoming Dawnguard DLC for the 360 version of Skyrim. Interested Dragonborn should direct themselves to the official site for registration, with applicants to be chosen sometime next week. The content itself is planned to launch this summer for 1600 MS funbucks (about $20).